Texas had the best year of athletics in the nation for 2020-21, here is where each team finished

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Under athletic director Chris Del Conte, Texas’ athletics department as a whole has seen exuberating success. As of recently, they’ve shown why Texas is one of the top institutions both athletically and academically.

In 2018-19, the Longhorns finished fourth in the Learfield IMG College Director’s Cup standings, which is a competition that is based off how all collegiate sports teams finish their season.

That was their highest finish in the national all-sports rankings since 2005-06, but Del Conte and the program have hit a new high. For the first time ever, the Longhorns have won the Director’s Cup. In doing so, they have also become the first school outside of Stanford to win it since 1994.

How dominant was Texas sports throughout the 2020-21 season? The Longhorns recorded three NCAA Championships, the most by Texas since the 1989-90 season. On top of that, they took home 13 Big 12 conference titles.

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If you were to add in Texas’ football program from the 2020 season to the list above, who although underwhelmed from an expectations standpoint, it’d be another top 25 finish at No. 19 overall.

With the baseball season ending just days ago, we now know where each respective Texas program finished amongst their peers for the 2020-21 season. Let’s take a look at where each program finished the season and played a large part in Texas winning the Director’s Cup.

Men's Swimming and Diving: National Champions

https://twitter.com/TexasMSD/status/1375978693873467392?s=20

Women's Tennis: National Champions

https://twitter.com/TexasWTN/status/1396634579071643651?s=20

Women's Rowing: National Champions

https://twitter.com/TexasRowing/status/1399044615601274880?s=20

Women's Volleyball: No. 2 in the nation

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Women's Swimming and Diving: No. 3 in the nation

https://twitter.com/TexasWSD/status/1373440409767137282?s=20

Men's Tennis: No. 3 in the nation

https://twitter.com/TexasMTN/status/1397611859835035650?s=20

Baseball: Tied for No. 3 in the nation

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Women's Basketball: Tied for No. 5 in the nation

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Women's Golf: Tied for No. 5 in the nation

https://twitter.com/TexasWGolf/status/1397292380148146179?s=20

Men's Outdoor Track and Field: Tied for No. 6 in the nation

https://twitter.com/TexasTFXC/status/1409659705513766912?s=20

Women's Outdoor Track and Field: Tied for No. 7 in the nation

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Women's Indoor Track and Field: No. 8 in the nation

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Softball: Tied for No. 9 in the nation

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Men's Indoor Track and Field: No. 14 in the nation

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Men's Golf: Tied for No. 25 in the nation

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