....VT will be 6th or 7th as NC State may pass us with Baseball points. Looking at the rest of the conference, a few notables:
Kudos to FSU who will finish #1 in the ACC, UNC close behind.
Surprised at Duke's high standing, but it's all about the money and they have plenty despite minimal non booster revenue from football.
Newcomer Syracuse 49th, better than I expected from a school so far north but 2nd tier ACC.
Pitt's atrocious 125th finish sticks out like a sore thumb, well below current ACC doormat Wake (89th). Clearly Pitt's basketball success carried them into a league which is well above their overall standard. Given their recruiting footprint and geography I'm not sure they get better or worse joining the ACC. We shall see. I assume their athletic revenue is relatively limited.
How can you really tell? The Director's Cup is the most screwed up, illogical measure of an athletics program there could be. If we threw money into sports that nobody else participated in, like some schools (Stanford) do, we could be the worst of the bunch, still get some points, and climb in the rankings.
Look at Stanford. They pull 100 points for women's water polo? The same as Florida for men's T&F, as the national champion?
The Director's Cup is a measure of athletics spending, more than anything else. It is not weighted properly to truly award the best overall program. A national championship in a sport that only fields 40 teams should only give 40 points to the winner. A national championship in a sport that fields 250 teams should award 250 points.
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