Following the conclusion of the rifle, skiing and indoor track & field seasons, the latest Directors' Cup point standings were released last week. Though the Cavaliers picked up 49 points from the men's indoor track & field, the Hoos fell six spots to No. 15 from No. 9 in the final fall standings.
Through March 25, 2015, here's the current Top 25:
|5||Penn State||Big Ten||FBS||467.50|
|9||Michigan State||Big Ten||FBS||413.00|
|20||New Mexico||Mountain West||FBS||288.50|
|23||Oklahoma State||Big 12||FBS||274.75|
|24||Ohio State||Big Ten||FBS||262.00|
Virginia's big points thus far have come from the men's soccer national championship (100 points) and the women's soccer runner-up finish (90 points). They've also received help from men's and women's cross country (53 and 60 points, respectively).
The Hoos have typically not been a big player in the winter standings, as the sports included here are men's and women's hockey, women's bowling, and men's and women's gymnastics (Virginia does not compete in any of the foregoing), as well as men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming, and wrestling.
Virginia will not be earning any points in women's basketball, but should be expecting points for men's basketball (50 points), men's swimming (33rd place, approx. 40 points depending on how scoring is adjusted for size of field), women's swimming (5th place, 75 points), and wrestling (19th place, approx. 55 points).
Virginia is currently third in the ACC behind North Carolina and Florida State, with Syracuse and Notre Dame not too far behind.
Spring is around the corner, and with that traditionally comes potential big points coming from men's and women's lacrosse, baseball, rowing, and men's and women's tennis (and really as of late, men's and women's golf as well).
Following the final fall standings last year, Virginia was in fifth. They finished the winter seasons with a 9th place men's basketball finish (64 points), 11th place women's swimming finish (66 points), a 26th place men's swimming finish (48 points), and a 23rd place wrestling finish (50.5 points).
You can view the latest complete standings here (PDF).