TULSA RANKED 17th IN SPORTS DIRECTOR'S CUP AFTER SIX NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
Dec. 13, 2012
Cleveland, Ohio - After the completion of six NCAA Championships, The University of Tulsa is ranked 17th in the Division I Learfield Sports Director's Cup standings. North Carolina leads the standings with 292.0 points, while Tulsa has 165.0 points.
The next closest Conference USA competitor is SMU with a ranking of 60th with 54.0 points, followed by UCF at 66th with 50.0 points. Tulsa also ranks ahead of state schools Oklahoma State (21st with 148 points) and Oklahoma (51st with 70.5 points).
Four Tulsa teams have won Conference USA Championships this fall, including men's cross-country, men's soccer, women's volleyball and football. The Hurricane volleyball team won both regular season and post-season titles, while football captured the West Division crown and won the championship game.
Tulsa's cross country team placed seventh at the NCAA Championships, while soccer advanced to the NCAA "Sweet Sixteen and the volleyball team made its' third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Tulsa football team will play in the school's eight bowl game in the last 10 years on December 31st in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
The Learfield Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's.