OU Claims Top-10 Finishes in Capital One Cup

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

NORMAN — Oklahoma has finished in the top 10 of the 2016-17 Capital One Cup standings for both its women's and men's programs, with the women's teams placing sixth and the men's securing eighth.

The Sooners join Florida, North Carolina, Stanford, Maryland and Oregon as the schools whose men's and women's programs both placed in the top 10. It marks the second straight season that both OU's men and women have finished in the top 10 of the standings.

OU's women's programs earned 80 points toward the Capital One Cup after winning NCAA Championships in gymnastics and softball, while the men earned 70 points for national titles in gymnastics and golf and a top-10 finish in football.

2016-17 Capital One Cup Standings
Place Men's Women's
1. Ohio State Stanford
2. Florida USC
3. North Carolina Florida
4. Stanford Oregon
5. Denver South Carolina
6. Clemson Oklahoma
7. Maryland Maryland
8. Oklahoma Washington
9. James Madison North Carolina
10. Oregon UCLA

Currently in its seventh year, the Capital One Cup is awarded to NCAA Division I programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple sports. Schools earn points based on top-10 finishes in NCAA Championships and in final official coaches' polls across 21 women's and 20 men's sports.

Ohio State and Stanford won the 2016-17 men's and women's competitions, respectively.

OU's seven NCAA team championships over the last two years lead all Division I programs. The Sooners are also coming off their 11th consecutive semester of posting a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00, registering a school-record 3.09 mark in the spring 2017 term.