Tennessee athletics teams had a strong showing in their respective sports during the 2018-19 season.

From Tennessee baseball’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in more than a decade, to the Women’s soccer team reaching their first Final Four in program history, the Vols and Lady Vols programs had strong performances this past season.

Because of that, Tennessee landed in the Top 25 of the annual Learfield IMG Director’s Cup, coming in at No. 25.

Tennessee made a drastic improvement from a No. 46 ranking in the 2016-17 rankings to their current spot, making them one of only four programs to improve their ranking by more than 20 spots in the last two years.

The Vols and Lady Vols programs were one of only three schools (Florida State and Louisville) to have a team compete in the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament, the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament, the NCAA Baseball Tournament and the NCAA Softball Tournament.

Among the SEC, Tennessee finished at No. 8, with Florida (3), LSU (11), Texas A&M (15), Georgia (21) and Arkansas (23) also making the Top 25 standings.

Below is how Tennessee athletic programs scored:


Women’s Soccer - 73 points

(Finished in Final Four of NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament)

Women’s Volleyball - 50 points

(Finished No. 2 in the SEC, Second Round of NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament)

Men’s Cross Country - 27 points

(Finished No. 4 in SEC and No. 3 in NCAA South Region Championships)


Women’s Swimming & Diving - 70.5 points

(Finished No. 8 at NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships)

Men’s Swimming & Diving - 65.3 points

(Finished No. 11 at NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships)

Men’s Basketball - 64 points

(Finished in Sweet Sixteen of NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament)

Women’s Indoor Track & Field - 50.5 points

(Top 8 finish at NCAA Championships)

Men’s Indoor Track & Field - 37.5 points

(Finished No. 35 at NCAA Championships)

Women’s Basketball - 25 points

(Finished in Second Round of NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament)


Softball - 64 points

(Finished in Super Regionals of NCAA Softball Tournament)

Men’s Tennis - 64 points

(Finished in Sweet Sixteen of NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament)

Baseball - 50 points

(Finished as runner-up of Chapel Hill Regional of NCAA Baseball Tournament)

Women’s Golf - 50 points

(Finished No. 6 in NCAA Regionals)

Women’s Tennis - 50 points

(Finished in NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament)

Men’s Golf - 40.5 points

(Finished in NCAA Regionals)

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field - 11.5 points

(Three All-America citations at NCAA Outdoor Championships)

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field - 5 points

(Placed eight on All-American team at NCAA Outdoor Championships)

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