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Texas A&M in 17th Place in Directors' Cup

April 24, 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 17th place in the 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup final 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 women’s gymnastics.

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 first spring standings will be posted on May 29. Currently, Texas A&M has five teams ranked among the Top 10 in their respective rankings. Women’s outdoor track and field is ranked No. 1 while the men’s outdoor track and field squad is ranked No. 3. Women’s tennis is No. 5 while the men’s tennis team is No. 8 in the latest rankings. Men’s golf is currently No. 10 heading into the SEC Championships this weekend.

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.

 

Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings (As of Apr. 24, 2014)

TOP 25                                                            SEC Order

1.         Stanford                      1151.00           3.        Florida                         727.00

2.         Penn St.                       924.25             14.       Kentucky                    569.50

3.         Florida                         727.00             17.       TEXAS A&M             512.00

4.         Michigan                     718.25             22.       Georgia                       497.00

5.         Wisconsin                    705.00             24.       LSU                            460.25

6.         Notre Dame                698.25             30.       Arkansas                     436.25

7.         Minnesota                   691.75             31.       Alabama                      427.25

8.         North Carolina            650.00             39.       Auburn                        362.25

9.         Nebraska                     638.00             43.       Missouri                      339.20

10.       Duke                           631.50             54.       Tennessee                    287.00

11.       Florida St.                   620.00             56.       South Carolina            284.50

12.       Michigan St.                617.00             77.       Mississippi St.             175.50

13.       Texas                           600.00             79.       Ole Miss                      172.50

14.       Kentucky                    569.50             82.       Vanderbilt                   163.00

15.       Virginia                       551.50                        

16.       Arizona                       514.50                        

17.       TEXAS A&M             512.00                        

18.       Oregon                        505.50                        

19.       Oklahoma St.              501.75                        

20.       Ohio St.                       499.25                        

21.       USC                            498.00                        

22.       Georgia                       497.00                        

23.       California                    488.50                        

24.       LSU                            460.25                        

25.       UCLA                         456.75                        

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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