Wake Forest Men Finish No. 11 in Capital Cup Standings
July 17, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@DemonDeacons)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest finished the 2016-17 competitive season ranked No. 11 in the final Capital One Cup men’s standings with 48 points. In total, 99 schools earned points in the final standings.

The Capital One Cup is an NCAA athletics award that honors the top men’s and women’s college athletics program in the country. Each year, programs earn points based on its teams’ top-10 finishes in NCAA Division I championships and in final official coaches’ polls across 21 women’s and 20 men’s sports as they compete to win the Capital One Cup trophy. Ohio State University claimed the men’s 2016-17 Capital One Cup while Stanford claimed the women’s title.

Men’s soccer contributed 36 points towards Wake Forest's 48 total points while tennis and baseball added six each.

The men’s soccer team was the national runner-up after making just its second-ever appearance in the national championship. It was also the program’s fifth-ever trip to the College Cup and first since 2009. The men’s tennis program advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history while baseball made its first Super Regional appearance since 1999.

In 2016-17, Wake Forest was one of only three schools in the nation to win a FBS bowl game, participate in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships and play in a baseball Super Regional.