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Virginia leads Capital One Cup standings, sixth in Learfield IMG College Director’s Cup

Turns out, winning National Championships helps!

NCAA Basketball: Final Four-National Championship-Virginia vs Texas Tech Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Edited to reflect new Director’s Cup standings as of June 12, 2019.

With just baseball remaining in the 2018-19 NCAA athletics calendar, the Virginia Cavaliers are comfortably locked into the top spot in the Capital One Cup standings. Thanks to the national titles in men’s basketball and lacrosse, the Hoos have a 48-point lead on Stanford.

Here’s what the top-15 for the men’s side look like as of June 3, 2019 (from the Capital One Cup website):

Current Top-15 (as of June 3, 2019)
Capital One Cup

This has yet to credit Texas Tech for its NCAA title in Track and Field, but as it’s rated a “Group A” sport, it will only bump them up 20 points. Baseball is worth 60 points as a “Group B” sport, but none of the teams within 60 points of the Hoos are still playing (thanks, Stanford!). You can check out the full points system here.

This would be the second time in the nine years of the Capital One Cup that the Virginia men took home the title, joining the 2014-15 season that saw the Hoos win NCAA titles in soccer, tennis, and baseball. Florida (2011-12, 2012-13) and Stanford (2015-16, 2017-18) have each won the title twice.

The Capital One Cup comes with scholarship money as the men’s and women’s champs split $400k in student-athlete scholarships. Not too shabby. The award will be presented at the ESPY’S in July.

In the Learfield IMG College Director’s Cup standings, with only the baseball championships to go, Virginia currently sits in sixth place, behind Stanford (who has already clinched the Cup again), Michigan, Texas, Florida, and USC. A sixth place finish would tie Virginia’s 2014-2015 season.