GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo was ranked 25th out of over 450 Division III intercollegiate athletic programs as the Learfield Directors' Cup standings were released following the completion of the fall season.
Geneseo concluded the fall with 167.50 points led by three teams that competed in their respective NCAA competitions. The women's cross country team ran to a fifth-place finish while the men placed 10th at the NCAA Championships. The women's soccer team also qualified for the NCAA Tournament after winning its second-straight State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship.
Geneseo is the highest ranked team from the SUNYAC and is also one of only four public institutions in the top-25. Only Rochester (10th) and RPI (18th) sit ahead of Geneseo among institutions from New York. Johns Hopkins is first with 475.00 points, followed by Tufts (353.50), Middlebury (345.50), Washington-St. Louis (323.00) and Chicago (288.50).
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 NCAA Tournament finishes in up to 18 sports - nine women's and nine men's. The fall standings include results for men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball.
Geneseo finished 11th in the final 2017-18 standings, marking the highest finish ever by the Knights in the 23-year history of the rankings.