Texas A&M finishes in 12th place in final Learfield Directors' Cup Standings

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas— The Texas A&M athletics program and the 12th Man finished in 12th place in the final standings of the 2016-17 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup rankings.

The Aggies finished 12th in the final 2015-16 standings and this marks the 12th consecutive year to finish among the country’s Top 25 and the seventh time in the past eight years to finish among the Top 12.

“The number 12 holds a great deal of significance in Aggieland and I am very proud of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans for another outstanding year,” Texas A&M Director of Athletics Scott Woodward said. “When you combine our academic success with the selfless service of our student-athletes in the community, it is an
inspiring example of the drive and passion of our young people. The overall academic and athletic excellence in the SEC makes me proud that we are a part of such a terrific conference.”
Texas A&M finished third among SEC schools. Eight of the 14 SEC schools finished in the Top 25 and all 14 schools finished No. 64 or better.

The final rankings included 73 points for the Aggie baseball team and head coach Rob Childress for reaching the College World Series in Omaha.

Coach Pat Henry and the Aggie men’s outdoor track and field squad led the way in scoring in the spring with a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships, good for 90 points. The women’s track and field unit placed 13th at the NCAA Championships to earn 60.75 points.

Coach Jo Evans and the softball team reached the College World Series in Oklahoma City and recorded 73 points for a seventh place finish.

Coach Steve Denton and the Texas A&M men’s tennis squad placed ninth by reaching the Sweet 16 at the NCAA Championships earning 64 points while head coach Mark Weaver and the women’s tennis team also placed ninth by reaching the NCAA Championships Sweet 16 and scored 64 points.

Coach Trelle McCombs and the women’s golf team finished No. 33 and scored 39.5 points by reaching the NCAA Regionals while Coach JT Higgins and the men’s golf team placed No. 32 and scored 39 points by reaching the NCAA Regional Tournament.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup takes into consideration the top 10 female sports and the top 10 male sports at each institution. In Texas A&M’s case, the school sponsors 20 intercollegiate sports, 11 female and nine male. Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings

(As of June 29, 2017)
TOP 25 SEC Order
1. Stanford 1563.00 3. Florida 1252.50
2. Ohio State 1343.75 10. Kentucky 1025.00
3. Florida 1252.50 12. TEXAS A&M 986.50
4. USC 1251.25 15. Georgia 913.75
5. North Carolina 1154.00 17. LSU 862.50
6. Michigan 1133.25 20. Arkansas 839.00
7. Texas 1067.75 21. South Carolina 832.50
8. Penn St. 1046.75 25. Alabama 768.75
9. Oregon 1027.00 28. Auburn 712.00
10. Kentucky 1025.00 33. Missouri 662.75
11. UCLA 1007.00 39. Ole Miss 570.25
12. TEXAS A&M 986.50 46. Tennessee 509.00
13. Florida St. 921.75 49. Mississippi St. 490.00
14. California 916.75 64. Vanderbilt 398.50
15. Georgia 913.75
16. Wisconsin 886.00
17. Oklahoma 876.00
18. LSU 862.50
19. Virginia 862.00
20. Arkansas 839.00
21. South Carolina 832.50
22. Washington 801.25
23. Notre Dame 801.00
24. Baylor 790.25
25. Alabama 768.75
2016-17 TEXAS A&M SPORT BREAKDOWN
Sport Place Points
Fall
Women’s Soccer 17th 50
Men’s Cross Country 32nd 26
Football 50th 25
Women’s Volleyball 33rd 25
Total 56th 126
Winter
Men’s Indoor Track & Field 1
st 100
Women’s Swimming & Diving 3
rd 85
Women’s Indoor Track & Field 12
th 63.75
Men’s Swimming & Diving 16th 58.5
Women’s Basketball 17th 50
Total 24th 357.25
Spring
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field 2
nd 90
Baseball 7
th 73
Softball 7
th 73
Men’s Tennis 9
th 64
Women’s Tennis 9
th 64
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field 13th 60.75
Women’s Golf 33rd 39.5
Men’s Golf 32nd 39
Total 12th 503.25
TEXAS A&M FINISHES IN THE FINAL DIRECTORS’ CUP STANDINGS
Year Place Points
2016-17 12th 986.50
2015-16 12th 962.00
2014-15 17th 892.75
2013-14 10th 1022.00
2012-13 5
th 1131.50
2011-12 9
th 990.25
2010-11 8
th 1090.50
2009-10 6
th 1070.75
2008-09 13th 976.00
2007-08 12th 1031.00
2006-07 18th 881.00
2005-06 23rd 649.50
2004-05 26th 566.25
2003-04 16th 714.00
2002-03 28th 551.25
2001-02 37th 519.50
2000-01 26th 517.00
1999-00 27th 522.00
1998-99 T39th 230.00
1997-98 T38th 230.00
1996-97 30th 427.00
1995-96 20th 524.50
1994-95 37th 329.50
1993-94 24th 454.50