LHI Top Right

Princeton Finishes 35th In Directors' Cup And Is Top Non-BCS School Again

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 06/29/2013
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

Final 2012-13 Learfield Cup Directors' Cup Standings

TigerBlog On The Directors' Cup

An academic year that featured four NCAA championships and 13 league championships has resulted in yet another high finish the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings for Princeton Athletics.

With the end of the College World Series, the 2012-13 year in college athletics is now complete. Princeton, improving four spots from a year earlier, finished 35th overall in Division I.

"While we are proud of our nationally competitive performance on the field of play, we are even prouder of our coaches and student-athletes who understand that the concept of 'Education Through Athletics' is the co-curricular experience that is most meaningful," said Ford Family Director of Athletics Gary Walters. "Athletics is the sweatiest of the liberal arts at Princeton."

Stanford won the Directors' Cup for the 19th straight time, after not winning in the first year it was awarded. The Directors' Cup, presented by the National Assocation of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, is determined by points awarded based on a school's finish in NCAA championship competition.

As for Princeton, it has now been the highest finishing Ivy League school for the 17th time in 20 years. Princeton was also the only non-BCS school in the top 42 and the only FCS school in the top 56.

Princeton has never finished lower than 63rd and has only been out of the Top 50 three times in 20 years.

Aside from those three, Princeton has never below 47th, and Princeton has been in the Top 40 15 times in 20 years. There have been five Top 30 finishes, with an all-time best of 21st in 2001-02.

Princeton picked up spring points in women's open rowing, women's lacrosse, men's and women's track and field, women's water polo and men's golf. Princeton won NCAA championships this past academic year in both field hockey and men's and women's combined fencing.

Princeton finished within a point of Auburn and North Carolina State. The five schools directly behind Princeton were Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Louisville, Syracuse and Northwestern.

SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TIGERBLOG

ENEWS

ENews
Hyatt New
SCHEDULE
PNC Schedule
> Full Schedule and Results
October
02
Thursday
W. Tennis
at ITA All-America
- All Day
W. Tennis
vs. Princeton Invitational
- 5:00 PM
October
03
Friday
W. Golf
at Nittany Lion Invitational
- All Day
W. Tennis
at ITA All-America
- All Day
M. Tennis
at Virginia Fall Classic
- All Day
W. Cross Country
at Notre Dame Invitational
- TBA
M. Cross Country
at Notre Dame Invitational
- TBA
W. Tennis
vs. Princeton Invitational
- 10:00 AM
Field Hockey
at Columbia
- 6:00 PM
Sprint Football
at Franklin Pierce
- 7:00 PM
W. Volleyball
vs. Cornell
- 7:00 PM
October
04
Saturday
M. Golf
at MacDonald Cup
- All Day
M. Tennis
vs. Virginia Fall Classic
- All Day
W. Golf
at Nittany Lion Invitational
- All Day
M. Cross Country
at Paul Short Invitational
- All Day
W. Tennis
at ITA All-America
- All Day
W. Cross Country
at Paul Short Invitational
- All Day
W. Tennis
vs. Princeton Invitational
- 10:00 AM
Football
at Columbia
- 12:30 PM
M. Soccer
vs. Dartmouth
- 4:00 PM
W. Volleyball
vs. Columbia
- 5:00 PM
W. Soccer
vs. Dartmouth
- 7:00 PM
October
05
Sunday
M. Golf
at MacDonald Cup
- All Day
M. Tennis
at Virginia Fall Classic
- All Day
W. Golf
at Nittany Lion Invitational
- All Day
stop