Here’s further evidence that the SEC has established itself as a perennially dominant conference across all sports. The SEC finished with a conference-best eight schools in the top 25 of the 2016-17 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings.
The Directors’ Cup determines athletic success by granting points for each NCAA sport. The national champion gets 100 points for its athletic program. A team can use up to 20 total scores, with as many as 10 coming from men’s sports and as many as 10 coming from women’s teams.
Amongst the national titles that SEC teams captured during the span occurred in women’s basketball (South Carolina) and baseball (Florida).
The Pac-12 had the second-most top-25 teams at six (No. 1 Stanford, No. 4 Southern California, No. 9 Oregon, No. 11 UCLA, No. 14 California, No. 22 Washington).
The Big Ten and ACC each had four schools in the top 25. The Big 12 finished with three top-25 schools.
Here’s the results for the rest of the SEC: Auburn (No. 28), Missouri (No. 33), Ole Miss (No. 39), Tennessee (No. 46), Mississippi State (No. 49), Vanderbilt (No. 64).
The complete list can be found here.