If you are not familiar with the Learfield Director's Cup, it is an annual attempt to rank overall Athletic Department achievement across each division of the NCAA. Every sport that is recognized by the NCAA is ranked, and teams are assigned point values relative to their final rankings in those sports.
National Championship: 100 points
2nd: 90 points
3rd: 85 points
4th: 80 points
And so on...
Two comments of note: There is a President, 3 Vice Presidents and a Secretary of this organization, and Mike Alden is "3rd Vice President"). There are 248 ranked teams.
Missouri's previous best finish was in 2008-2009 with a 36th place finish, Mizzou finished 49th last season.
As of April 21, after the close of all Winter Sports (next rankings due next Friday - June 3), Missouri is currently ranked #35 with 386.3 points (Stanford is #1 with 1048.50, tOSU is 2nd with 866.3)
While Missouri has, frankly, zero chance of winning the Director's cup this season, we might have a great chance of finishing in the top-20. How? You might ask? Well, we are currently 82.2 points from 20th. A top 3 finish by the Tremendous Stubblets would put us within striking distance, before even calculating any other sports (granted, everyone from 20th - 34th will ALSO bet getting points, but I said "might" not "do").
Other schools of interest:
#6 Oklahoma 670.75
#14 Texas 560.00
#16 Texas A&M 523.5
#22 Nebraska 457.00
#33 Oklahoma St. 391.5
#35 Missouri 386.3
#52 Iowa State 250.3
#59 Colorado 231
#60 Texas Tech 230
#62 Baylor 223.25
#64 Kansas State 206.5
. Wait for it....
#78 Kansas 159.5
Highest Ranking non-BCS conference schools:
#32 BYU - Mountain West - 394.05
#41 Princeton - Ivy League 351
#47 New Mexico - Mountain West 293.5
#51 Denver - Sun Belt (really, Denver is in the Sun Belt?) 250.5
#53 New Hampshire - America East 242.5
#54 Utah - Mountain West 241
#56 TCU - Mountain West 237.25
T-160 SEMO - Ohio Valley 53
T-199 SMSU - Missouri Valley 25
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