Dec. 14, 2007
Cleveland, OH – Following Florida State‘s run to the National Championship game in women’s soccer, the Seminoles have jumped into second place in the Sports Academy Directors’ Cup Standings. The highest FSU has ever been ranked at any point in time was 13th before the newest standings were released on Thursday.
Florida State has received points in all three of its sports that have completed their seasons. The women’s soccer team finished second in the nations, the women’s cross country team finished third and the men’s cross country team finished 20th. FSU has 209 points and trails first place Stanford by 16 points. FSU and Stanford are the only two schools in America over 200 points in the latest standings.
The ACC is well represented as Florida State and North Carolina are both in the top five and five ACC institutions rank in the top 15 in the standings. FSU is the only school from the state of Florida currently in the top 15.
The Sports Academy Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. The United States Sports Academy, based in Daphne, Alabama, is the program’s sponsor. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in up to 20 sports – 10 women’s and 10 men’s.