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UK is 2nd in the Capital One Cup standings

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.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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19 Comments for UK is 2nd in the Capital One Cup standings



  1. Just Saying
    1:05 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Does this take into account the points that UNC will earn in Lacrosse in both Men’s and Women’s?



  2. UpperSectionStudent
    1:05 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Well, let’s hope the barbarians over at Capital One don’t take into account football.



  3. leave it to me
    1:17 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    The Capitol One leaves out a lot of NCAA sports. The Directors Cup actually takes into account all NCAA sports.



  4. Bob
    1:19 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Ogre!



  5. DH
    1:20 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    2. I think they counted last year’s football team. This year’s would be the 2012-2013 season.



  6. Smiley Pete
    1:26 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Does it consider UNC cheating at football and the sanctions they received?
    5. It says 2011-2012 on the top and we’ll be hurt by football from last year (probably next year too)



  7. Jokerisajoke
    1:26 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Good thing. If they take into account this upcoming season we’d lose more ground.



  8. Micah
    1:30 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    It’s none of your business what’s in my wallet Capitol 1 !!!!



  9. DH
    1:31 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    6. Right, but I would think 2011-2012 has already been accounted for in our score for this year so football won’t hurt anymore than it already has for this year’s score.



  10. BlueFins
    1:33 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    NEEEERRRRRRDDDDDDSSSS!!!!



  11. DH
    1:35 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    10. Thanks for joining…
    According to Capital One’s website the only sports left for the 2011-2012 season are:
    volleyball
    tennis
    lacrosse
    golf
    track and field
    baseball



  12. Carl
    1:46 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Go baseball and tennis CATS !! Is that a picture of Ol’ Roy from the off-season?



  13. Bob Day
    2:01 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    Someone please explain the following article sentence to me, “The cup is winner is introduced at the ESPYs in July.”



  14. genius
    2:13 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    13 if you can’t figure out what he means then you’re not worth the time it takes to explain it



  15. Fred
    2:13 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    FYI – the Capital One cup split out the points competition into men’s sports and women’s sports, but there has been a combined award since 1993 called the Director’s Cup. They had to split it out because one school always won the combined competition… Stanford… yes, Stanford.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NACDA_Directors'_Cup



  16. REAL BLY
    2:27 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    REVENGE OF THE NERDS PART 26: THE RETURN OF OGRE!!!

    That’s Ogre you a$$hole!!!!



  17. Sadat-X
    3:09 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    SEC golf is lead by Alabama. Their best player? A freshman from Goshen, KY who was a St X grad.

    Need to get Cal on the golf recruiting tour.



  18. Gilly the Kidd
    3:18 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    That’s not Ogre you fools. That’s Jackson from Bloodsport. 🙂



  19. The Realist
    9:56 pm April 23, 2012 Permalink

    We are just ahead of North Dakota State. Something aint right.