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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Stanford University Wins 25th Straight Directors' Cup as the Most Successful Athletic Department in the Country By Team Performance Rankings

It's official, and a pleasure, especially as a Stanford Law School graduate, to report via Pac-12.com, that Stanford University has won an incredible 25th straight Directors' Cup as the country's most successful athletic department by team performance rankings in NCAA Division I championship competitions, as
"the Cardinal posted 16 top five finishes [and six national championships] in tallying a record 1,567.75 points."
In the 2018-2019 school year athletic performance rankings, Stanford is followed in the top five by the universities of Michigan, Florida, Texas and USC. See the full results via NACDA at https://nacda.com/documents/2019/6/27//June28DIOverall.pdf or see the complete list at the end of this posting, from top-ranked Stanford to the 295th-placed Division I school, of the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup rankings.

As written at PaloAltoOnline.com:
"The Cardinal has won at least one NCAA championship during each of the last 43 school (not calendar) years, dating to 1976-77. In total, Stanford varsity teams have won a record 123 NCAA championships (66 men, 57 women) and 149 national titles overall."
GoStanford.com tells us in addition that Stanford Cardinal athletes have
"produced at least one medalist in every Olympics in which the U.S. has competed since 1912."
At the Wikipedia we can read that:
"In 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the university with most Olympic medals in the U.S. is Stanford University (27 medals), followed by UC Berkeley (22 medals) and University of Southern California (21 medals); University of Florida (13 medals) and UT Austin (13 medals) tied for 4th place." [emphasis added]
However, USC ("Southern Cal") still leads Stanford (in second place) by a slim margin in the total number of Olympic medals won all time, while UCLA is 3rd, and UC Berkeley is 4th, all California schools. Closing out the top five is the University of Michigan.

Below please find the complete list of college viz. university placements in the performance rankings of the Learfield IMG Directors' Cup for the 2018/2019 NCAA Division I athletic school year:

