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Louisville tops Big East in Directors' Cup standings

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Louisville won just one Big East football game this year, but success in other sports helped the Cardinals finish as the top league team in the final Directors' Cup standings.

The Directors' Cup is an accumulation of points from teams throughout a schools' athletic department. Schools can gain points from 20 total varsity teams, with 10 being men's sports and 10 women's.

Bolstered by a Big East championship in men's basketball and an NCAA title-game appearance in women's basketball, Louisville finished 32nd overall, 18 spots ahead of the nearest Big East competitor, West Virginia.

Despite winning the Big East football crown, Cincinnati had the lowest score among league teams, ranking 129th nationally.

Here are the final standings for each Big East team:

32. Louisville

50. West Virginia

52. Connecticut

63. Syracuse

92. Rutgers

93. Pittsburgh

116. South Florida

129. Cincinnati