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Duke Finishes Ninth in Directors' Cup Standings
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/28/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Athletics finished the 2018-19 campaign ranked ninth in the Learfield IMG Directors’ Cup Standings announced Friday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

Duke secured 1,001.00 total points to finish third among ACC schools, trailing only Florida State (7th, 1,046.25) and Virginia (8th, 1,037.50). The Seminoles, Cavaliers and Blue Devils are among seven ACC institutions ranked in the top 35, joining North Carolina (10th, 987.00), Notre Dame (17th, 885.00), N.C. State (26th, 794.00) and Louisville (35th, 648.50). Stanford won the cup with 1,567.75 points, followed by Michigan (1,272.25), Florida (1,156.75), Texas (1,148.50), Southern California (1,075.75), UCLA (1,056.50), Florida State, Virginia, Duke and North Carolina.

A total of 17 Duke teams earned points including baseball (64), men’s basketball (73), women’s cross country (28), fencing (66), field hockey (70), football (45), men’s golf (49), women’s golf (100), men’s lacrosse (83), rowing (42), men’s soccer (64), women’s soccer (64), women’s swimming & diving (51), men’s swimming & diving (44), women’s tennis (83), volleyball (25) and wrestling (50).

Duke's ninth-place finish marked its highest since a ninth-place showing in 2014. The Blue Devils also reached the 1,000-point plateau for just the fifth time in the history of the Cup.

The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in NCAA Championships. Nineteen total teams can earn points for the final standings, four of which must be baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball.

DUKE'S LEARFIELD IMG 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, 1,021.25
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
2018-19, 9th, 1,001.00

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