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Duke Finishes 11th in Directors' Cup Standings
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/02/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Athletics finished the 2017-18 campaign ranked 11th in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings as announced Saturday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

Duke secured 1,004.25 total points to finish second among ACC schools, trailing only Florida State's 1,038.75. The Seminoles and Blue Devils are among four ACC institutions ranked in the top 15, joining North Carolina (13th, 917.50) and N.C. State (15th, 894.75). Stanford won the cup with 1,442.00 points.

In the spring season, Duke earned points in baseball (64), women’s golf (72.75), men’s golf (82.5), men’s lacrosse (90), women’s tennis (83) and men's tennis (25). The Blue Devils earned 262.00 points in the fall and 325.00 points during the winter.

Duke's 11th-place finish was its highest since a ninth-place showing at the end of the 2013-14 school year. The Blue Devils also reached the 1,000-point plateau for just the fourth time in the history of the Learfield Directors' Cup.

During the 2017-18 campaign the Blue Devils advanced both men's and women's basketball programs to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16, won a football bowl game and sent its baseball squad to the NCAA Super Regional round. Duke became the first Division I athletic department since 2013-14 to reach all four milestones in the same school year.

The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s national finish in up to 20 sports – 10 women’s and 10 men’s.

DUKE'S LEARFIELD DIRECTOR'S CUP STANDINGS FINISHES
YEAR, FINISH, POINTS
1993-94, 26th, 451.50
1994-95, 21st, 423.50
1995-96, 39th, 409.50
1996-97, 23rd, 506.50
1997-98, 28th, 290.00
1998-99, 7th, 510.00
1999-00, 24th, 566.00
2000-01, 16th, 722.00
2001-02, 30th, 600.00
2002-03, 21st, 643.00
2003-04, 18th, 706.50
2004-05, 5th, 1021.25
2005-06, 8th, 851.25
2006-07, 11th, 988.25
2007-08, 19th, 821.00
2008-09, 17th, 891.80
2009-10, 10th, 982.50
2010-11, 5th, 1,171.50
2011-12, 16th, 894.50
2012-13, 12th, 969.60
2013-14, 9th, 1,051.00
2014-15, 20th, 815.00
2015-16, 24th, 804.00
2016-17, 32nd, 679.50
2017-18, 11th, 1,004.25

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