For the fourth consecutive year, Johns Hopkins sits atop the final Learfield Directors' Cup standings at the end of the fall season. Hopkins had an NCAA Division III-best seven teams qualify for NCAA championship competition and totaled 471 points to claim the top spot, 73.5 points ahead of second-place Middlebury.
2021-22 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
- Johns Hopkins, 471 points
- Middlebury, 397.5
- Tufts, 330.5
- Chicago, 320.5
- Calvin, 308
- MIT, 300.5
- Christopher Newport, 278.5
- Emory, 270
- Washington & Lee, 267.5
- Washington-St. Louis, 261
With seven teams qualifying for NCAA competition, JHU matched a school record originally set in 2018. It also accumulated the third-most points ever by any school during the fall season. Hopkins set a record with 481 points in the fall of 2019 after totaling 475 in 2018.
Johns Hopkins Fall 2021 finishes
- Women's cross country (100 Directors' Cup points)—NCAA champion
- Field hockey (90)—NCAA runner-up
- Volleyball (64)—NCAA Sweet 16
- Women's soccer (64)—NCAA Sweet 16
- Football (53)—NCAA Sweet 16
- Men's soccer (50)—NCAA second round
- Men's cross county (50)—24th place at NCAA championships
The Learfield IMG Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and USA Today. Over the course of the year, Directors' Cup points are awarded based on a school's finish in up to 18 sports—nine men's and nine women's—in NCAA championships.
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