FSU finishes seventh in Director’s Cup

Florida State finished at No. 7 in the all-sports Director’s Cup standings, giving the Seminoles the top spot among ACC schools.

This was FSU’s second-best finish in school history.

The baseball team’s run through the postseason – a fifth-place tie – helped boost the Seminoles. FSU was in eighth place in the June 12 standings, which took into account all sports going into the baseball College World Series. And it represented a steady climb from a spot just inside the top 15 a month ago.

“We are extremely proud of our top 10 finish in the Directors’ Cup and in reaching our second-highest finish ever,” said Florida State athletics director 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.”

Stanford won the Director’s Cup, followed by Michigan, Florida Texas and USC. UCLA was sixth, then FSU. After FSU, Virginia, Duke and North Carolina rounded out the top 10.

That string of four ACC schools in the top 10 is the best of any major conference, edging out the three from the Pac-12.

The Seminoles had a good spring, with a fifth-place finish in beach volleyball, ninth-place finish in softball, 10th-place finish in women’s track and field, and 12th-place finish in women’s golf leading the way. FSU also garnered top-20 finishes in men’s and women’s tennis as well as men’s track and field.

The full Director’s Cup standings can be viewed here in PDF format

FSU’s recent Director’s Cup finishes:

FSU      Year                 ACC Rank

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

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