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Florida Athletics finish fifth in 2021-22 Directors’ Cup standings

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The University of Florida athletics program finished fifth in the 2021-22 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, it was announced Tuesday. Florida’s fifth-place finish marks the program’s 13th consecutive top-five finish in the national all-sports rankings.

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The Gators have won a trio of NCAA titles, in addition to 11 top-10 finishes.

“What a season for the Gators! Three NCAA team titles by Gators athletics led 11 top-10 finishes for the Florida program. Finishing fifth in the Directors Cup requires a lot of Gator teams to perform well at nationals,” said UF athletic director Scott Stricklin. “It’s not easy and we salute the effort and preparation of our student-athletes and our coaches. We’ve certainly enjoyed cheering on their performances throughout this season.

Florida is the only NCAA Division I athletics program to finish in the top 10 in each of the past 38 years, and the Gators are one of only two programs to win a national championship. in each of the previous 13 full seasons.

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