All Sports Rankings (cont.)
Posted: Friday May 18, 2007 11:05AM; Updated: Tuesday May 22, 2007 2:14PM
6) Florida (178) -- Most will probably say Florida deserves the No. 1 spot, and in some ways the Gators do. But aside from basketball, football, women's gymnastics and women's tennis, the Gators weren't so dominant this year. That said, a repeat in basketball and a national title in football in its centennial year isn't half bad. Although it may not appear like it, '07-'08 is a crucial year for Florida basketball. How will Billy Donovan respond to losing all five starters? Well, he's already got one replacement -- point guard Jai Lucas of Bellaire High in Houston. That's the alma mater of Emeka Okafor.
7) Notre Dame (165) -- The Fighting Irish had one of its best "All-Sports" years in a long time. Notre Dame was in the top 25 in men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis, men's basketball, hockey and football.
7) Wisconsin (165) -- It was the year of the Badger, at least for the women's hockey team. Wisconsin was king of the ice, almost took home a men's cross country title and disappointed in the men's NCAA tourney. Wisconsin also finished in the Top 25 in football and women's cross country.
9) Texas (157) -- Ever since Brandon Mouton was the 'Hornes' age-old veteran, Texas has been an "en vogue" NCAA tournament team, and this year was nothing different. But the Longhorns flamed out in the second round. Still, Top 25 teams in baseball, women's volleyball, football and men's cross-country got them into the top 10.
10) Duke (146) It was an interesting year for the Blue Devils. The lacrosse players were exonerated, Coach K's squad was exposed and the women's basketball team again proved to be the best in Cameron. Other than that, Duke lost the Carlyle Cup, the university's annual all-sports competition against UNC.
11) Virginia (144)