BYU Sports: Cougars five-year Learfield Cup Ranking among Power Five Programs

BYU’s athletic department has experienced tremendous success in recent years, and the results have shown in the Learfield Directors Cup Rankings where the Cougars rank with the nation’s elite.

The Learfield Directors Cup is a program that honors institutions maintaining a broad-based program, achieving success in many sports, both men’s and women’s. Began in 1993-94 for Division I by NACDA and USA Today, it was expanded in 1995-96 to include Division II, III and the NAIA.

Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde compiled a five-year average in the Learfield Cup Rankings for all 65 of the Power Five programs and ranked them.  If BYU was added to the mix, where would they rank?

BYU’s last five finishes in the Learfield Cup:

2016-17: 31st

2015-16: 30th

2014-15: 48th

2013-14: 42nd

2012-13: 43rd

Five-year average 38.8

That 38.8 five-year average ranking would place BYU at 35th among Power Five schools. Above the likes of Tennessee, Clemson, TCU, and rival Utah.

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