Jan. 9, 2004
Tallahassee, FL –
As the athletics calendar turns to spring, the United States Sports Academy (USSA) released its fall standings for the 2003-2004 USSA Director’s Cup. The Seminole Athletic Program finished the semester ranked 13th in the nation in the standings. Men’s and women’s cross country, football and women’s soccer all recorded points for FSU as the department totaled 197 points in the fall.
Four Atlantic Coast Conference schools are ranked in the top 15 after the fall semester. Maryland leads the way at No. 4 followed by North Carolina at No. 6 and Wake Forest at No. 10. The ACC and Pac-10 each had four schools ranked in the top 15, tied for the most in the nation.
The Florida State football team and women’s soccer team each finished the season in the top 10 of their respective sports bringing in 143 of the school’s 197 points. Women’s cross country finished their season in the top 20 and the men’s squad ended up No. 29. Florida State was the only school in the southeastern United States to finish the fall among the top 15.