Four ACC Schools Among Top 20 In Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( - Four  Atlantic Coast Conference schools finished among the top 20 of the final 2012-13 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings announced on Thursday.

North Carolina led ACC member schools with an eighth-place finish, followed by Florida State at No. 11, Duke at No. 12 and Virginia at No. 20.

For the 12th consecutive year, four or more ACC institutions placed in the top 30. The ACC is also one of only two leagues with four or more schools in this year's top 20.

In the league's 60-year history, ACC institutions have captured 131 team national championships and 256 individual NCAA titles. Buoyed by NCAA titles in women's soccer and women's lacrosse in 2012-13 , North Carolina finished with 1,075.33 total points in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup scoring. Florida State followed with 987.75, while Duke finished with 969.50 points and Virginia 845.50.

Both Duke and Virginia captured NCAA titles during spring season, with the Blue Devils bringing home the national title in men's lacrosse and the Cavaliers claiming the men's tennis crown.

NC State (34th) and Virginia Tech (36th) also placed among the top 40, and all 12 ACC programs placed among the top 100. Following the Hokies were Maryland (44th), Clemson (52nd), Miami (71st), Georgia Tech (74th), Boston College (76th) and Wake Forest (98th).

Notre Dame, which will join Pitt and Syracuse on Monday to bring ACC membership to 15 teams, placed ninth in this year's Cup standings with 1,015.50 points. Syracuse placed 39th overall and Pitt 109th. Louisville, which will join the ACC in July of 2014, placed 38th.

The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today.  Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's website at

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Final 2012-13 Standings:

1. Stanford (1261.25 points)

2. Florida (1244.75)

3. UCLA (1227.25)

4. Michigan (1138.25)

5. Texas A&M (1131.50)

6. Penn State (1100)

7. Oklahoma (1078.25)

8. North Carolina (1075.33)

9. Notre Dame (1015.50)

10. Georgia (1006.75)

2012-13 ACC Final Standings

8. North Carolina (1075.33)

11. Florida State (987.75)

12. Duke (969.60)

20. Virginia (845.50)

34. NC State (633.60)

36. Virginia Tech (629)

44. Maryland (503)

52. Clemson (440.50)

71. Miami (303)

74. Georgia Tech (282)

76. Boston College (263)

98. Wake Forest (172.50)