BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 2, 2021) - The Southeastern Conference placed the most schools of any conference in the nation in the Top 30 of the Division I Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup during the 2020-21 athletic year.
Nine SEC schools finished in the Top 30 of the Director' Cup which recognizes all-sports excellence.
The Learfield IMG College 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 in a pre-determined number of sports.
The SEC also led all conferences in schools ranked in the Top 10 with four, including Florida at No. 5, Alabama at No. 7, Arkansas at No. 8 and Georgia at No. 10. No other conference placed more than two schools in the Top 10.
Other SEC schools ranked in the Top 25 were Kentucky at No. 12, LSU at No. 15, Texas A&M at No. 19, Ole Miss at No. 22 and Tennessee at No. 26. The SEC was also the only conference to place all of its member schools in the Top 60 of the Directors' Cup standings.
Southeastern Conference schools won nine national championships across all sports in 2020-21, including Alabama football, Arkansas women's indoor track & field, Georgia equestrian, Kentucky volleyball, Kentucky rifle, Florida men's tennis, Ole Miss women's golf, LSU men's outdoor track & field and Mississippi State baseball.