Coupled with last year's school-best 30th-place finish, WVU has now finished in the top 50 in back-to-back years for the first time. WVU's finish this year is its third-highest finish in the Directors' Cup final standings.
The Mountaineers accumulated 442.50 points, ranking third among Big East schools. Notre Dame, which does not play Big East football, finished 21st overall. Louisville finished second among Big East schools with a 32nd-place finish.
"This solid finish is a tribute to our coaches, staff, student-athletes and fans," says Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong. "Our teams continue to have success, not only on the field, but in the classroom as well. We are very proud of our accomplishments."
The Learfield Sports 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.
Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA's web site.