Liberty Athletics continues to see its national brand lifted across all sports, as the Flames have finished at No. 118 in the final 2023-24 Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings.

This mark ranks just behind where the Flames have finished in recent seasons. The Flames finished at No. 98 in last year’s ranking. Liberty’s best ever finish came following the 2020-21 season at No. 72. Following the 2021-22 season,, the Flames finished at No. 74. Prior to these finishes, Liberty’s previous best Directors’ Cup ranking was No. 82 following the 2001-02 athletics season and No. 96 following the 2011-12 athletics campaign.

Texas led the rankings and the Longhorns were followed by Stanford, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Michigan, Alabama, and UCLA rounded out the top 10. Harvard was the highest ranked non-Power Five program with a final ranking of No. 29.

Liberty received points in this year’s Directors’ Cup rankings thanks to national championship finishes or bowl game appearances by field hockey, football, women’s soccer, men’s golf, and softball.

Liberty is the highest ranked team Conference USA. The Flames were followed by Jacksonville State at No. 123, Western Kentucky at No. 139, Sam Houston at No. 148, Middle Tennessee at No. 156, Louisiana Tech at No. 164, FIU at No. 182, and New Mexico State at No. 262. Future league members Delaware finished at No. 175, Missouri State finished No. 217, and Kennesaw State finished at No. 304.

Virginia FBS programs were led by Virginia’s No. 5 ranking and followed by Virginia Tech at No. 50, James Madison at No. 77, Old Dominion at No. 108, and Liberty at No. 118.