The University of New Hampshire led eight America East schools in the final 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, the organization announced.
The Wildcats finished 82nd overall and in the top-10 of FBS schools with 241.50 points. UNH earned points by qualifying for NCAA Championships in field hockey and volleyball as well as having multiple individuals make their marks in cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field and swimming & diving for America East sports. The Wildcats also racked-up points in football and hockey to become the only AE school in the top-100.
Finishing just behind UNH for America East schools was the University at Albany at 113th with 150 points. The Great Danes won the America East Commissioner's Cup by capturing six conference tournament and three conference regular-season crowns. The Great Danes earned points in the spring for their performance in both men's lacrosse and softball. Albany also qualified for NCAA Championships in men's & women's basketball.
Following the Great Danes was the University of Vermont in 138th with 115 points. Stony Brook (183rd, 78 points), UMBC (189th, 75 points), UMass Lowell (208th, 60 points), Maine (219th, 53 points) and Binghamton (222nd, 50 points) also earned spots in the final standings.
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. View the full standings here.