LSU up to No. 14 in Director's Cup

With Final Four appearances in both men's and women's basketball, LSU has jumped to No. 14 in the latest U.S. Sports Academy Director's Cup Standings with a total of 501 points.

The Director's Cup ranks all institutions at the Division I level based on their performance. Last year, the Tigers finished the year ranked No. 23 nationally with 614.5 points.

Stanford continues to be ranked No. 1 in the standings with 737 points, followed by Texas (647.5 points), Wisconsin (616), Penn State (586.25) and Ohio State (575.25).

Tennessee is the highest-rated Southeastern Conference school, coming in at No. 10 with 547 points, followed by Florida at No. 11 with 537 points.

In the most recent standings, LSU picked up 83 points for its third place finish in men's basketball and added another 83 points for finishing third nationally in women's basketball.

The Tigers also added 90 points for their second place showing in men's track and field and 72 points for finishing seventh in women's track and field. LSU also received 39 points for women's swimming and diving and 34 points for men's swimming and diving.

LSU's other points this year have come from football (75 points) and women's volleyball (25). LSU finished the year ranked No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches poll after posting an 11-2 overall mark, while the Tiger volleyball team reached the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The U.S. Sports Academy 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 finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's.

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