Hokies Finish 45th in Directors’ Cup

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The College World Series recently concluded, and when the results of all the
sports were tallied, it was Stanford taking home the Directors’ Cup for the 12th
consecutive year. But the Hokies had a pretty good year as well, finishing 45th
in the nation, the highest finish in school history. As the Hokies recruit more
ACC type players on their rosters, their Directors’ Cup finish keeps going up.

As you can see from the following table, the Hokies are definitely moving in
the right direction.Virginia Tech has been in four different athletic conferences from the first
year on that table, 1993-94, to the past athletic season. The Hokies have
competed in the Metro Conference, the Atlantic Ten, the Big East and now the
ACC. Just two years into their stay in the ACC, and Tech has their best two
finishes in the Directors’ Cup in school history.

Virginia
Tech Directors’
Cup Final Standings
Year Rank

1993-94
90

1994-95
129

1995-96
91

1996-97
92

1997-98
96

1998-99
86

1999-00
63

2000-01
63

2001-02
105

2002-03
112

2003-04
79

2004-05
58

2005-06
45

Unfortunately they still have a ways to go to catch the majority of the
schools in the ACC. From top to bottom, the ACC is an outstanding conference in
all sports, and it shows in the final standings of the Directors’ Cup every
year.

The
ACC in the Directors’ Cup
Team Points National
Rank

UNC
952.75 4

Duke
851.25 8

Florida State
713 17

Virginia
586 26

Maryland
560.25 27

NC State
504.5 34

Clemson
477.25 39

Miami
438.25 42

Wake Forest
435 44

Virginia Tech
430.75 45

Georgia Tech
373 50

Boston College
351 51

The Hokies rank just 10th in the 12 team ACC. But on the bright side, the gap
seventh place Clemson and the 10th place Hokies is very small. Clemson, Miami,
Wake Forest and the Hokies are separated by very little in the final standings,
and if a few games had gone differently here and there, those positions could
shake up in a number of different ways.

In the latest round of scoring, the Hokies scored points in softball, women’s
track and field and women’s track and field. However Tech also finished poorly
in several other spring sports. The baseball team finished last in the ACC and
did not qualify for the ACC tournament. The women’s lacrosse team finished
last in the ACC again, and have yet to win an ACC game in two seasons. The golf
team also failed to score any points.

The good news is that those programs aren’t going to get any worse. You can’t
score less than zero points, so any contribution at all from those programs in
the future will be considered a success. The baseball and women’s lacrosse
teams will both have new coaches next season, so those programs have a chance to
move in the right direction.

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