Directors’ Cup

Tennessee took another step in the right direction as a complete athletic department, showing major improvement in the annual Director's Cup standings.

Tennessee finished inside the top 40 of the 2017-18 Directors' Cup, improving on their standing from last year. But they're still at the bottom of the SEC.

According to data compiled by Yahoo Sports, Tennessee athletics have performed poorly as a whole over the last half decade.

There's been plenty of discussion about the state of UT athletics over the past few months, and one ranking that came out on Thursday paints a pretty grim picture for what's happened so far this academic calendar year.