National All-Sports Top 10 Certain

With the SEC All-Sports Trophies already ordered, I thought it would be a good time to check on how Florida is faring in the NACDA National All-Sports competition. I'm sure none of you will be surprised to learn the Gators are again on target for a top 10 finish.

Florida is the only school in the country that has finished in the top 10 every year since the standings were established in 1984. This is the 27th year that they've been tabulated and the Gators have never finished lower than ninth. Florida's highest finish came in 1998 when the Gators were second to Stanford (who else?).

Florida entered the spring scoring period No. 4 in the national standings, trailing Stanford, Ohio State and Penn State. The next scoring update will come out next week and will factor in points for Women's Golf (made Regionals), Lacrosse (no points) and Men's and Women's Tennis. Florida will score significant points due to the Women finishing second at the NCAA Championships and the Men ending up tied for ninth place.

The Gators will continue to score into the summer with Softball, Outdoor Track and Field and Men's Golf all capable of delivering top ten finishes. The final scoring will come on July 1 when they add in Baseball at the conclusion of the College World Series.

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No other SEC team is in the top 10 of the current standings. Kentucky is No. 16 followed by LSU at No. 17. Four other SEC schools are in the top 30. Georgia heads that list at No. 25, followed by Tennessee (No. 28), Alabama (No. 29) and Auburn (No. 30).

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Florida State is having perhaps its best year ever and currently stands at No. 10. The Seminoles should score additional points in baseball, softball and track and that might be enough to give them a top 10 finish.


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