NACDA Directors' Cup

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The NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities in the United States with the most success in collegiate athletics. Points for the NACDA Directors' Cup are based on order of finish in various National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sponsored championships or, in the case of Division I Football, media-based polls. The award originated in 1993, and was presented to NCAA Division I schools only. In 1995 it was extended to Division II, Division III, and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) schools as well, each division receiving its own award.

Stanford University has won the Division I award for nineteen straight years. Williams College has had similar success Division III, having won the award sixteen times.

In Division II, UC Davis won six of the first eight awards, but its athletic program moved to Division I in 2003 and Grand Valley State won the award the following eight years. The NAIA division was similarly dominated by Simon Fraser University of British Columbia in its early years, but in 2002, SFU transferred several of its sports programs to Canada's college athletics federation, Canadian Interuniversity Sport. From 2004 to 2012, Azusa Pacific University assumed the mantle at the NAIA level, winning eight consecutive championships before moving to Division II in the 2012–2013 season.

The physical award is a Waterford crystal trophy. Prior to 2003, the sponsor of the NACDA Directors' Cup was retail merchandiser Sears, and the award was known as the Sears Cup. Beginning in the 2003–2004 season, the sponsor was the United States Sports Academy. In 2007–2008, Learfield Sports assumed the sponsorship of the Directors' Cup.

Past winners and leaders for the current year[edit]

  • Results for years and schools shown in italics represent current standings and are not yet final.

NCAA Division I[edit]

Year First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth
1993–94 North Carolina Stanford UCLA Florida Penn State Arizona Texas USC Michigan Arizona State
1994–95 Stanford North Carolina UCLA Arizona Florida USC Michigan Penn State Nebraska Texas
1995–96 Stanford UCLA Florida Texas Michigan North Carolina Arizona Nebraska Penn State USC
1996–97 Stanford North Carolina UCLA Nebraska Florida Arizona Texas Ohio State USC LSU
1997–98 Stanford (tie) Florida, North Carolina UCLA Michigan Arizona Georgia Washington Nebraska LSU
1998–99 Stanford Georgia Penn State Florida UCLA Michigan Duke Virginia (tie) Arizona, USC
1999–00 Stanford UCLA Michigan Penn State North Carolina Nebraska Florida Arizona Texas LSU
2000–01 Stanford UCLA Georgia Michigan Arizona Ohio State Florida USC Arizona State Penn State
2001–02 Stanford Texas Florida North Carolina UCLA Michigan Minnesota Georgia Arizona State LSU
2002–03 Stanford Texas Ohio State Michigan Penn State UCLA Florida North Carolina California Arizona State
2003–04 Stanford Michigan UCLA Ohio State Georgia Florida North Carolina Washington California Texas
2004–05 Stanford Texas UCLA Michigan Duke Florida Georgia Tennessee North Carolina USC
2005–06 Stanford UCLA Texas North Carolina Florida Notre Dame California Duke Georgia USC
2006–07 Stanford UCLA North Carolina Michigan USC Florida Tennessee Texas California Arizona State
2007–08 Stanford UCLA Michigan Arizona State Texas Florida California LSU Penn State Georgia
2008–09 Stanford North Carolina Florida USC Michigan Texas California Virginia LSU Ohio State
2009–10 Stanford Florida Virginia UCLA Florida State Texas A&M North Carolina Ohio State California Duke
2010–11 Stanford Ohio State California Florida Duke North Carolina Virginia Texas A&M Florida State Oklahoma
2011–12 Stanford Florida UCLA Ohio State Florida State Texas USC North Carolina Texas A&M Michigan
2012–13 Stanford Florida UCLA Michigan Texas A&M Penn State Oklahoma North Carolina Notre Dame Georgia

NCAA Division II[edit]

