The final Learfield Directors’ Cup standings were released Thursday morning, with Lenoir-Rhyne finding themselves placed at No. 107 on the list after a successful 2017-18 school year.
The Learfield Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in NCAA Championships.
One year ago the Bears finished in the No. 154 spot and looks to continue to improve moving into the future years in competition. The finish of 107 is good for fifth in the South Atlantic Conference, the fourth-best finish in program history, and the best finish since the 2013-14 campaign.
Queens University leads the way, as it ranks seventh overall with 668.50 points. Wingate checks in at No. 8 with 631.50 points, and Carson-Newman finishes the year ranked No. 21 with 488 points.
Lincoln Memorial finished the year with 224.25 points and was ranked No. 92, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne at No. 107 with 189.50 points. Anderson came in at No. 134 with 150 points, with Tusculum finishing with 94 points at No. 188. Coker placed 206th with 72.50 points, while Newberry was 222nd with 57 points. Catawba (244) and Mars Hill (247) rounded out the SAC schools with 57 and 37 points, respectively.