For a brief, shining moment, Syracuse Athletics was the No. 1 athletics program in the nation. Alas, we flew too close to the sun. Still, the fact that Syracuse finished 11th overall in the 2014-15 NACDA Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Fall standings is still mighty impressive.
The teams that helped earn Syracuse so many points include field hockey (Final Four, NCAA Runner-Up), men's soccer (NCAA Tourney), men's cross-country (ACC champs, 5th in NCAAs) and women's cross country (NCAA Top 25). Believe it or not, football did not accrue any points this season...
Looking over the full standings, Stanford was your Fall champ (of course) while North Carolina (3rd) was the best ACC school. Florida State (6th), Virginia (9th) and Notre Dame (17th) round out the conference appearances in the Top 20. Rutgers finished 66th overall, which isn't very good.
Happy belated Christmas, DOC Gross.