Another Top 5: Florida third in Directors’ Cup standings

[Alan Youngblood/Gainesville Sun]

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A NCAA title led 11 top-10 team finishes, Florida’s athletics program took third in the 2018-19 Learfield IMG College Sports Directors’ Cup standings. This is Florida’s 11th consecutive top-five national all-sports finish.

Florida is the only program to finish among the nation’s top 10 in each of the last 36 national all-sports standings.

Florida’s Top-10 Finishes

The men’s indoor track & field team claimed the NCAA Championship at the 2019 event, held in Birmingham, Ala. It was Florida’s second consecutive and fifth overall indoor title. Florida boasts nine NCAA track & field team titles since 2010-a total that leads all of Division I programs by four during that span.

This is the 11th consecutive season with a Gators team winning a national team title. Florida is one of three programs with a national title each year since the 2008-09 season. UF has 20 championships in that span.

This season, 11 Gators teams placed among the nation’s final top 10. This is the 18th consecutive season 10 or more Gators teams were among the nation’s top 10. Here’s the complete list of Gators top-10 teams:

*         Men’s Indoor Track & Field (No. 1)

*         Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (No. 2)

*         Men’s Tennis (t-No. 3)

*         Football (No. 6)

*         Men’s Swimming & Diving (No. 6)

*         Women’s Indoor Track & Field (No. 6)

*         Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (No. 6)

*         Softball (t-No. 7)

*         Gymnastics (t-No. 9)

*         Lacrosse (t-No. 9)

*         Volleyball (t-No. 9)

2018-19 Learfield IMG College Sports Directors’ Cup Standings

  1. Stanford, 1567.75

2. Michigan, 1272.25

3. Florida, 1156.75

4. Texas, 1148.50

5. Southern California, 1075.75

6. UCLA, 1056.50

7. Florida State, 1046.25

8. Virginia, 1037.50

9. Duke, 1001.00

10. North Carolina, 987.00


  1. Congratulations Gators!!!!!!
    Sometimes on this forum we get a little picky(me too) and lose sight of the great institution we all love and most attended. When combining the quality of the educational excellence with the success of our athletes who bust their hump for our pride and pleasure, it is hard to imagine a better collegiate experience anywhere in the country . I guess that’s why we all still bleed orange and blue!