Florida State athletics got a bump with runner-up finishes in soccer and softball to finish 16th in the final Directors’ Cup standings, which were released on Friday morning. The Directors’ Cup standings takes into account all-sports excellence for college athletics programs across the nation.
The Seminoles finished fourth among ACC schools, trailing only No. 4 North Carolina, No. 11 Virginia and No. 14 Notre Dame. FSU accumulated 893 points, just behind LSU’s 895 in 15th place.
FSU’s spring sports contributed to the high point total. Beach volleyball, men’s golf and women’s tennis each took fifth place in their respective sports (in terms of how the Directors’ Cup awards points). Women’s golf was ninth and men’s track was 10th.
“We are proud of our Top 20 finish in the Directors’ Cup and of maintaining a top-tier athletics program,” FSU athletics director David Coburn said. “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.”
Four SEC teams finished in the top 10: Florida took fifth, followed by No. 7 Alabama, No. 8 Arkansas and No. 10 Georgia.
FSU has consistently finished in the top 25 of the standings since 2005, including a seventh-place finish in 2018-19.
The full Director’s Cup standings can be viewed here.