Michigan finished #10 in this years Sears Directors Cup..It was the 17th time in the 20 years of the Cup that UM has finished in the top 10.. the other 3 yrs they were 11th, 15th and 25th..so since its inception they have never finished out of the top 25..Many of the years Michigan has finished in the top 5...Leaders and Best!
UM finishes #10 in Sears Directors Cup
Someone want to fill us in on what exactly this is?
Here is all the information you need: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NACDA_Directors'_Cup
It is basically the prize for being the best overall school in college athletics. It gives out points for all the sports and the team with the most points wins.
Not to be OT, by I was really glad to see you got work in that Clash of the Titans movie. Was sure LoTR had type cast you. Fire breathing Demon to Fire breathing Earth elemental is what I call range.
Likewise, I enjoyed walking past you on my way to campus from Markley Hall my freshman year. You really stood there well and showed off how good a brick building can look.
Based on NCAA championship performances and FBS poll results.
Stanford won again!
Stanford won because apparently their girls sports are really really good
They also have 35 varsity sports, compared to say Michigan's 27.
And they own womens sports (which I would guess is because of the Stanford degree).
I'm undecided if you're mocking me or not
No, I'm just an idiot. It may have been hidden or downvoted at the time? No idea, man. Sorry.
Why come no adjustments for number of teams fielded? And how would that change the standings?
Don't they take the 20 best sports, or something like that?
They count the ten best men's results plus the ten best women's team results. Of course, just like oversigning, having bigger numbers to start with gives you more chances to come up with winners.
Or are you speaking from personal knowledge.
thats just great, and not even a surprise
Why do we suck at the Capitol One Cup?
It is slanted toward the schools that invest heavily in the big name sports and don't have many "non-revenue" sports. I'm looking at you, SEC.
With so many successful teams, I don't get why Michigan is unable to win more NCAA National Championships. I guess the BigTen being the goal mentality goes back to Bo, but it's surprising that we don't have a sport that we simply dominate year to year, like NW with w lax, or PSU with Volleyball. Lord knows we've got the resources.
UCLA has the most NCAA championships (108), but more than half of those are in tennis, volleyball, and water polo, so ... yeah, California.
Michigan comes closest to dominating in Ice Hockey, with more championships (9) than anyone else. A cold weather sport, as you may know.
Here's the full list of the final standings. The Big 10 was the only conference to have all its schools land in the top 50.
In their usual 35th spot!
But they are laying in the weeds!
Good to hear. If anyone ever beats Stanford, I want a "do you believe in miracles." Call
Wiki says Michigan got 7th place.
Three schools passed Michigan on the basis of their baseball team results. Hopefully, our new coach can get us back in the tournament in the future.
Special commendation to Craig Forys. His second place finish in the NCAA Steeplechase single-handedly vaulted UofM T&F from DNF to 33rd place, garnering 39 NACDA points and lifting us from a 13th place finish to the top 10.
Also, not to nitpick, but Sears no longer sponsers the Directors' Cup. It is now the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.
way to go... GO BLUE!
of the Sears Cup and crowns a champion for both the men's and women's sports (probably because this one would be dominated by Stanford too if they didn't separate out the women).
Michigan didn't fair quite as well in the Capital One standings, finishing tied for 37 in men's and tied for 36 in women's.
I recall a major sports award for the school with the highest rankings in major sports only. Stanford would win the Directors cup because of all their minor sports championships in swimming, tennis, volleyball (considered minor at the time) and Michigan won the other award (back when we were top 10 in FB, BB, and top 20 in BB and others). I wasn't able find anything through google though.