Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Deandre Baker (18) and wide receiver Terry Godwin (5) celebrate after Georgia won the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl on Monday, January 1, 2018, in Pasadena. Georgia won 54-48. BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM
Photo: Bob Andres/
Photo: Bob Andres/

Where Georgia, Georgia Tech finished in directors’ cup standings

The Georgia athletic department finished eighth in the 2017-18 Directors’ Cup standings, an annual all-sports ranking of the NCAA’s top athletic departments that was released Saturday.

This year marks the 21st consecutive time that UGA athletics ranked in the top 20. Georgia is one of six schools to record that achievement. UGA finished second among the 14 SEC schools. 

Georgia Tech finished 121st of the 292 schools ranked and 15th among the 15 ACC schools.

Stanford finished atop the standings for the 24th consecutive time.

The rest of the top 10 consists of UCLA (2), Florida (3), USC (4), Texas (5), Michigan (6), Ohio State (7), Florida State (9) and Texas A&M (10).

Here’s how the rest of the ACC and the SEC fared:


Duke (11), North Carolina (13), N.C. State (15), Virginia (21), Notre Dame (22), Virginia Tech (28), Louisville (30), Syracuse (46), Wake Forest (48), Clemson (52), Miami (63), Boston College (95) and Pittsburgh (111).


Alabama (14), Arkansas (16), Kentucky (17), Auburn (18), South Carolina (26), LSU (27), Missouri (33), Tennessee (35), Ole Miss (38), Mississippi State (42) and Vanderbilt (55).

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.