Virginia Tech Finishes No. 50 In 2023-24 Directors’ Cup

Virginia Tech finished 50th in the 2023-24 LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup. (Jon Fleming)

Virginia Tech finished No. 50 in the LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup for the 2023-24 academic year with 499.25 points.

After finishing 55th in 2022-23 with 443 points, the Hokies slightly improved — partly because the football team earned 45 points for making a bowl game, which it did not do the previous year.

Here is a complete list of Tech’s finishes since joining the ACC:

  • 2004-2005: No. 58
  • 2005-2006: No. 45
  • 2006-2007: No. 48
  • 2007-2008: No. 37
  • 2008-2009: No. 46
  • 2009-2010: No. 38
  • 2010-2011: No. 45
  • 2011-2012: No. 35
  • 2012-2013: No. 36
  • 2013-2014: No. 37
  • 2014-2015: No. 35
  • 2015-2016: No. 38
  • 2016-2017: No. 40
  • 2017-2018: No. 28
  • 2018-2019: No. 49
  • 2019-2020: No. 21* (COVID)
  • 2020-2021: No. 32
  • 2021-2022: No. 33
  • 2022-2023: No. 55
  • 2023-2024: No. 50

Virginia Tech ranked 138th after the fall season with 45 points. Football was the lone sport to earn points thanks to its Military Bowl appearance. After making the NCAA Tournament last season (25 points), women’s soccer did not earn the Hokies any points this year. Men’s and women’s cross country, men’s soccer and volleyball were all scoreless, too. Tech finished dead last in the 15-team ACC in the fall.

The athletic department was dominant in the winter, however, posting 348.75 points. Tech was ninth in the ACC behind North Carolina, Notre Dame, NC State, Virginia, Florida State, Duke, Louisville and Clemson.

Women’s basketball brought in 50 points for making the NCAA Tournament. Men’s swimming & diving finished ninth at the NCAAs, good for 69 points, while the women’s program received 48 points with a 26th-place finish. Wrestling was seventh in the country, which garnered 72 points. To cap off the winter, men’s and women’s indoor track & field racked up 63.75 and 46 points, respectively, with 12th- and 26th-place finishes.

Tech had an OK spring with 105.50 points, highlighted by softball making a regional. Out of the ACC schools, the Hokies were only ahead of Pitt, Louisville and Boston College.

Softball led the way in the spring with 37.5 points. Men’s track & field added 27 while the women’s program scored 19. Women’s golf garnered 22 points, too.

Tech had 11 sports place this year. Here’s a full list of each program that placed with its national ranking and total points:

  • Wrestling: No. 7, 72 points
  • Men’s Swimming & Diving: No. 9, 69 points
  • Men’s Indoor Track & Field: No. 12, 63.75 points
  • Women’s Basketball: No. 17, 50 points
  • Women’s Swimming & Diving: No. 26, 48 points
  • Women’s Indoor Track & Field: No. 26, 46 points
  • Football: No. 26, 45 points
  • Softball: No. 33, 37.5 points
  • Men’s Track & Field: No. 47, 27 points
  • Women’s Golf: No. 50, 22 points
  • Women’s Track & Field: No. 54, 19 points

The Hokies were 10th-best in the conference. Here’s how all of the ACC schools fared:

  • No. 5 Virginia: 1066.25
  • No. 7 North Carolina: 1035.75
  • No. 11 Notre Dame: 1008.50
  • No. 12 Florida State: 998.88
  • No. 17 Duke: 928.50
  • No. 21 NC State: 853.50
  • No. 31 Clemson: 675.75
  • No. 44 Syracuse: 538.00
  • No. 49 Louisville: 515.50
  • No. 50 Virginia Tech: 499.25
  • No. 56 Wake Forest: 421.00
  • No. 67 Miami: 368.25
  • No. 68 Boston College: 360.00
  • No. 74 Georgia Tech: 316.50
  • No. 80 Pitt: 277.00

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  1. I don’t understand the scoring well enough, but is the scoresheet showing more points in softball for UVA than Tech? How does that work?

  2. A little confused on the football placement at 26.

    Wrestling: No. 7, 72 points: We finished 7th in points after the tournament.
    Men’s Swimming & Diving: No. 9, 69 points: We finished 9th in the NCAAs
    Football: No. 26, 45 points: We didn’t finish 26th in the final poll though. So did we get that number because we made and won our bowl game?

  3. In the race for football supremacy this means nothing.

    Financial survival is the one and only goal. The blue bloods will continue to play the Olympic sports while the rest struggle to cut back sports and stay viable in football.

  4. NCSU had m&w Final 4, CWS, good wrestling, and excellent swimming and still only 21!?

    To be top 10 you have to be good at rowing, water polo, lacrosse, field hockey and equestrian too I guess

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