As we slowly come down from that high of winning college basketball’s top prize, let’s take a second to look at the Capital One Cup standings, where Kentucky is the second-ranked athletics program behind North Carolina. The Tar Heels sit at the top of the scoreboard with 75 points, just nine ahead of Kentucky’s 66.
For those who aren’t familiar with the Capital One Cup, it is the award given every year to the best college athletics program in the country. UK finished 22nd last year with exactly half the amount of points it has accumulated this 2011-2012 sports year. With Kentucky tennis ranked in the top ten and baseball ranked second nationally, the Wildcats could hurdle UNC and claim the cup if those two teams can make a run in their postseason tournaments.
Capital One Cup points are awarded based on top ten finishes in NCAA Championships and final coaches’ polls. The cup is winner is introduced at the ESPYs in July.