Louisville Finishes in Top 10 in Final Capital One Cup Men's Standings
Louisville finished eighth on the men's side in the Capital One Cup and 38th collectively in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville athletic department capped its spring season with its baseball team making a trip to the College World Series, the softball team hosting a regional, and the track and field teams sending participants to the NCAA Championships.
On Thursday, final standings were released for the Capital One Cup and the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. Louisville finished eighth on the men's side, its highest rank in school history, and 29th on the women's side in the Capital One Cup, and the school took 38th in the Sports Directors' Cup.
Louisville posted the best finish among BIG EAST schools on the men's side in the Capital One Cup and, collectively, had the second-highest finish in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup behind Notre Dame (No. 9; 1,015.50 points).
Louisville's baseball team garnered 73 points following its postseason run, which featured winning its own regional, beating No. 2 Vanderbilt on the road in the Super Regional, and then advancing to the College World Series. Softball, which finished 19th in the USA Today/NFCA poll and served as a regional host, scored 25 points, and men's track and field accounted for 13 points, with Mattias Wolter pushing Louisville into the team standings with his sixth-place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
The Learfield standings rank institutions maintaining a broad-based program, which achieve success in men's and women's sports. The Capital One Cup ranks schools based on final standings of NCAA Championships and final official coaches' polls.