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A&M in 14th Place in Division I Directors' Cup

April 10, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The Texas A&M athletics program is currently in 14th place in the 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup second winter rankings. The Aggies have finished in the Top 10 the past four years in the final year-end rankings. (6th in 2009-10, 8th in 2010-11, 9th in 2011-12, and 5th in 2012-13)

The most recent rankings included points for men’s and women’s basketball, fencing, women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s swimming and diving as well as wrestling.

Coach Steve Bultman along with diving head coach Jay Lerew and the Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving team finished fourth at the recent NCAA Championships earning 80 points.

Coach Gary Blair and the women’s basketball team reached the Elite 8 in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships earning 73 points for a fifth place finish.

Coach Jay Holmes and the men’s swimming and diving program finished 44th at the NCAA Championships recording 17 points.

In the first winter standings, Texas A&M and head track and field coach Pat Henry posted a fifth place finish in the women’s indoor track and field championships earning 75 points while the men’s indoor track and field program posted an eighth place finish earning 69 points.

The Aggie fall sports posted 198 points and added to the winter total of 314 provides the total of 512 points in the standings.

The next winter rankings will be released next Thursday, Apr. 17 as the championships for women’s bowling, men’s gymnastics and men’s ice hockey will be included. The final winter standings will be posted on Apr. 24 when women’s gymnastics is added.

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.

TOP 25 STANDINGS & SEC STANDINGS TO FOLLOW:

Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings

(As of Apr. 10, 2014)

TOP 25                                                            SEC Order

1.         Stanford                      997.75             6.        Florida                         632.00

2.         Penn St.                       792.00             13.       Kentucky                    517.00

3.         Wisconsin                    680.00             14.       TEXAS A&M             512.00

4.         Notre Dame                673.25             23.       Georgia                       422.00

5.         North Carolina            650.00             29.       Arkansas                     377.00

6.         Florida                         632.00             30.       LSU                            375.25

7.         Duke                           631.50             37.       Alabama                      347.25

8.         Florida St.                   620.00             39.       Missouri                      339.20

9.         Michigan St.                617.00             41.       Auburn                        315.75

10.       Texas                           600.00             48.       Tennessee                    287.00

11.       Virginia                       551.50             49.       South Carolina            284.50

12.       Michigan                     550.00             72.       Mississippi St.             175.50

13.       Kentucky                    517.00             74.       Ole Miss                      172.50

14.       TEXAS A&M             512.00             94.       Vanderbilt                   123.00

15.       Minnesota                   510.00                        

16.       Oregon                        505.50                        

17.       Oklahoma St.              501.75                        

18.       USC                            498.00                        

19.       Arizona                       475.50                        

20.       Louisville                    455.00                        

21.       Colorado                     451.50                        

22.       Nebraska                     442.00                        

23.       Georgia                       422.00                        

24.       Virginia Tech              413.50                        

25.       Indiana                        412.00                        

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

Winter

Women’s Swimming & Diving                                   4th                    80

Women’s Basketball                                                   5th                    73

Women’s Indoor Track & Field                                  5th                    75

Men’s Indoor Track & Field                                       8th                    69

Men’s Swimming & Diving                                        44th                  17

Total                                                                            14th                  512

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