Virginia is 4th in the latest Directors' Cup standings released last night, after the men's soccer team's NCAA title and women's soccer's trip to the semifinals gave the Hoos a late surge in the rankings.
Stanford is in the lead (where they'll stay for the remainder of the year), followed by UCLA, North Carolina, UVA, and Syracuse. The top-five is composed of two Pac-12 schools and three from the ACC.
With volleyball and football the only 2 remaining fall sports, UVA will finish the fall season with 303 points. That's actually a bit behind last year's blistering 323 point pace. Remember, both soccer teams reached the College Cup last year as well, falling in the semifinals. But in 2013, the field hockey program made the postseason, and the cross-country teams had slightly higher finishes.
Virginia finished 5th after all fall sports were counted last year, and are set to be in the same ballpark after the fall this year. (Looking at the current standings, Florida State will likely pass UVA, and Penn State has an outside shot.)
The Directors' Cup is awarded to the best college athletics program each year. All sports are weighted equally, out of 100 points, with scores awarded for postseason performance. Stanford has won the past 20 years, but Virginia grabbed 4th place in 203-2014 and are on track for another top-ten (at least) finish after a strong fall.
Here is the top ten in the current Directors' Cup Standings. (Full rankings are here).
|7||Penn State||Big Ten||238||32||28||32||27||5||60||5||73||17||50||0||0|
|9||Michigan State||Big Ten||223||1||100||24||50||0||0||0||0||5||73||0||0|