TALLAHASSEE – Florida State athletics finished 14th in the LEARFIELD Director’s Cup standings, the Seminoles’ fifth consecutive season in the Top 20 and the 16th straight season in the Top 25. The LEARFIELD Director’s Cup measures the overall success of a school’s athletic programs nationally.
“The Top 15 finish for our program is a testament to all the elements that work together here to make our program successful,” said FSU Vice President and Director of Athletics Michael Alford. “I salute our remarkable student-athletes who have been just as successful academically this year as they have athletically. It is also a compliment to the outstanding job done by our coaches and athletics staff as well as the support of every Seminole Booster.”
Florida State’s No. 14 finish was a result of 16 of the school’s sports contributing points based on their NCAA Tournament finishes. The Seminole soccer program won the 2021 national championship – the third in program history – while the beach volleyball team also reached the national title game.
The men’s track and field team finished fourth at NCAAs, while women’s golf was fifth and the men’s tennis team reached the round of 16 and finished tied for ninth.
The Seminoles improved two spots from last season’s finish, when FSU was 16th. Over the last 12 years, FSU has recorded its three highest finishes in the Directors’ Cup, won five team national titles and placed either first or second among ACC schools six times.
The LEARFIELD 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.
FSU Year ACC Rank
14 2021-22 4th
16 2020-21 4th
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7 2018-19 1st
9 2017-18 1st
13 2016-17 2nd
22 2015-16 5th
11 2014-15 4th
12 2013-14 4th
11 2012-13 2nd
5 2011-12 1st
9 2010-11 4th
5 2009-10 2nd
*No Rankings for 2019-20 Due to COVID-19 Cancellations