If you've never heard of the Directors' Cup, it's a way to determine the top college athletic programs across most all sports.
School are awarded points based on how predetermined number of sports teams perform. The cup is divided into three sessions: fall, winter and spring.
In the final fall standings for 2011-12, MSU came in at No. 25.
Stanford always wins the thing because they have so many sports, therefore they have a lot more opportunities to pick up points.
MSU's points came from women's cross county, football and women's volleyball. MSU finished sixth among Big Ten teams, behind Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Illinois.