On Thursday, the National Associated of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced the final fall standings for the Director's Cup. Boston College finished 36th overall this fall, which is down slightly from previous fall Director's Cup finishes following the fall campaign:
The Eagles received points for women's cross country (28 points), field hockey (25), football (25) and women's soccer (73) for a total of 151 points. Unfortunately, as far as it goes for Boston College in the Director's Cup, it's all downhill from here. The fall is easily the Eagles' best of the three seasons. With the recent struggles of men's and women's basketball, baseball and softball programs, combined with non-competitive golf, tennis and outdoor track & field programs, points will be at a premium the rest of the way.
BC may score big with strong finishes from both the men's and women's hockey programs, but other than that, hard to imagine BC finishing higher than where they currently stand with two-thirds of the Director's Cup to go.
From the ACC, Florida State currently leads the way in third place. North Carolina and Virginia are right behind the Noles at 4 and 5, while Duke (8) and Notre Dame (9) also placed in the top 10 after the fall. Maryland checks in at no. 21. Syracuse and Wake Forest at 26 and 27, respectively, followed by Virginia Tech (33), Louisville (34) and Boston College (36). Clemson (64), N.C. State (86), Miami (113), Pittsburgh (133) and Georgia Tech (148) round out the ranks of the ACC.
Boston College ranks 11th among private schools in the fall standings, behind Stanford, Notre Dame, Duke, BYU, USC, Georgetown, Providence, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Princeton.
The 36th place finish seems decent until you realize that Boston College ranks 10th in the ACC. That's slightly disappointing, even if the ACC is arguably the SEC football of the Director's Cup.