Five ACC Schools Among Top 14 In Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings


Notre Dame places third, Virginia fourth and Duke ninth to give league three among top 10

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The  ACC leads all conferences with five schools among the top 14 of the final 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings announced today.

Notre Dame led all ACC member schools with a No. 3 ranking, followed by Virginia at No. 4 and Duke at No. 9. Florida State finished at No. 12 and North Carolina at No. 14.

The ACC is one of two conferences to place three member institutions among the top 10. For the 13th consecutive year, four or more ACC institutions placed among the top 30.

In the league’s 61-year history, ACC institutions have captured 136 team national championships and 263 individual NCAA titles. The 2013-14 academic year saw five ACC teams claim national championships – Florida State in football, Duke in men’s lacrosse and women’s golf, Maryland in women’s lacrosse and Notre Dame in men’s soccer. ACC student-athletes captured a total of nine NCAA individual titles.

The ACC placed eight schools among the top 50 of this year’s standings, and all 15 member institutions placed among the top 89. Maryland checked in at No. 32, followed by Virginia Tech at No. 37 and NC State at No. 41.


Syracuse placed 53rd, while Clemson finished 60th, Miami 64th and Boston College 65th. Wake Forest finished at No. 70, followed by Pitt at 85th and Georgia Tech 89th.


Louisville, which joins the ACC on July 1, placed 30th in this year’s standings.


Since 2005-06, the ACC has had every team finish in the top 89 of the Learfield standings, one of only two leagues to complete that feat. The ACC has finished with at least two teams in the top 10 in five of the last seven seasons


The Learfield Sports 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 national finish in up to 20 sports –10 women’s and 10 men’s. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at


Final 2013-14  Standings:
1. Stanford (1482 points)
2. Florida (1216.50)
3. Notre Dame (1128.25)
4. Virginia (1118.50)
5. Penn State (1113)
6. Texas (1093)
7. UCLA (1078.50)
8. USC (1063.75)
9. Duke (1051)
10. Texas A&M (1022)


2013-14 ACC Final Standings
3. Notre Dame (1128.25 points)
4. Virginia (1118.50)
9. Duke (1051)
12. Florida State (994.25)
14. North Carolina (976)
32. Maryland (676)
37. Virginia Tech (587.50)
41. NC State (537.75)
53. Syracuse (422.50)
60. Clemson (355.50)
64. Miami (335.50)
65. Boston College (329)
70. Wake Forest (318.50)
85. Pitt (232.75)
89. Georgia Tech (209.75)



About the ACC

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