Director's Cup update

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    Just doing the math, the Gators have all but sewn up a top 10 spot even if they didn't earn another point this year.

    At the last update UF had 727 points. They are guaranteed the following:

    W Lax - 70 points.
    Women's Golf - 47 points (assumes a last place finish at nationals)
    Women's softball −50 points (64 if we win on Sunday and 73 if we win the SR)
    Men's baseball - 25 points (assumes a bid and no wins -getting to the final of our regional would be 50, winning the regional 64 and making the WS 73)
    Men's Tennis - 64 points.
    Women's tennis - 83 points (if they win semis they go to 90 and 100 for a NC).
    Women's Track - TBD (Finished 3rd at indoors which was 85 points)
    Men's track -TBD -(Finished 3rd at indoors which was 85 points)

    So without track and without another win in any sport, what we currently have puts us at 1066 - if we had to drop CC for the women we would be at 1038, only once in recent history has the 10th place team finished with more than that, (Oklahoma with 1064 a couple of years ago), the most in any other year has been 1015 for 10th place and some years it's below 1000. And then add in that we were third going into spring so 8 teams would have to outscore us, and it seems pretty much locked up.

    As far as winning it, Stanford is at 1151 - so even with the 10 sport rule and some drops/only incremental gains for them in the spring, seems unlikely we can catch them.
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    Have to think football would have helped us out tremendously with a more typical Florida-type season instead of what we had.
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    Not bad if we finish in the top ten with zero for football.
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    And men's golf. The 0's in men's sports are a killer for us since (unlike Stanford, etc) we have fewer than 10 sports on that side.

    Still an impressive year overall, as always.
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    Thanks Ora!!! Great synopsis!

    One of these years very soon--Stanford will lose :)
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    Looks to me like UF will likely finish #2. Softball, baseball and track remain. UF is 25 points out of 2nd place and I don't see Duke nor Penn St., the 2 schools ahead of UF, in the final 8 in softball. That should be a huge points pick up. Then baseball and track. Track could win both men's/women's championships and if baseball gets out of the regionals....
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    Softball alone gives us the points to pass both of them. Neither made the finals in M-Golf, which is still to be scored, nor did they make the field of 64 in baseball or softball.

    We are also 200+ points clear of f$u and I don't see them being able to beat us by 200 in the remaining sports!
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    Definitely not now that their baseball and softball teams are out.
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    We are currently in 4th place at just under a 1000 points; baseball, softball and M&W track to go. We look destined for a 2nd place finish. Duke rolled ahead of us (temporarily)on Men's lacrosse.
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    That will be the last sport in which they score major points this year. They will get no baseball or softball points. I seriously doubt they will get that many points in track.

    On the other hand the Gators will get points in baseball and a few points in softball lol.

    In in track we should score major points on both sides. The men prior to last weekend were formed to win and the women to finish fourth. Based on what little I have read the men should still be formed to win and quite possibly the women will move up a couple of spots when the new forms are out. Of course if the meet were run by forms we would be the three time defending rather than two time defending national champs lol
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    My point exactly.
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    Stanford fields something like 550 athletic teams, some of which compete against only about 3 other schools, so, they are assured of a 4rd place finish nationally.

    Scores should be adjusted downwards by the number of teams a school fields over the median number among all schools, if this were to be anything even approaching a "just" accounting.

    Nonetheless, despite the disadvantage of fielding fewer teams, the Gators have consistently scored near the top since Foley became athletic director.
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    With all the sports teams Stanford has, how much admission do they offer to non-athlete students? For such a prestigious school, that's a whole lot of student spots taken just by athletes.

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