Six ACC Schools Among Top 20 of Final Division I LEARFIELD Cup Standings

ACC logoGREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Six ACC schools are ranked among the top 20 of the final Division I LEARFIELD College Directors’ Cup standings announced Wednesday.

Virginia led all ACC schools with a fourth-place finish, led by a third consecutive NCAA women’s swimming and diving championship and a second consecutive NCAA men’s tennis championship.

North Carolina joined the Cavaliers among the top 10 in eighth place, followed by Duke (16th), Florida State (17th), NC State (19th) and Notre Dame (20th). The ACC’s six schools among this year’s top 20 are the second-most of any conference.

Louisville (32nd place), Wake Forest (42nd), Syracuse (45th) and Miami (49th) give the ACC 10 institutions among the top 50. They are closely followed by Clemson (51st), Pitt (52nd) and Virginia Tech (55th).


The ACC led all conferences with nine NCAA team titles in 2022-23. In the league’s 70-year history, ACC institutions have captured 182 team national championships and 406 individual NCAA titles, including 29 during the most recent academic year (21 women’s, eight men’s).


“The final 2022-23 LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup standings accentuate the amazing accomplishments of our student-athletes, coaches and programs,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “Our league enjoyed unprecedented athletic success on many levels, and we look to building on that momentum as we head into the new academic year.”


This marks the 21st consecutive year that four or more ACC schools placed among the top 30 in the final LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup standings. North Carolina and Virginia have ranked among the top 30 nationally in each of the 29 years the Directors’ Cup has been conducted.

ACC teams won NCAA championships this academic year in the following sports:

Women’s Cross Country – NC State

Field Hockey – North Carolina

Men’s Soccer – Syracuse

Women’s Swimming and Diving – Virginia

Fencing – Notre Dame

Women’s Tennis – North Carolina

Men’s Tennis – Virginia

Women’s Golf – Wake Forest

Men’s Lacrosse – Notre Dame


Additionally, 16 ACC teams joined the conference’s NCAA championship squads in reaching the national finals or semifinals:


North Carolina Women’s Soccer – NCAA Finals

Florida State Women’s Soccer – NCAA Semifinals

Pitt Men’s Soccer – NCAA Semifinals

Pitt Volleyball – NCAA Semifinals

Louisville Volleyball – NCAA Finals

Miami Men’s Basketball – NCAA Semifinals

Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball – NCAA Semifinals

NC State Women’s Tennis – NCAA Finals

Boston College Women’s Lacrosse – NCAA Finals

Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse – NCAA Semifinals

Duke Men’s Lacrosse – NCAA Finals

Virginia Men’s Lacrosse – NCAA Semifinals

Georgia Tech Men’s Golf – NCAA Finals

Florida State Men’s Golf – NCAA Semifinals

North Carolina Men’s Golf – NCAA Semifinals

Florida State Softball – NCAA Finals

The ACC currently sponsors 27 NCAA sports – 14 for women and 13 for men – with women’s gymnastics set to become the 28th in 2023-24. No Autonomy Five conference sponsors more than 28 sports, and the soon-to-be 15 women’s sports will be the most of any peer conference.


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.


Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at In addition, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ldirectorscup.