The Johns Hopkins Department of Athletics capped a record-breaking year with a program-best third-place finish in the final 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings
This marks the fourth consecutive top-10 showing for JHU in the rankings, which are determined based on points accumulated for a school's finish in up to 18 NCAA sports. The Director's Cup is awarded annually to the top overall athletic programs in the nation at the Division I, Division II, Division III, and NAIA levels.
Hopkins' 977.5 points are nearly 200 more than the 789.5 it accumulated last year, which it finished a then-porgram-best seventh in the standings. JHU placed eighth in 2010-11 and ninth in 2011-12 to account for the only four top-10 finishes in school history.
Williams continued its impressive run at the top of the Division III Directors' Cup standings with its 17th title. The Ephs accumulated 1,225.25 points to edge runner-up Wisconsin-Whitewater, which totaled 1,134.75 points. Johns Hopkins was third, followed by Washington (Missouri) and Amherst.
Summary of JHU's 2013-14 NCAA participating teams
Listed by points accumulated in Directors' Cup standings
- 100 - Women's Cross Country - Johns Hopkins won its second consecutive NCAA Women's Cross Country title to earn 100 points.
- 85 - Women's Swimming - The highest finish in school history at the NCAAs, third-place, brought home the first trophy in program history and 85 Directors' Cup points. Johns Hopkins produced the national swimmer and national coach of the year.
- 83 - Women's Tennis- The first trophy-finish for the women's tennis team as the Blue Jays advanced to the NCAA Semifinals before placing fourth - the highest finish in school history.
- 80 - Men's Swimming - The men's swimming team placed fourth at the NCAAs and continued its remarkable run of producing Directors' Cup points. Since the inception of the Directors' Cup in 1995-96, the men's swimming team has accumulated 1,357.75 points - the most of any team at Johns Hopkins.
- 73 - Women's Soccer - Head coach Leo Weil guided the Blue Jays to the NCAA quarterfinals for the fourth time in five years. Among women's teams at JHU, only swimming has contributed more all-time Directors' Cup points than soccer (590).
- 73 - Men's Tennis - Johns Hopkins won its regional handily and then gave top-ranked Claremont-Mudd Scripps all it could handle on its home court before falling to the hosts in the NCAA quarterfinals.
- 66 - Men's Cross Country - The highest finish in school history at the NCAA Championships (11th) helped jump-start the greatest three-season run for the men's track & cross country program in school history.
- 60 - Men's Lacrosse - The Blue Jays earned the program's national-record 42nd bid to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals to grab 60 points.
- 56 - Women's Indoor Track - A 17th-place finish at the NCAA Championships produced 56 points. Without those 56 points, JHU finishes fourth in the final Directors' Cup standings, not third.
- 55 - Men's Outdoor Track - A national championship in the 800-meter run and a third-place finish in the pole vault helped JHU to an 18th-place team finish and 55 Directors' Cup points.
- 51 - Wrestling - The wrestling team has quietly scored at the NCAAs in each of the last five years and eight times in the last nine years. A 22nd-place team finish this year landed 51 points.
- 49 - Women's Outdoor Track - A 23rd-place finish at the NCAA Championships landed 49 points and marked the fifth straight year the team has scored Directors' Cup points.
- 46.5 - Men's Indoor Track - Johns Hopkins placed 24th at the NCAA Indoor Championships - the middle leg in a three-season run for a program that produced 167.5 points on the year.
- 25 - Football - An undefeated regular season landed the Blue Jays back in the NCAAs for the fourth time in five years.
- 25 - Women's Lacrosse - A return to the NCAAs for head coach Janine Tucker's women's lacrosse team landed Johns Hopkins 25 Directors' Cup points.
- 25 - Men's Basketball - The Blue Jays upset the top two seeds in the Centennial Conference Tournament to win the title and earn the CC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
- 25 - Volleyball - The third straight Centennial Conference title landed Tim Cole's Blue Jays a third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
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