Learfield Sports Directors' Cup

The crowning achievement in college athletics.

What
A program that honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program, achieving success in many sports, both men’s and women’s. Began in 1993-94 for Division I by NACDA and USA Today, it was expanded in 1995-96 to include Division II, III and the NAIA.

How
Each institution is awarded points in a pre-determined number of sports for men and women.

Who Wins
The overall champion is the institution that records the highest number of points in their division’s Directors’ Cup standings.

Award
The winner receives a crystal trophy.

Sports Included
Division I — 20, ten men’s and ten women’s

Year Minnesota's Finish
2013-14 21st (875.25)
2012-13 22nd (819.50)
2011-12 22nd (757.75)
2010-11 29th (657.25)
2009-10 18th (824.25)
2008-09 14th (975.75)
2007-08 28th (656.75)
2006-07 20th (862.75)
2005-06 16th (725.25)
2004-05 22nd (622.75)
2003-04 20th (687.00)
2002-03 11th (845.00)
2001-02 7th (886.50)
2000-01 23rd (639.00)
1999-2000 19th (627.00)
1998-99 T-21st (330.00)
1997-98 17th (370.00)
1996-97 15th (556.50)
1995-96 22nd (494.50)
1994-95 31st (372.50)
1993-94 14th (409.00)

Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Final Standings
1993-94 1994-95 1995-96
1, North Carolina 1. Stanford 1. Stanford
2. Stanford 2. North Carolina 2. UCLA
3. UCLA 3. UCLA 3. Florida
4. Florida 4. Arizona 4. Texas
5. Penn State 5. Florida 5. Michigan
6. Arizona 6. USC 6. North Carolina
7. Texas 7. Michigan 7. Arizona
8. South Carolina 8. Penn State 8. Nebraska
9. Michigan 9. Nebraska 9. Penn State
10. Arizona State 10. Texas 10. USC
11. Notre Dame 11. Tennessee 11. Georgia
12. Wisconsin 12. Arizona State 12. Notre Dame
13. Tennessee 13. California 13. Tennessee
14. Minnesota 14. Georgia 14. Auburn
15. Alabama 15. Alabama 15. Southern Methodist
16. Clemson 16. Ohio State 16. LSU
17. California 17. Wisconsin 17. Ohio State
18. Nebraska 18. Arkansas 18. Wisconsin
19. Virginia 19t. LSU 19. Virginia
20. Oklahoma 19t. Virginia 20. Oklahoma
21. Georgia 21. Duke 21. Georgia
22. BYU 22. Oklahoma 22. Minnesota
23. Ohio State 23. Colorado 23. Princeton
24. Texas A&M 24. Florida State 24. Florida State
25. Florida State 25. Oklahoma State 25. Colorado
  31. Minnesota  
     
1996-97 1997-98 1998-99
1. Stanford 1. Stanford 1. Stanford
2. North Carolina 2t. Florida 2. Georgia
3. UCLA 2t. North Carolina 3. Penn State
4. Nebraska 4. UCLA 4. Florida
5. Florida 5. Michigan 5. UCLA
6. Arizona 6. Arizona 6. Michigan
7. Texas 7. Georgia 7. Duke
8t. Ohio State 8. Washington 8. Virginia
8t. USC 9. Nebraska 9t. Arizona
10. LSU 10t. LSU 9t. USC
11t. Michigan 10t. USC 11. Texas
11t. Washington 12. Arizona State 12t. BYU
13. Arizona State 13. Virginia 12t. Arizona State
14. Notre Dame 14. Arkansas 12t. Nebraska
15. Minnesota 15t. Penn State 15. Ohio State
16. BYU 15t. Texas 16. LSU
17. Tennessee 17. Minnesota 17t. North Carolina
18. Alabama 18. BYU 17t. Tennessee
19. Auburn 19t. California 19. Arkansas
20. Penn State 19t. Colorado 20. Auburn
21. Colorado 19t. Maryland 21t. Minnesota
22. Virginia 19t. Tennessee 21t. Washington
23. Duke 23. Ohio State 23. California
24. Wisconsin 24. Oklahoma State 24. Maryland
25. California 25t. Auburn 25t. Notre Dame
  25t. Clemson 25t. Wisconsin
  25t. Princeton  
     
1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02
1. Stanford 1. Stanford 1. Stanford
2. UCLA 2. UCLA 2. Texas
3. Michigan 3. Georgia 3. Florida
4. Penn State 4. Michigan 4. North Carolina
5. North Carolina 5. Arizona 5. UCLA
6. Nebraska 6. Ohio State 6. Michigan
7. Florida 7. Florida 7. Minnesota
8. Arizona 8. USC 8. Georgia
9. Texas 9. Arizona State 9. Arizona
10. LSU 10. Penn State 10. LSU
11. Arizona State 11. Notre Dame 11. South Carolina
12. Georgia 12. California 12. Tennessee
13. Virginia 13. Nebraska 13. Notre Dame
14. Ohio State 14. Washington 14. Ohio State
15. California 15. North Carolina 15t. Arizona State
16. USC 16. Duke 15t. USC
17. Wisconsin 17. BYU 17. Oklahoma
18. BYU 18. Oklahoma 18. Colorado
19. Minnesota 19. Texas 19. Auburn
20. Tennessee 20. Wisconsin 20. California
21. Notre Dame 21. Tennessee 21. Princeton
22. Michigan State 22. LSU 22. Nebraska
23. Auburn 23. Minnesota 23. BYU
24. Duke 24. Princeton 24. Penn State
25. Oklahoma 25. South Carolina 25. Washington
     
