MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup Rankings

MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup Rankings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program, achieving success in many sports, both men’s and women’s, at NCAA Championship events. At the Division III level, the following sports are factored into the calculation of the rankings: baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, women’s rowing, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, women’s volleyball, women’s water polo, and wrestling.

Below is a breakdown of how MIT’s qualifying teams performed in their respective NCAA Championship events.





  Women's Cross Country
Fifth Place
Men's Swimming and Diving
Eighth Place
Women's Outdoor Track and Field
Third Place

Field Hockey
Second Round
(Sweet 16)

Women's Indoor Track and Field
10th Place
Men's Outdoor Track and Field
Fourth Place
  Women's Soccer
First Round
Women's Swimming and Diving
14th Place
Men's Tennis
Third Round
(Regional Final)
    Men's Indoor Track and Field
17th Place
    Men's Basketball
First Round
Ranking 21st Place
(177 schools)
Ninth Place
(273 schools)
Final: 11th Place
(311 schools)

- Complete Division III rankings

- Additional information about the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup