After an impressive fall season for Penn State sports, the Learfield Directors’ Cup announced the final standings for the award, with Penn State coming in 8th place with 323.5 points.
Stanford (398), Michigan (373), Florida State (358.5), Notre Dame (353), North Carolina (342), Oregon (334), and UCLA (331) all placed ahead of Penn State while Florida (275.5) and Texas (274) rounded out the top ten. Stanford has now won the Director’s Cup 18 consecutive times.
The Learfield Director’s Cup is determined by a performances in 20 different sports — 10 men’s and 10 women’s.
Five Penn State teams won Big Ten championships, including women’s volleyball, which made the NCAA semi-finals, and women’s soccer, which advanced to the NCAA Championship before losing to North Carolina. Field hockey, which won both the regular season and conference tournament title, and men’s soccer also contributed to the Big Ten championships.
The combined records of all the fall teams were 89-20-5, with a Big Ten record of 43-5-3. The 8th place finish is an improvement from last spring’s 12th place finish. Penn State has finished in the top 10 of the Director’s Cup in the fall standings each of the last six years.