Thanks to strong finishes in several spring sports, the LSU Athletic program finished 19th in this year’s final Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, the sixth straight year that LSU has cracked the top 20 in the Division I Final Standings.
A total of 20 teams (10 women and 10 men) can receive points for their final rankings and standings nationally with 100 points awarded for a national championship.
LSU totaled 403 points in the spring to finish with 831.05. The Tigers were second among SEC teams, behind Florida, which finished fourth overall with 1,212.25 points. Georgia was the next SEC team at 20th position with 829.00 points.
The LSU women’s golf team and women’s track and field teams each picked up 85 points for their third place finish in the NCAA championships, while the men’s track and field team picked up 80 points for their strong fourth place showing in the championships.
The University also picked up 53 points from the men’s golf teams 21st place team finish in the championships and 50 points each from men’s tennis and softball.
LSU finished 20th in the 2005-06 Director’s Cup standings, followed by 17th in 2006-07, 8th in 2007-08, 9th in 2008-09 and 19th in 2009-10 before this year’s 19th place finish giving LSU six straight top 20 finishes in the standings.
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at www. Directorscup.org. The 2010-11 season marks Learfield Sports third year as title partner of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.