Florida to finish second in Directors' Cup standings


Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:54 p.m.

Final standings won't be released until after the College World Series, but Florida appears headed for a second-place finish in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings.

The Directors' Cup announced Friday that Stanford clinched its 19th straight title with 1261.25 total points. Florida is just 41.5 points behind in second place.

Of the top five in the Directors' Cup, only UCLA (fourth) remains in College World Series play. The Bruins are 92.5 points behind UF.

The Gators captured national titles in women's gymnastics and men's outdoor track and field in 2013. In addition, Florida reached the national semifinals in women's tennis, reached the College World Series in softball, appeared in a BCS bowl game in football and had Elite Eight finishes in women's lacrosse and men's basketball.

Overall, Florida won SEC regular-season titles in eight sports this season — men's basketball, women's soccer, women's tennis, gymnastics, softball, men's swimming, women's cross country and women's gymnastics.

Florida is one of three SEC programs currently in the top 10 of the Directors' Cup standings. Texas A&M is sixth and Georgia is ninth. Florida State currently ranks 14th while Miami ranks 71st out of 288 Division I programs listed.

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