The University of Alabama slipped to 31st nationally in the 2018-2019 NACDA Directors Cup rankings of all-sports performance released on Friday. UA had finished a school-best 14th the previous year.
Alabama accumulated a total of 721.85 points in the rankings, sponsored by the National Association Of Collegiate Directors Of Athletics. Crimson Tide teams accumulating points were, in order: football (90), softball (83), women’s track and field (72), men’s swimming (72), men’s indoor track and field (70.5), women’s indoor track and field (70.5), men’s track and field (67.5), women’s gymnastics (66.75), women’s swimming (36), women’s golf (35), women’s tennis (25), men’s tennis (25) and men’s golf (8.6). UA failed to score in its other NCAA sports of baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and women’s rowing.
Stanford won the overall title with 1567.75 points. The Cardinal scored in 18 of 19 possible sports, led by six national championships, four on the women’s side (volleyball, swimming, tennis, water polo) and two men’s titles (gymnastics, golf).
Florida was No. 3 nationally and posted the best score in the SEC with 1157.75 points. The rest of the league rankings, in order, were LSU (11th nationally), Kentucky (14th), Texas A&M (15th), Georgia (21st), South Carolina (22nd), Arkansas (23rd), Tennessee (25th), Alabama (31st), Auburn (37th), Mississippi State (44th), Vanderbilt (45th), Missouri (51st) and Mississippi (56th).
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