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A&M Finishes Fall in 21st in Directors' Cup Standings

January 09, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The Texas A&M athletics program finished the fall standings in 21st place in the 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Aggies have finished in the Top 10 the past four years in the final year-end rankings, and the fifth place finish in 2012-13 was the best in the school’s history. (6th in 2009-10, 8th in 2010-11, 9th in 2011-12 and 5th in 2012-13).

Texas A&M’s women’s soccer team led in points with 64 for a ninth place finish reaching the NCAA Sweet 16.

The Aggie football team ended the year ranked No. 18 in both polls and received 56 points in the standings.

The women’s volleyball team reached the second round of the NCAA Championships to earn 50 points.

Rounding out the fall scoring was the women’s cross country team in 32nd place with 28 points. 

The fall sports recognized in the Directors’ Cup were men’s water polo, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s field hockey, men’s and women’s cross country, as well as FBS and FCS football rankings.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup takes into consideration the top 10 female sports and the top 10 male sports at each institution. In Texas A&M’s case, the school sponsors 20 intercollegiate sports, 11 female and nine male.

RANKINGS TO FOLLOW BELOW.

Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings

(As of Jan. 9, 2014)

TOP 25                                                            SEC Order

1.         Stanford                      461.25             19.       Arkansas                     213.50

2.         Michigan St.                382.50             21.       TEXAS A&M             198.00

3.         Florida St.                   351.50             29.       Florida                         173.00

4.         North Carolina            333.00             42.       South Carolina            130.00

5.         Virginia                       323.00             44.       Missouri                      125.00

6.         Penn St.                       315.00             45.       Alabama                      123.50

6.         Wisconsin                    315.00             46.       Ole Miss                      123.00

8.         Notre Dame                310.00             50.       Auburn                        117.00

9.         Duke                           293.00             53.       LSU                            111.50

10.       Colorado                     286.00             58.       Kentucky                    100.00

11.       BYU                           265.00             63.       Vanderbilt                   98.00 

12.       Washington                 258.00             68.       Georgia                       93.00

13.       Michigan                     256.00             133.     Mississippi St.             45.00 

14.       Oregon                        255.50             145.     Tennessee                    27.00

15.       USC                            228.00                        

16.       UCLA                         222.50                        

17.       New Mexico               216.50                        

18.       Georgetown                216.00                        

19.       Arkansas                     213.50                        

20.       Providence                  208.50                        

21.       Maryland                     198.00                        

21.       TEXAS A&M             198.00                        

23.       Texas                           197.50                        

24.       Oklahoma St.              195.00                        

25.       Indiana                        193.50                        

2013-14 TEXAS A&M SPORT BREAKDOWN

Sport                                                                           Place                Points

Fall

Women’s Soccer                                                         9th                    64

Football                                                                       18th                  56

Women’s Volleyball                                                   17th                  50

Women’s Cross Country                                             32nd                  28

Total                                                                            21st                  198.00

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