Boise State finishes 83rd in Directors' Cup standings; tops in WAC, but sixth in Mountain West

Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Boise State placed 83rd in the Learfield Directors' Cup standings — which attempts to measure the achievement of schools' overall athletic departments. The Broncos were the top school in the WAC.

But Boise State's finishes would have placed sixth in the Mountain West. Boise State officially joined the Mountain West on Friday.

Idaho was not in the rankings, even though almost every other Division I school is in the standings. Idaho State finished 274th.

For the 17th consecutive year, Stanford won the award. Ohio State was second, California was third, Florida was fourth and Duke was fifth. North Carolina (sixth), Virginia (seventh) and Florida State (ninth) gave the ACC four teams in the top 10.

Points are awarded based on each school's finish in up to 20 sports — 10 for men and 10 for women.

WAC standings

83. Boise State
87. Fresno State
136. Hawaii
188. San Jose State
190. Nevada
205. Utah State
227. New Mexico State
230. Louisiana Tech

Mountain West standings

37. BYU
53. TCU
57. New Mexico
71. Utah
75. San Diego State
92. Air Force
101. UNLV
138. Wyoming
161. Colorado State

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