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April 26, 2012
GREENSBORO, NC (theACC.com) - The Atlantic Coast Conference is one of only two leagues with multiple schools in the top 10 and with at least eight schools in the top 45 of the NACDA Division I Learfield Cup Directors' Standings through winter sports released today. Overall, the ACC has 11 schools in the top 81.
Florida State is currently seventh and is the highest ranked ACC school. This winter, three Seminole programs recorded top 20 finishes, including indoor track & field (8th), men's swimming & diving (16th) and men's basketball (17th).
North Carolina is also ranked in the top 10, finishing the winter eighth with a total of 625 points.
Duke is also in the top 20 as the Blue Devils are 17th with 490.50 points.
Other ACC schools finishing in the top 45 include Maryland (26), Virginia (30), Virginia Tech (33), Boston College (39), NC State (41).
About the Atlantic Coast Conference: Now in its 59th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. Since the league's inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 124 national championships, including 66 in women's competition and 58 in men's. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 140 times in men's competition and 99 times in women's action.
About Learfield Sports Directors' Cup: The 2011-12 athletics season marks its fourth year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. A preeminent leader in the collegiate sports marketplace for nearly four decades, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights for more than 50 collegiate properties, which it has represented since 1975. An operating unit of Learfield Communications, the company also operates regional and statewide radio networks, provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide and creates nearly 7,000 radio game broadcasts and coaches' shows each year. These ever-expanding, collegiate relationships also feature comprehensive corporate sponsorship platforms, official university publications, Internet, digital media, hospitality and game-day events. To learn more about Learfield Sports' expertise, its history and complete collegiate portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.