The final standings for this past athletic year’s Capital One Cup were announced today, and the Florida Gators appear in the top-three in both the men’s and women’s standings. Florida’s men’s athletics programs finished in second place, while the Gator women finished in third for the 2016-17 season.
Ohio State claimed the overall cup for the men’s sports for the first time this year. The Buckeyes earned a national championship in volleyball, and finished in the top-ten in tennis and lacrosse, earning them enough points (111.0) to capture the cup and be honored at the ESPYS.
Florida finished second with 105 points in the men’s standings. The Gators sit in first place in baseball after earning their first national championship. Florida also finished tenth in men’s basketball following the Gators’ appearance in the Elite Eight, while the Gators’ men’s swimming and diving program earned a third place finish in the standings after capturing their fifth consecutive SEC championship. Florida’s men’s indoor track and field team landed in second place, while the outdoor track and field team took the first spot after winning another national championship.
Stanford won their record fourth Capital One Cup in the women’s category. The Cardinal topped the standings with 175.5 points, followed by USC with 129 points, and the Gators in third with 85 points.
Florida’s softball program finished in second place after making it to the Women’s College World Series championship series, the women’s golf team landed in a tie for fifth place in the standings after winning the SEC Championship, and gymnastics closed in third place after taking that same position in the NCAA Super Six. Florida lacrosse finished at ninth in the standings after winning their third consecutive conference title, and the Gators’ soccer team appeared tenth after winning the SEC championship. Florida’s women’s tennis team took a first place position after picking up their seventh national title, and the Gators’ women’s outdoor track and field team slotted in at fifth place in the standings.
The Florida Gators’ “Everything School” moniker remains in good shape.
The complete 2016-17 Capital One Cup standings can be found here.