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Carolina finished ninth in the Directors’ Cup, the all-sport competition sponsored by the National Association of College Directors of Athletics and formerly known as the Sears Cup. The annual ranking measures how Division I programs perform in NCAA postseason competition. This is the fourth year in a row and 10th time in the 12-year history of the Directors’ Cup the Tar Heels have placed in the top 10 nationally.
Carolina accumulated 940.5 points, beating the University of Southern California for ninth place by 38.25 points. After Carolina won the first competition in 1994, Stanford has won the other 11. Stanford was followed this year by Texas, UCLA, Michigan, Duke, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
This was only the second time in 11 years that Carolina was second among ACC schools. Virginia (13th) joined the Blue Devils and Tar Heels as the only ACC schools among the top 25 finishers.
Carolina’s previous Directors’ Cup finishes were: first in 1994, second in 1995, sixth in 1996, second in 1997, tied for second in 1998, tied for 17th in 1999, fifth in 2000, 15th in 2001, fourth in 2002, eighth in 2003 and seventh in 2004.