2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
1. Stanford 1. Stanford 1. Stanford
2. Texas 2. Michigan 2. Texas
3. Ohio State 3. UCLA 3. UCLA
4. Michigan 4. Ohio State 4. Michigan
5. Penn State 5. Georgia 5. Duke
6. UCLA 6. Florida 6. Florida
7. Florida 7. North Carolina 7. Georgia
8. North Carolina 8. Washington 8. Tennessee
9. California 9. California 9. North Carolina
10. Arizona State 10. Texas 10. USC
11. Minnesota 11. LSU 11. Arizona State
12. Auburn 12. Arizona 12. Ohio State
13t. Notre Dame 13. Penn State 13. Virginia
13t. USC 14. Tennessee 14. Washington
15. Georgia 15. Oklahoma 15. California
16. Arizona 16. Texas A&M 16. Notre Dame
17. Washington 17. Arizona State 17. Auburn
18. South Carolina 18. Duke 18. Arizona
19. Virginia 19. Notre Dame 19. Wisconsin
20. Oklahoma 20. Minnesota 20. Penn State
21. Duke 21. USC 21. Nebraska
22. Maryland 22. Florida State 22. Minnesota
23. LSU 23. Auburn 23. LSU
24. Nebraska 24. Maryland 24. Oklahoma
25. Wisconsin 25. Illinois 25. Baylor
     
2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
1. Stanford 1. Stanford 1. Stanford
2. UCLA 2. UCLA 2. UCLA
3. Texas 3. California 3. Michigan
4. North Carolina 4. North Carolina 4. Arizona State
5. Florida 5. USC 5. Texas
6. Notre Dame 6. Duke 6. Florida
7. California 7. Virginia 7. California
8. Duke 8. Florida 8. LSU
9. Georgia 9. Michigan 9. Penn State
10. USC 10. Ohio State 10. Georgia
11. Arizona 11. Wisconsin 11. Ohio State
12. Ohio State 12. Tennessee 12. Texas A&M
13. Arizona State 13. Penn State 13. USC
14. Tennessee 14. Minnesota 14. North Carolina
15. Penn State 15. Texas 15. Florida State
16. Minnesota 16. Notre Dame 16. Tennessee
17. Florida State 17. Georgia 17. Virginia
18. Washington 18. Auburn 18. Wisconsin
19. Nebraska 19. Arizona State 19. Duke
20. LSU 20. LSU 20. Auburn
21. Alabama 21. Florida State 21. Notre Dame
22. Wisconsin 22. Texas A&M 22. Washington
23. Texas A&M 23. Wake Forest 23. Oklahoma
24. Michigan 24. Oklahoma 24. Arkansas
25. Auburn 25. Nebraska 25. Alabama
    28. Minnesota
     
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
1. Stanford 1. Stanford 1. Stanford
2. North Carolina 2. Florida 2. Ohio State
3. Florida 3. Virginia 3. California
4. USC 4. UCLA 4. Florida
5. Michigan 5. Florida State 5. Duke
6. Texas 6. Texas A&M 6. North Carolina
7. California 7. North Carolina 7. Virginia
8. Virginia 8. Ohio State 8. Texas A&M
9. LSU 9. California 9. Florida State
10. Ohio State 10. Duke 10. Oklahoma
11. Washington 11. Penn State 11. UCLA
12. Arizona State 12. Oklahoma 12. Texas
13. Texas A&M 13. USC 13. Penn State
14. Minnesota 14. Oregon 14. USC
15. Florida State 15. Texas 15. Michigan
16. UCLA 16. Tennessee 16. Arizona
17. Duke 17. Nebraska 17. Maryland
18. Georgia 18. Minnesota 18. Notre Dame
19. Penn State 19. LSU 19. LSU
20. Illinois 20. Georgia 20. Georgia
21. Notre Dame 21. Wisconsin 21. Washington
22. Oregon 22. Arizona State 22. Tennessee
23. Tennessee 23. Alabama 23. Illinois
24. Arizona 24. Washington 24. Arkansas
25. Arkansas 25. Michigan 25. Alabama
    29. Minnesota
     
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
1. Stanford 1. Stanford 1. Stanford
2. Florida 2. Florida 2. Florida
3. UCLA 3. UCLA 3. Notre Dame
4. Ohio State 4. Michigan 4. Virginia
5. Florida State 5. Texas A&M 5. Penn State
6. Texas 6. Penn State 6. Texas
7. USC 7. Oklahoma 7. UCLA
8. North Carolina 8. North Carolina 8. USC
9. Texas A&M 9. Notre Dame 9. Duke
10. Michigan 10. Georgia 10. Texas A&M
11. California 11. Florida State 11. Kentucky
12. Penn State 12. Duke 12. Florida State
13. LSU 13. Texas 13. Michigan
14. Oklahoma 14. USC 14. North Carolina
15. Virginia 15. Oregon 15. Oregon
16. Duke 16. Ohio State 16. Georgia
17. Notre Dame 17. California 17. Alabama
18. Georgia 18. Arizona State 18. Wisconsin
19. Arizona 19. LSU 19. Oklahoma
20. Arkansas 20. Virginia 20. California
21. Illinois 21. Arkansas 21. Minnesota
22. Minnesota 22. Minnesota 22. Oklahoma State
23. Alabama 23. Arizona 23. Nebraska
24. Oregon 24. Nebraska 24. LSU
25. Baylor 25. Kentucky 25. Ohio State

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