UGA Finishes 10th in Director’s Cup

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UGA Finishes 10th in Director’s Cup

The Georgia Bulldogs finished 10th in final standings for the 2021 Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup released on Friday morning. Georgia tallied 971.5 points during the 2020-21 academic year.

The Directors’ Cup is an all-sports measurement of college athletic programs developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in NCAA Championships.





During the 2020-21 year, 14 of Georgia’s sports qualified for NCAA Championship competition to contribute Directors’ Cup points. All of those sports recorded top-20 finishes at their respective national championships, including 10 top-10 efforts. The men’s indoor track & field and women’s outdoor track & field teams supplied Georgia’s top finish, with both placing third at the NCAAs. Additional top-20s included men’s swimming & diving (fourth), men’s tennis (fifth), women’s tennis (fifth), women’s indoor track & field (fifth), football (seventh), softball (seventh), women’s swimming & diving (eighth), men’s outdoor track & field (eighth), women’s basketball (17th), men’s golf (17th), gymnastics (17th) and women’s golf (18th). In addition, Georgia’s equestrian team captured the 2021 National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) national championship; however, Directors’ Cup points weren’t awarded since equestrian is not an NCAA-sponsored sport.

Georgia’s spring sports boosted the Bulldogs from No. 16 in the final winter edition of the standings to No. 10 in the final results.

Georgia has a long history of strong finishes in the Directors’ Cup. Since its inception in 1994, the Bulldogs have finished in the top-25 of the final standings in every year but one as outlined below. This year represents Georgia’s 11th top-10 finish, led by a runner-up showing during the 1998-99 school year. The 2020-21 competition resumed following a break in the Directors’ Cup during the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.





Texas was the overall winner of the Directors’ Cup for 2020-21 after compiling 1252 points, followed by Stanford with 1195.75 points. Georgia was one of a nation-leading eight SEC teams to finish in the top 25 of the 2021 Directors’ Cup along with No. 5 Florida, No. 7 Alabama, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 12 Kentucky, No. 15 LSU, No. 19 Texas A&M and No. 22 Ole Miss.

Georgia’s finishes in the IMG Learfield Directors’ Cup include: 

1994 – 21st

1995 – 14th

1996 – 11th

1997 – 28th

1998 – 7th

1999 – 2nd

2000 – 11th

2001 – 3rd

2002 – 8th

2003 – 15th

2004  – 5th

2005 – 7th

2006 – 9th

2007 – 12th

2008 – 10th

2009 – 18th

2010 – 20th

2011 – 20th

2012 – 18th

2013 – 10th

2014 – 16th

2015 – 14th

2016 – 15th

2017 – 15th

2018 – 8th

2019 – 21st





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