1 Stanford ............. 1567.75 points, a record (a national championship is given 100 points, second place is 90 points, and the remaining places for any given sport are determined by a variable structure depending on the number of teams, etc.)
2 Michigan ............. 1272.25 points
3 Florida ................ 1156.75 points
4 Texas .................. 1148.50 points
5 USC ................... 1075.75 points
6 UCLA .................. 1056.50 points
7 Florida State ........ 1046.25 points
8 Virginia ............... 1037.50 points
9 Duke .................. 1001.00 points
10 North Carolina ..... 987.00 points
For point totals beyond the top ten, please see https://nacda.com/documents/2019/6/27//June28DIOverall.pdf - which pdf, at the time of this posting, however, includes only the Spring individual sports FINALS. For the Fall viz. Autumn individual sports Finals see https://nacda.com/services/download_file.ashx?file_location=https://s3.amazonaws.com/nacda.com/documents/2019/1/9/JAN10Overall.pdf, and for the Winter individual sports Finals see https://nacda.com/services/download_file.ashx?file_location=https://s3.amazonaws.com/nacda.com/documents/2019/4/23/April25DIOverall.pdf)
11 LSU
12 Ohio State
13 Penn State
14 Kentucky
15 Texas A&M
16 Wisconsin
17 Notre Dame
18 California
19 Arizona State
20 Minnesota
21 Georgia
22 South Carolina
23 Arkansas
24 Washington
25 Tennessee
26 North Carolina State ... 794.00 points
(below 26th place, starting with 27th place Oregon at 762.25, all subsequent point totals are less than half of Stanford's winning point total, with the last place school gaining 5 points)
27 Oregon
28 Oklahoma State
29 BYU
30 Princeton
31 Alabama
32 Indiana
33 Oklahoma
34 Texas Tech
35 Louisville
36 Wake Forest
37 Auburn
38 Iowa
39 Baylor
40 Maryland
41 Arizona
42 TCU
43 Illinois
44 Mississippi State
45 Northwestern
45 Vanderbilt
47 Michigan State
48 Nebraska
49 Virginia Tech
50 Colorado
51 Missouri
52 Denver Summit
53 Iowa State
54 Syracuse
55 Purdue
56 Ole Miss
57 Harvard
58 Miami (FL)
59 Boise State
60 Houston
61 West Virginia
62 UCF
63 Kansas
64 Pennsylvania
65 Oregon State
66 Georgia Tech
67 Air Force
68 Hawaii
69 North Dakota State
70 Georgetown
71 New Mexico
72 Navy
73 Clemson
74 Yale
75 Army West Point
76 Villanova
77 UConn
78 Pepperdine
79 Utah
80 Columbia
81 Cornell
82 Rutgers
83 Northern Arizona
84 James Madison
85 North Carolina A&T
86 Portland
87 Boston College
88 Colorado State
88 Washington State
90 Long Beach State
91 Dartmouth
92 Cincinnati
93 Liberty
94 Furman
94 Kansas State
96 South Florida
97 Akron
98 Kennesaw State
99 Campbell
100 Murray State
101 Southern Utah
102 Fresno State
103 Sam Houston State
104 UNLV
105 San Diego State
106 Marquette
107 Central Michigan
107 San Diego
109 Gonzaga
110 Monmouth
111 Lipscomb
112 South Dakota
112 South Dakota State
112 UC Davis
115 Wofford
116 Buffalo
116 Colgate
118 Brown
119 Northern Iowa
120 Stephen F. Austin
121 Southern Mississippi
122 Rice
123 Iona
124 Stony Brook
125 UC Santa Barbara
126 St. Mary's College of California
127 Quinnipiac
128 Alabama State
129 Indiana State
130 Arkansas State
131 Providence
132 New Hampshire
133 Illinois State
134 Montana State
135 Middle Tennessee State
135 Vermont
137 Pittsburgh
138 Towson
139 Loyola Maryland
140 New Mexico State
141 Northeastern
141 Old Dominion
143 Pacific
143 Utah State
145 Jacksonville State
145 Maine
147 Weber State
148 East Carolina
149 St. John's (NY)
150 Nevada
151 Wyoming
152 Temple
153 Memphis
154 San Jose State
155 Creighton
155 Florida Gulf Coast
155 Loyola Marymount
155 UC Irvine
159 Albany
160 SMU
161 Incarnate Word
161 Missouri State
163 Bethune-Cookman
164 Tulsa
165 Georgia Southern
165 Kent State
167 Eastern Michigan
167 Grand Canyon
169 Northwestern State
170 Southeast Missouri State
171 Eastern Washington
171 Massachusetts
171 VCU
174 DePaul
174 Drake
176 Rhode Island
177 South Alabama
178 American
179 Maryland Eastern Shore
180 Louisiana Tech
181 Boston University
182 Miami (OH)
182 Texas State
184 Belmont
184 Florida International
184 North Texas
184 South Carolina State
188 North Florida
189 Cal Poly
190 Abilene Christian
190 Bradley
190 East Tennessee State
190 Fordham
190 High Point
190 Hofstra
190 Illinois Chicago
190 Louisiana Lafayette
190 Mercer
190 Radford
200 Appalachian State
201 Tulane
202 Samford
203 George Washington
204 Ohio
205 Bowling Green
206 Central Connecticut State
206 Seattle
208 Lehigh
209 Fairleigh Dickinson
210 Rider
211 Sacramento State
212 North Carolina
212 Sacred Heart
214 Eastern Kentucky
215 Southern Illinois
216 Saint Francis (PA)
217 Marist
217 Robert Morris
219 Duquesne
219 Nicholls State
219 Saint Joseph's
219 William & Mary
223 Arkansas Little Rock
223 Bryant
223 Central Arkansas
223 Charlotte
223 Elon
223 Fairfield
223 Georgia State
223 Howard
223 LIU Brooklyn
223 Montana
223 Richmond
223 Saint Louis
223 Santa Clara
223 Southern
223 Toledo
223 UMBC
223 Wagner
223 Western Michigan
241 Nebraska Omaha
243 Detroit
244 Marshall
244 Troy
244 UAB
247 Utah Valley
248 Northern Illinois
248 Stetson
251 Norfolk State
252 Coastal Carolina
252 Florida Atlantic
254 Prairie View A&M
255 North Carolina Greensboro
256 Binghamton
256 Cal State Bakersfield
258 Wichita State
259 McNeese State
260 Cal State Fullerton
260 Wright State
262 Northern Colorado
263 NJIT
264 Coppin State
265 IUPUI
266 Florida A&M
266 Longwood
266 Alcorn State
266 Austin Peay State
266 Cleveland State
266 Dayton
266 Delaware
266 Gardner-Webb
266 Jacksonville
266 Lamar
266 Loyola Chicago
266 Morgan State
266 Northern Kentucky
266 Portland State
266 Tennessee Tech
266 Texas A&M Corpus Christi
266 UC Riverside
266 Winthrop
266 Wisconsin Green Bay
266 Wisconsin Milwaukee
287 George Mason
288 UTSA
288 Xavier
290 Houston Baptist
291 North Dakota
291 Drexel
291 SIU Edwardsville
291 UMKC
295 North Carolina Central