Bates athletics ranks high in final Directors' Cup standings

Bates College ranked 57th out of the 310 NCAA Division III schools that scored points, as the final standings of the 2008-09 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup were released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). It is Bates’ highest final standing in the rankings since 2006.

With 268.00 Directors’ Cup points, Bates ranks sixth among schools in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, ahead of Hamilton (240.25), Colby (204.50), Connecticut College (154.10) and Wesleyan (112.00). The NESCAC occupied the top three spots and four of the top 10, topped by Williams, which won its 11th straight Directors’ Cup.

Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup points are based upon team finishes in NCAA championships. The Bobcats scored 138.00 points in the winter season — 51 from Nordic and alpine skiing (13th place in NCAA), 45 from women’s swimming and diving (29th place), and 42 points from women’s indoor track and field (32nd place). Bates scored 130.00 more points in the spring season, with 90 points in women’s rowing (second place), 35 points in women’s outdoor track and field (38th place) and five points from men’s outdoor track and field (76th place). Because the rankings are solely based on team standings at NCAA Championships, the men’s tennis doubles title won by Bates’ Ben Stein and Amrit Rupasinghe did not impact the Directors’ Cup standings.

View a PDF of the complete 2008-09 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings at this link.

Bates’ Directors’ Cup Standing Through the Years:

2008-09: 57th place
2007-08: 77th
2006-07: 76th
2005-06: 49th
2004-05: 33rd
2003-04: 48th
2002-03: 50th
2001-02: 45th
2000-01: 50th
1999-00: 35th
1998-99: T-79th
1997-98: T-49th
1996-97: 51st
1995-96: 58th

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