McLean, Va. (June 27, 2012) - On the strength of its men's soccer team's trip to the NCAA National Championship game, the Charlotte 49ers men's athletic program ranked 23rd in the final Capital One Cup standings, released by Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), an official NCAA® Corporate Champion, today.

Charlotte accumulated 36 points, thanks to its final rank of #2 in the NSCAA Men's Division I Soccer Coaches poll.  In the final Capital One Cup standings, the 49ers were the top-ranked team in the Atlantic 10 Conference and the third-ranked team in the Carolinas, behind #5 North Carolina and #17 South Carolina.

Schools earn points based on their teams' top-10 finishes in NCAA Division I championships and in final official coaches' polls across 19 men's and 20 women's sports.

Florida's men's program won the Capital One Cup for the second straight year while Stanford claimed the women's title.


Men's Standings (Top 30):

1. Florida 104
2. Arizona 90
3. UCLA 82
4. LSU 78
5. North Carolina 75
6. Alabama 72
7. Kentucky 70
8. Arkansas 69
9. Ohio State 60.5
10. Loyola-Maryland 60
10. North Dakota State 60
12. USC 56
13. Stanford 54.5
14. Florida State 53
15. Cal 48
16. Oklahoma State 47
17. South Carolina 45
18. Oregon 43
19. Maryland 42
19. Texas 42
21. Louisville 38
22. Penn State 37
23. Charlotte 36
23. Kansas 36
23. Sam Houston State 36
26. Notre Dame 35
27. Texas A&M 33
28. Georgia Southern 30
28. Virginia 30
30. Duke 28

About Capital One      

Capital One Financial Corporation ( is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., and ING Bank, fsb, had $216.5 billion in deposits and $294.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of March 31, 2012. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One and ING Direct offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN's Capital One Bowl Week. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot team, Capital One Academic All-America Program, and supports all 89 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.

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