Providence College Ranks 77th In Learfield Directors' Cup Standings
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College is ranked 77th in the most recent Learfield Directors’ Cup standings with 170 points, as of April 21. The Friars are ranked second among NCAA Division I non-FBS/FCS institutions (non-football playing schools), and also rank second among BIG EAST Conference members. To date, Providence College has earned points in women’s cross country, women’s indoor track, men’s basketball and men’s ice hockey.
The Friars rank second among NCAA Division I non-FBS/FCS institutions behind Denver, who is tied for 42nd place overall in the standings, with 305 points. Providence also ranks second among BIG EAST Conference full-time membership. Villanova leads the league in a tie for 42nd place (305 points). Butler (139 points) and Georgetown (136.50 points) are the only other BIG EAST schools inside the top-100 of the standings in 91st and 93rd place, respectively.
Providence’s women’s cross country team earned it’s 58.50 points by virtue of its 16th place team finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Nov. 18 in Louisville, Ky. During the women’s indoor track season, junior Millie Paladino (Morgantown, W. Va.) qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships and advanced to the final, where she placed sixth overall in a time of 4:34.93 and earned First-Team All-America honors. For her efforts, Providence College earned 26.50 points in the standings for the Learfield Directors’ Cup.
The men’s basketball program posted a 21-14 overall record advanced to the NCAA Tournament for a program-record fifth-consecutive season. Providence entered tournament play as a No. 10 seed and fell to No. 7 seed Texas A&M, 73-69. The Friars earned 25 points for their First-Round appearance.
The Providence College men’s ice hockey program also made its fifth-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and earned the College 60 points in the Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings. The Friars’ five-straight NCAA appearances is the second-longest active streak in the nation. Providence earned the No. 7 seed in the Tournament overall and defeated 10th-seeded Clarkson, 1-0, in the opening game of the East Regional on March 23. The Friars fell to No. 2 seed and eventual NCAA runner-up Notre Dame, 2-1, in the East Regional Final on March 24.
Last year, Providence finished 79th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup final standings. It marked the 13th time that the Friars finished inside the top-100, since the program began in 1993-94.
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