Oklahoma posts a top-15 Directors' Cup finish for third consecutive year.
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma finished 14th in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup for the 2011-12 academic year with a score of 946 points. The Sooners have placed in the top 15 for three consecutive years. OU tallied a program-best 10th place finish last season after concluding the 2009-10 campaign at No. 12 in the Directors' Cup standings.
The Directors' Cup is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Learfield Sports and USA Today to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country.
Stanford finished first with a score of 1448.25, marking the 18th consecutive year that the Cardinal has finished atop the standings. Florida (1314.00) and UCLA (1142.75) finished second and third, respectively.
Oklahoma ranked third among Big 12 Conference institutions, trailing only No. 6 Texas (1032.5) and No. 9 Texas A&M (990.25). Baylor rounded out Big 12 schools in top 25, coming in at No. 25 (726.0).
Sixteen of Oklahoma's 21 teams advanced to postseason competition during the 2011-12 school year. Softball and men's gymnastics both compiled NCAA runner-up finishes to bolster the Sooners final ranking. In total, OU boasted top 10 finishes in five sports, including from women's golf (sixth), women's track and field (seventh) and baseball (ninth).