Clemson Ranked 16th in Sears Directors' Cup


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CLEMSON, SC - Clemson is in 16th place in the Division I Sears Directors' Cup, presented by the nation's athletics directors. The Sears Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. It is administered by NACDA and sponsored by Sears, Roebuck and Co.


During the winter, Clemson picked up points in women's indoor track with a third place finish and men's track with a 20th place finish. These standings do not include women's basketball and Clemson should receive points in this sport as the Lady Tigers finished in the Top 25 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.


Earlier in the year, Clemson earned points for a 15th place finish in the USA Today football poll, a eighth place finish in men's soccer, and a fifth place finish in women's soccer. Clemson should receive points in several spring sports including baseball, men's track, women's track and golf. These sports are all currently ranked in the nation's top 15.


Clemson's best finish was 16th in the Sears Directors' Cup, the first year of the trophy.


Standings through the winter follow:

Rank Institution Points

1 Nebraska 535.5

2 Wisconsin 506.5

3 Stanford 504

4 California-Los Angeles 450.5

5 North Carolina 449

6 Colorado 378

7 Arizona 368.5

8 Michigan 357.5

9 Florida 349

10 Indiana 341

11 Ohio State 340

12 Arkansas 339

13 Brigham Young 328

14 Arizona State 308.5

15 Texas 302.5

16 Clemson 302

17 Penn State 289.5

18 Southern Methodist 285

19 Georgia 272

20 Minnesota 270.5

21 Florida State 267.5

22 Kansas State 264.5

23 Colorado State 262.5

24 Washington 261.5

25 Georgetown 259.5


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