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Ohio State Finishes Third In Directors’ Cup Standings

By June 13, 2023 (1:12 pm)Football, Sports

The final standings for the LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup were announced on Tuesday, and Ohio State’s athletic department took home a third-place finish with 1,210.75 points, trailing only Texas (1,306.50) and Stanford (1,339).

The Directors’ Cup recognizes success for an athletic department by scoring each university based on the final placement of each athletic program in their respective sport. Ohio State’s best standing was a trio of second-place finish in 2010-11 and 2015-17, and this is the ninth time the Buckeyes have been the top team in the Big Ten, with eight coming under athletic director Gene Smith.

Ohio State saw 23 programs compete at their respective NCAA Championships, with 11 finishing among the top 10 at their respective sport. Those top-10 finishers on the women’s side included ice hockey (second), volleyball (fifth), basketball (fifth), swimming and diving (sixth), gymnastics (ninth) and tennis (ninth), while top-10 men’s finishers included tennis (second), football (fourth), wrestling (fourth), volleyball (fifth) and gymnastics (ninth). The co-ed fencing team also placed fifth at their championship.

The rest of the top programs were rounded out by USC (1,073), Georgia (1,072.50), Michigan (1,045.75), Virginia (1,032.5), North Carolina (1,030.5), Florida (1,001.5) and Tennessee (1,000.75).

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