Three Schools Among Top 100 in Fall Learfield Directors Cup Standings
University of New Hampshire, UMBC and University of Maine each rank in the top 100 of Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings following the conclusion of fall NCAA championships.
The conference's three institutions in the top 100 were tied for the fifth most among non-Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences. Only the Big East, Big Sky, Ohio Valley and West Coast Conferences had more among non-FBS league.
New Hampshire ranked 41st overall, which was sixth among non-FBS schools after reaching the NCAA field hockey and volleyball championships this past fall as well as advancing to the Division I Football semifinals for the first time in school history.
UMBC was 79th after earning 75 points due to appearances in the men's and women's soccer NCAA tournaments. The Retrievers became the first America East program to receive a first-round bye in the men's tournament. The second-round appearance was America East's ninth in the last 12 years.
Maine tied for 100th place after it reached the second round of Division I Football Championship.
The Learfield Sports Directors Cup honors institutions which maintain a broad-based program and achieve success in many sports, both men's and women's.