BATON ROUGE -- Behind a second place national finish in women’s indoor track and a fourth place showing in men’s track, LSU jumped seven spots to No. 12 in the nation in the latest U.S. Sports Academy Director’s Cup, which was released on Thursday.
LSU has accumulated a total of 402 points in the Directors’ Cup, which includes 100 points for its national title in football; 90 for a second place finish in women’s indoor track and field; and 80 for a fourth place showing in men’s indoor track and field.
Stanford leads the standings with a total of 668 points, while Penn State is second with 572.25 points and Ohio State third at 506 points. LSU is second among all Southeastern Conference schools with Florida leading the group with 457.25 points, which ranks ninth nationally.
Tennessee is the only other SEC school in the top 25 as the Vols are No. 19 with 343.75 points.
LSU’s other points have come from volleyball (50 points), women’s soccer (50 points) and women’s swimming (32 points).
The next NCAA Division I winter release will be published on April 10 and will include men’s swimming and men’s and women’s basketball.
The U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Alabama, is the program’s sponsor.
Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports – 10 women’s and 10 men’s.
Last year, LSU finished ranked No. 17 in the nation in the Directors’ Cup with a total of 888 points.