Three Local University Athletic Programs Among Top 100

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics released the final standings of their annual Directors’ Cup today, with three Greater Orange County universities making the top 100.

UC Irvine topped the OC representatives at 56th, followed by CSUs Fullerton and Long Beach at 79th and 91st, respectively. Stanford finished first, capturing its 13th straight title (seriously, Stanford, take it down a notch, okay?).

Universities are awarded points based on how many sports are fielded in national post-season events and how well they do. The scoring system is easy to follow. Here’s an excerpt of the Directors’ policy:

If three teams tied for 30th place in a 64-team event, the average of the points given to places 30-32 (44 pts., 43 pts., 42 pts.) will be given to all three teams. In this case, each team would receive 43 pts. ((44+43+42)/3=43).”

See? Simple. Anyway, local schools have three in the top bracket of Division I rankings, so it’s been a good year. Cheers and congratulations.


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