Following the conclusion of the fall athletic season, Liberty is currently ranked No. 39 in the country in the Learfield College Directors’ Cup standings, a ranking of the top collegiate athletic departments in the country.
The Flames received points from two different teams that participated in the fall, Field Hockey and Football. Liberty’s field hockey team won the Big East championship for a second straight year and once again advanced to the NCAA Tournament, falling in the first round. This finish was good for 53 points. The football team received 25 points after winning eight games during 2022 and advancing to the Boca Raton Bowl.
Being ranked at No. 78, Liberty is the highest ranked ASUN team. The Flames check in ahead of No. 83 Lipscomb, No. 118 FGCU, and No. 151 Eastern Kentucky.
As for the future Conference USA, Liberty would be the second highest ranked team, only trailing No. 66 Western Kentucky. Other future CUSA members to be ranked include No. 96 New Mexico State, No. 103 FIU, and No. 136 Middle Tennessee.
North Carolina is the national leader following the fall sports. They are followed in the standings by Stanford, BYU, Ohio State, Syracuse, Penn State, Pitt, Texas, Virginia, and Alabama.
Over the past two years, Liberty has finished with program best ever finishes in the final College Directors’ Cup Standings. Following the 2020-21 athletic year, the Flames finished at No. 72 and last year Liberty finished No. 74 following the 2021-22 season.