Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 06/03/2011
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DURHAM, N.C. - Duke stands in fourth place in the latest Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings, released this week by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. The Directors' Cup rankings measure an athletic program's comprehensive sports success by totaling points based on a team's finish in national competition.
After the previous ranking released on April 21, Duke's point total increased from 639.50 to 991.50 as the Blue Devils posted scoring finishes in men's lacrosse (83 points), women's lacrosse (83), women's tennis (73), men's tennis (64) and women's golf (49). Overall, Duke ranks second among private institutions behind Stanford.
In addition, four Atlantic Coast Conference schools are ranked in the top 10 - North Carolina (3rd; 1,070.25 points), Duke, Virginia (9th; 828.50 points) and Maryland (10th; 807.50 points) while Florida State sits in 11th place (794.50 points).
The next Division I standings will be available June 17. For a complete listing of the current standings, please go to the following link: