While everyone here at Bleacher Report was hopefully having a safe, BBQ filled Memorial Day weekend, the Florida Gators were hard at work.
This isn't a Gator football pre–season update, or even a Fulmer Cupdate. This is the coveted NACDA Directors' Cup, also known as that thing you've never heard of, but will soon grow to hate because it totally diminishes God's sport—college football.
Basically, the NACDA tallies up a school's final results in every sport, equalizes them, and hands out points based on final standings in each sport. The school with the most points wins the championship.
Stanford has won in 15 of the 16 Directors' Cups, placing second in the '93–'94 inaugural standings. Florida has been no slouch, placing in the top-5 nine times, but is seeking its first victory.
The Gators had a strong fall with top ten finishes in volleyball (9), football (3), and women's cross country (7).
They followed that up with an even stronger winter, including two national championships (men's indoor track and women's swimming/diving), and three top 5 finishes (gymnastics, women's indoor track, and men's swimming/diving).
The Directors' Cup winds down with the spring sports. The Gators have upcoming championship opportunities in baseball, softball, men's golf, and outdoor track and field. They also finished second in women's tennis, and made it to the Sweet 16 in men's tennis.
Stanford held a 200+ point advantage over UF after the winter sports results were tallied, but with almost all Florida spring sports reaching the post–season the Gators could bring the Cup to Gainesville for the first time.
It's great to be a Florida Gator indeed.
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