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Kansas women 8th in Cup

June 15, 2013

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Kansas University’s women’s athletics moved up 10 spots to a tie for No. 8 in the Capital One Cup standings, which track the athletic fortunes of all Div. I colleges.

Points toward the Capital One Cup are earned and tracked throughout the year based on final standings of NCAA championships and final official coaches’ polls.

On the men’s side, Kansas was just 60th of 98 teams.

Kansas’ women’s sports tied USC for eighth with 72 points scored among the 90 schools which received points during the 2012-13 academic year. North Carolina was the overall 2012-13 champion with 140 points.

Among Big 12 schools, Texas finished fourth with 92 points followed by Oklahoma (seventh, 74 points), Kansas, Baylor (tied for 30th, 24 points), TCU and West Virginia (tied for 44th, 10 points) and Iowa State (tied for 76th, two points). The Big 12 was the only conference to have three schools in the top 10 of the final 2012-13 Capital One Cup standings.

Breakdowns of Kansas’ points include NCAA postseason play and final rankings in volleyball, women’s basketball, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field.

In 2012, KU’s volleyball team went 26-7, its highest-ever winning percentage, had its top placing in the Big 12 Conference at third with a 12-4 league record and went 1-1 in the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks ended the year ranked No. 25 in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll.

KU’s women’s basketball team participated in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season and advanced to the Sweet 16 both times. The Jayhawks were 20-14 in 2012-13, and their run in the NCAA Tournament gave them a No. 25 final ranking in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll for the season.

KU’s women’s track & field team won the 2013 NCAA Outdoor and finished runner-up at the NCAA Indoor.

Texas A&M led the men’s standings with 88 points. KU tied Appalachian State for 60th with 9.

On the men’s side, Oklahoma State (21st, 35 points) led the Big 12 schools and was followed by Texas (28th, 29), Oklahoma (44th, 15), West Virginia (55th, 10) and Texas Tech (66th, 6).

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