Year First Second Third Fourth Fifth
1995–96 UC Davis Abilene Christian North Dakota State South Dakota State Cal State Bakersfield
1996–97 UC Davis Abilene Christian Cal State Bakersfield Central Oklahoma Indianapolis
1997–98 Cal State Bakersfield UC Davis Abilene Christian Barry Florida Southern
1998–99 Adams State (tie) UC Davis; Abilene Christian (tie) Florida Southern; North Dakota State
1999–00 UC Davis North Dakota State North Dakota Florida Southern Western State
2000–01 UC Davis North Dakota Cal State Bakersfield UCSD Western State
2001–02 UC Davis Grand Valley State (MI) UCSD Truman State Western State
2002–03 UC Davis Grand Valley State (MI) North Florida Cal State Bakersfield South Dakota State
2003–04 Grand Valley State (MI) UCSD Truman State North Dakota Chico State
2004–05 Grand Valley State (MI) Nebraska-Omaha Chico State North Dakota Cal State Bakersfield
2005–06 Grand Valley State (MI) Abilene Christian Nebraska-Omaha Southern Illinois Edwardsville Cal State Bakersfield
2006–07 Grand Valley State (MI) UCSD Abilene Christian Minnesota State Mankato North Dakota
2007–08 Grand Valley State (MI) Abilene Christian Minnesota State Mankato UCSD Tampa
2008–09 Grand Valley State (MI) Minnesota State Mankato Central Missouri Abilene Christian Indianapolis
2009–10 Grand Valley State (MI) California (PA) Central Missouri Minnesota State Mankato St. Cloud State
2010–11 Grand Valley State (MI) Central Missouri Augustana (SD) Abilene Christian UCSD
2011–12 Grand Canyon Grand Valley State (MI) Ashland (OH) Augustana (SD) Indianapolis
2012–13 Grand Canyon Grand Valley State (MI) Ashland (OH) Minnesota State Mankato Adams State

NCAA Division III[edit]

Year First Second Third Fourth Fifth
1995–96 Williams UCSD Wisconsin-Oshkosh College of New Jersey Rowan
1996–97 Williams College of New Jersey UCSD Emory Wisconsin-Oshkosh
1997–98 UCSD (tie) College of New Jersey; SUNY Cortland (tie) Williams; Middlebury
1998–99 Williams Middlebury College of New Jersey Amherst Rowan
1999–00 Williams UCSD College of New Jersey St. Thomas (MN) Middlebury
2000–01 Williams Middlebury College of New Jersey Emory Ithaca
2001–02 Williams Ithaca College of New Jersey Middlebury Emory
2002–03 Williams Emory College of New Jersey Trinity (TX) Washington University (MO)
2003–04 Williams Emory Middlebury College of New Jersey Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2004–05 Williams Middlebury Washington University (MO) Trinity (TX) Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2005–06 Williams College of New Jersey Middlebury Emory SUNY Cortland
2006–07 Williams Middlebury SUNY Cortland Amherst Washington University (MO)
2007–08 Williams Washington University (MO) College of New Jersey Amherst Middlebury
2008–09 Williams Middlebury Amherst Washington University (MO) Cortland State
2009–10 Williams Amherst Washington University (MO) Middlebury Illinois Wesleyan
2010–11 Williams Middlebury Washington University (MO) Amherst Calvin
2011–12 Middlebury Washington University (MO) Williams Amherst Wisconsin-Whitewater
2012–13 Williams Emory Middlebury Wisconsin-Whitewater Washington University (MO)

NAIA[edit]

Year First Second Third Fourth Fifth
1995–96 Pacific Lutheran Simon Fraser Mobile Berry Azusa Pacific
1996–97 Simon Fraser Pacific Lutheran Azusa Pacific Mobile Willamette
1997–98 Simon Fraser Mobile Findlay Oklahoma City Puget Sound
1998–99 Simon Fraser Azusa Pacific Life (tie) Oklahoma City; Lindenwood
1999–00 Simon Fraser Lindenwood Azusa Pacific Mary Oklahoma City
2000–01 Simon Fraser Oklahoma City Azusa Pacific Lindenwood Cumberland
2001–02 Oklahoma City Lindenwood Simon Fraser Azusa Pacific Malone
2002–03 Lindenwood Simon Fraser Azusa Pacific Mary Oklahoma City
2003–04 Simon Fraser Azusa Pacific Lindenwood Oklahoma City (tie) Mary; Dickinson State
2004–05 Azusa Pacific Lindenwood Simon Fraser Point Loma Nazarene Mary
2005–06 Azusa Pacific Lindenwood Lindsey Wilson Oklahoma Baptist Simon Fraser
2006–07 Azusa Pacific Lindenwood Concordia (CA) Cedarville Oklahoma Baptist
2007–08 Azusa Pacific Simon Fraser Embry-Riddle Fresno Pacific Concordia (CA)
2008–09 Azusa Pacific Concordia (CA) Lindenwood Fresno Pacific California Baptist
2009–10 Azusa Pacific Simon Fraser Fresno Pacific Concordia (CA) Lindenwood
2010–11 Azusa Pacific Embry-Riddle Shorter (GA) Fresno Pacific Lindenwood
2011–12 Azusa Pacific Shorter (GA) Embry-Riddle Oklahoma Baptist Lindsey Wilson
2012–13 Oklahoma Baptist Lindsey Wilson Concordia (CA) Embry-Riddle Olivet Nazarene

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