The ACC Boasts Good Showing in Directors' Cup Standings

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The ACC leads all conferences with 11 schools ranked among the top 35 of the final fall Division I Learfield Directors' Cup standings. The ACC's six schools among the top 20 ties for the most among all conferences nationally.

The ACC placed teams among the national semifinalists in football, field hockey, and men's and women's soccer during the 2017 fall sports season. Ten of the ACC's 14 football members secured spots in postseason bowl games.

NC State, buoyed by national top 25 showings in both women's and men's cross country, women's soccer, football and volleyball, holds the No. 7 spot in the standings and leads all ACC teams with 303.5 total points.

The Wolfpack is followed by No. 11 Duke (262 points), No. 12 Virginia (250.5), No. 15 North Carolina (230), No. 17 Wake Forest (221) and No. 20 Notre Dame (205).

No. 21 Louisville (204), No. 23 Florida State (195.5), No. 26 Virginia Tech (181), No. 28 Clemson (180) and No. 31 Syracuse (164) round out the ACC's top 35 contingent.

Miami ranks 57th with 113 points, followed by No. 92 Pitt (78), No. 152 Georgia Tech (28) and No. 155 Boston College (25).

The first Division I winter standings will be released Thursday, March 22.

The Learfield 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 NCAA Championships.

About the ACC: The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 65th year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity. The ACC currently sponsors 27 NCAA sports – 14 for women and 13 for men – with member institutions located in 10 states.

About Learfield: An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies.