With three teams finishing in the Top 5 of their respective NCAA Championships, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Athletics department jumped to No. 46 in the latest Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings.
UH Mānoa moved up 49 places by accumulating 205 points in the spring season’s first three sports. Hawaiʻi was runner-up in men’s volleyball (90 points), top four in beach volleyball (55 points), and quarterfinalist in women’s water polo (60 points) to tie with USC for the most points during that span.
With its 46th place ranking, UH Mānoa is tops in the Big West Conference and has the fourth-highest point total among non-Power 5 conferences trailing only BYU (West Coast Conference, 19th), Princeton (20th, Ivy League) and Denver (41st, Summit League).
The department’s highest all-time Directors’ Cup ranking is No. 53 set in 2007–08, the same year UH collected its highest-ever point total (385).