LSU Climbs to 12th in Director's Cup Standings

Gymnastics earned 73.5 points for their Super Six berth
Gymnastics earned 73.5 points for their Super Six berth
Scott Bruhn
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BATON ROUGE -- LSU continued its climb up the 2008-09 Director's Cup, jumping to No. 12 among all Division I teams in the latest release of the standings.

Stanford leads the Director’s Cup with 1025.25 points, followed by Minnesota with 776.25 points and North Carolina with 740.75 points. Michigan (715.3) and Penn State (702) round out the top five.

LSU is currently second among all Southeastern Conference teams in the standings with 526.5 points. Florida is first among all SEC schools and sixth overall with 695.75 points. Auburn is the only other SEC team in the top 25, coming in at No. 23 with 463.5 points.

LSU most recently picked up 73.5 points for its sixth place national final in gymnastics. LSU also added 50 points in both men’s and women’s basketball reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

LSU will add to its point total over the next month as all of its remaining spring sports - baseball, softball, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s tennis - will compete in NCAA post-season play and will be awarded Director's Cup points.

Last year, LSU had its highest finish ever in the Director’s Cup, placing eighth with an all-time high 1,085 points. A year ago, LSU scored director’s cup points in 17 of a possible 20 sports, a first in school history. In all, the Tigers sent 19 of their 20 teams to NCAA post-season play in 2007-08.

The annual Director’s Cup measures the overall strength of institution’s athletic programs. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports 10 women’s and 10 men’s. The final Director’s Cup standings will be released following the College World Series in late June.

LSU’s History In the Director’s Cup
Year, Rank, Total Points
1993-94, No. 36, 213.5
1994-95, No. 19, 271.5
1995-96, No. 16, 302.5
1996-97, No. 10, 374.5
1997-98, No. 10, 440.0
1998-99, No. 16, 390.0
1999-00, No. 10, 764.0
2000-01, No. 22, 653.5
2001-02, No. 10, 842.5
2002-03, No. 23, 597.25
2003-04, No. 11, 867.75
2004-05, No. 23, 571.25
2005-06, No. 20, 675.125
2006-07, No. 17, 888.0
2007-08, No. 8, 1,085.0





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