Badger Sports Roundup, April 7

Wisconsin eighth in latest Director's Cup Standings; men's basketball, rowing rankings

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Wisconsin No. 8 in Director's Cup standings


The men's indoor track team and women's swimming team combined forces to boost Wisconsin's standing in the Director's Cup to No. 8, up eight spots from last fall. Both teams finished 10th at their NCAA Championships, while men's swimming finished 16th, wrestling finished 29th and women's indoor track finished 33rd. Wisconsin earned 276.75 points from these teams, bringing its total to 438.75 points. No. 1 Michigan currently has 817 points. Wisconsin has never finished among the top 10 programs in the country, although it has finished in the top 20 five times. The Badgers took 25th with 579 points last year.


The United States Sports Academy Director's Cup goes to the top institution in the country, based on its finish in up to 10 men's and 10 women's sports throughout the year, with national championships worth 100 points.


In the polls…


UConn is obviously No. 1 but where does Wisconsin's men's basketball team fall?  According to the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, Wisconsin (25-7) ranks No. 16, falling from its pre-NCAA Tournament spot of No. 10.


Now put the basketballs away and get out your … oars. The women's openweight rowing team moved up seven spots to No. 14 in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing Poll after the team finished fifth at the San Diego Crew Classic.


The men's poll and the women's lightweight poll were cancelled for this week due to a lack of voting, according to USRowing.


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