Clemson ranked 21st in Sears Directors' Cup


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Clemson, SC -- Clemson is ranked 21st in the final fall standings for
the Sears Directors' Cup. Clemson accumulated 134 points in the fall
season led by solid performances by the football and soccer programs.
It is Clemson's best fall finish since the 1993-94 academic year when
Clemson was 16th after the fall results. Clemson also had its best
overall finish in the Sears standings that year with a number-nine
finish for the entire year.


Tommy Bowden guided the football team to a 9-3 record and a
Gator Bowl appearance in his second season. The Tigers finished the
season ranked 15th in the final Associated Press Poll, the highest
ranking for the program since 1990.


The women's soccer team finished its best season ever with a
19-3-1 record overall and a number five ranking in the final NSCAA
poll. Clemson defeated eventual national champion North Carolina for
the first time ever and claimed the ACC regular season championship.
The Lady Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Final Eight this
season before losing to UCLA 2-1.


The men's soccer team finished the season with a 14-4-2
record overall and a number eight ranking in the final NSCAA poll.
The Tigers advanced to the NCAA Tournament Final16 before losing to
eventual national champion Connecticut.


Clemson's point total is the third highest in the ACC behind
national leader North Carolina and 13th-ranked Wake Forest. Stanford
has won six consecutive Sears Directors' Cups. Awards points based on
an institutions finish in up to 20 sports--10 for men and 10 for
women. Points are awarded for final poll rankings and NCAA


2000-01 Sears Directors' Cup
Division I Final Fall Standings

1 North Carolina
2 Stanford (Cal.)
3 Wisconsin
4 California-Los Angeles
5 Nebraska
6 Colorado
7 Brigham Young (Utah)
8 Notre Dame (Ind.)
9 Connecticut
9 Michigan
11 Washington
12 Kansas State
13 Wake Forest (N.C.)
14 Colorado State
15 Arkansas
16 Southern California
17 Arizona
18 Penn State
19 Providence (R.I.)
20 Georgetown (D.C.)
21 Clemson (S.C.)
22 Florida 133
23 Duke (N.C.)
24 Arizona State
25 Florida State
26 Montana
26 Virginia
28 William and Mary (Va.)
29 Ohio State
29 Texas A&M
31 Indiana
32 North Carolina State
33 Minnesota
34 Georgia Southern
34 Oklahoma
34 Old Dominion (Va.)
34 Villanova (Penn.)
38 Dartmouth (N.H.)
39 Boston College (Mass.)
40 Brown (R.I.)
41 Creighton (Neb.)
41 Miami (Fla.)
41 Santa Clara (Cal.)
44 Missouri
44 Oregon
46 South Carolina
47 Princeton (N.J.)
47 Texas
49 Appalachian State (N.C.)
49 Delaware
49 Hawaii
49 Maryland
49 Portland (Ore.)
49 Southern Methodist (Tex.)

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