Geneseo Finishes 11th In Director's Cup Standings, Ranks First Among Public Institutions

2017-18 LEARFIELD SPORTS DIRECTOR'S CUP STANDINGS (.PDF)

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo finished 11th in the 2017-18 Learfield Sports Director's Cup standings, which measure the overall excellence of the 450 NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation. It is the highest finish ever by the Knights in the 23-year history of the rankings. 

Geneseo compiled 710 points to finish as the top-ranked public institution in the country. Cracking the 700-point plateau for the first time, the Knights improved in both final point total and ranking for the sixth-consecutive year.

Geneseo finished second among New York colleges, only trailing 10th-place Ithaca (760.5), while finishing ahead of NYU (30th, 485), RPI (50th, 350.75), Brockport (52nd, 341) and Cortland (54th, 327.5).  Only three New York institutions (Geneseo, Cortland, Ithaca) have ever finished in the top-15 of the Director's Cup.

A record 13 Geneseo teams won SUNYAC Championships and either qualified for their respective NCAA Tournament or scored points in an NCAA Championship event:

FINISH SPORT POINTS
T5. Men's Ice Hockey 60
6.  Women's Cross Country 73.5
9. Men's Indoor Track & Field 66.75
T9.  Women's Soccer 64
11. Men's Cross Country 66
13. Women's Outdoor Track & Field 63
14. Womens' Indoor Track & Field 60.75
T17.  Softball 50
T17. Women's Tennis 50
24. Men's Swimming & Diving 50
31. Men's Outdoor Track & Field 40
33. Women's Swimming & Diving 41
T33. Women's Basketball 25
TOTAL   710.00

 
Points are awarded based on an institution's NCAA Tournament (teams sports) or NCAA Championship (individual sports) finish among 30 qualifying sports. For a complete scoring structure, visit NACDA.com

Williams (Mass) won its sixth-straight and 21st overall title with 1,126.5 points, followed by MIT (1,001.5), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (939.5), Emory (936.05) and Middlebury (905) in the top-five of 329 scoring institutions on the list. 

Geneseo In The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup

Year Finish Points
2017-18 11th 710.5
2016-17 13th 655.5
2015-16 16th 611
2014-15 32nd 440.5
2013-14 39th 392.5
2012-13 40th 373.5
2011-12 54th 309.5
2010-11 39th 370.67
2009-10 45th 330.75
2008-09 65th 251.5
2007-08 75th 255
2006-07 47th 341
2005-06 46th 280.75
2004-05 26th 348
2003-04 64th 211.5
2002-03 89th 161.25
2001-02 T74th 188.5
2000-01 83rd 164
1999-00 T212th 38
1998-99 T114th 50
1997-98 T94th 70
1996-97 64th 176
1995-96 T43rd 227.5

 

SUNYAC Championship Central
October 24, 2017 SUNYAC Championship Central