Depending on the sports you followed closest, the 2018-19 season was either a pretty good one or a pretty bad one for the Arizona Wildcats. Which makes perfect sense when considering where Arizona finished in the latest Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings.
Arizona placed 41st overall among Division I athletic programs, which is a 10-spot improvement from the 2017-18 season. That No. 51 finish was the school’s worst in the 26-year history of the Directors’ Cup, however.
The Directors’ Cup is calculated by averaging out a school’s finish in up to 19 different sports, four of which must be baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball.
Arizona’s total score was 572.5, just behind Maryland and ahead of TCU. It earned 280 points in the spring, which was 30th in Division, buoyed by the women’s golf team’s third-place finish at the NCAA championships and softball’s appearance in the Women’s College World Series.
Stanford won the Directors’ Cup with 1567.75 points, claiming the crystal trophy for the 25th time in 26 years. The Cardinal won six national titles (four women’s, two men’s).
Arizona ranked eighth among Pac-12 teams, one spot better than in 2018-19.
ASU finished 19th nationally.