Michigan athletics are in great shape! Coming out of the fall season, Michigan leads in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics/United States Sports Academy Division I Directors' Cup. The Directors' Cup is awarded each academic year to the nation's top overall athletics program based upon the performances of 20 sports, 10 men's and 10 women's.
Michigan was the only university to score points in all seven fall sports -- men's cross country, women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball. Michigan's fall season included six top-10 national finishes: field hockey (tie for third), women's cross country (fourth), men's soccer (tie for fifth), men's cross country (ninth), women's soccer (tie for ninth), and football's seventh-place final ranking in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. In addition, three Michigan squads earned Big Ten Conference championships during the fall: football, women's cross country, and field hockey. Men's cross country and men's soccer were Big Ten Conference runners-up.
UCLA stands in second place and Stanford, which has won the last nine Directors' Cups, is third. Michigan has finished in the top 11 in the Directors' Cup standings in each of the award's previous 10 seasons, including a high finish of third in 1999-2000.
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Michigan First in Directors' Cup Fall Standings
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