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Kansas finishes 57th in nation in Directors' Cup standings

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Kansas senior Sydney Conley competes in the women's long jump at the Big 12 track and field championships on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park. Conley won the event with a jump of 22 feet, 2.25 inches — which she recorded on her first attempt.

Kansas senior Sydney Conley competes in the women's long jump at the Big 12 track and field championships on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park. Conley won the event with a jump of 22 feet, 2.25 inches — which she recorded on her first attempt. by Chris Duderstadt

Kansas finished 57th in the nation and sixth in the Big 12 in the 2016-17 Learfield Directors’ Cup final standings.

Stanford won the Directors’ Cup for the 23rd consecutive year and Ohio State finished second. Stanford won national titles in men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, women’s swimming and diving and women’s water polo. The Cardinal had top 10 finishes in 15 sports.

The ranking for all 10 Big 12 schools: 7 - Texas, 17 - Oklahoma, 24 - Baylor, 27 - Oklahoma State, 45 - West Virginia, 57 - Kansas, 59 - Iowa State, 60 - TCU, 65 - Texas Tech, 66 - Kansas State.

The award is given out by the National Association of Collegiate Directors and is based on a point system for finishes in a variety of men’s and women’s sports.

North Carolina won the Cup in 1993, the first year of its existence, and Stanford has won every year since.

The national top 10: 1 - Stanford, 2 - Ohio State, 3 - Florida, 4 - USC, 5 - North Carolina, 6 - Michigan, 7 - Texas, 8 - Penn State, 9 - Oregon, 10 - Kentucky.

Comments

Tim Orel 4 months, 2 weeks ago

How does this compare to the previous years? Is KU gaining in ranking or falling?

Dirk Medema 4 months, 2 weeks ago

See all the results at http://www.nacda.com/directorscup/nacda-directorscup-previous-scoring.html

2016 - 65

2015 - 71

2014 - 55

2013 - 58

2012 - 56

2011 - 72

2010 - 73

2009 - 72

2008 - 54

2007 - 66

A significant factor in the scoring is the number of sports that each university fields. The scores are the sum of 10 women and 10 mens sports. There are a lot that KU doesn't field a team.

Tim Orel 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you. Looks like it's close to as good as KU has done. Still, it would be nice to have a top 40 finish or three.

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