Tallahassee, FLA. – Florida State athletics posted its second-highest finish in school history in the final standings of the 2018-19 Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup. The Seminoles finished seventh, which led all ACC schools and was the fifth Top 10 finish for FSU in the last 10 years. Florida State has now led the ACC in total athletic performance for the second straight year.
“We are extremely proud of our top 10 finish in the Directors’ Cup and in reaching our second-highest finish ever,” said Florida State Director of Athletics David Coburn. “It is a tribute to the outstanding student-athletes, coaches, staff, support units and Seminole Boosters we have at FSU, and our shared commitment to be a national leader in every sport.
“I would like to thank all of them for their contributions to this outstanding year in Seminole Athletics.”
Florida State’s top 10 finish was a result of 19 of the school’s sports contributing points based on their NCAA Tournament finishes. Top point scorers for 2018-19 included the soccer team, which won the national championship, and top 10 finishes for baseball, men’s basketball, beach volleyball, softball, men’s indoor track and field and women’s outdoor track and field.
Over the last eight years, FSU has recorded the three highest finishes in the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup in school history. Over that span, FSU has won three team national titles and placed either first or second among ACC schools five times.
The Learfield IMG College 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 finish in NCAA Championships.