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Top BCS Academic schools?



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Kind of an interesting read, not to mention an interesting way to come up with their rankings.
IF you want to ascribe to their rankings, it would kind of put a dent into some of the so-called academic teams, and how they play at a disadvantage. (Ga. Tech, UCLA, USCw, Duke, etc.)

More of an off-season thread, but I found it interesting and thought you might, too. These are based on 2012...







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Chris_topher
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The better question here is who the frick is the New American Foundation and what is their agenda?
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the New America Foundation bases its rankings on several factors: how a football team’s graduation rate compares to that of the school’s overall male student body, how a team’s black-white graduation gap compares to the male black-white graduation gap in the general student population, and the spread between a football team’s black graduation rate and the school’s overall graduation rate for black men. “Our formula is the only one out there that puts these statistics into context,” says Alex Holt, an education researcher at the New America Foundation.






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The better question here is who the frick is the New American Foundation and what is their agenda?


Got no earthly idea. When you come up with some info clue us in.






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Got no earthly idea. When you come up with some info clue us in.

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DawgsLife
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Ummm...all your link did was show the stats they based it on....did I miss something?

I DID think it interesting the data they used to come up with their rankings.






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Chris_topher
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I find it interesting also.





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Here is another link to their site. It looks like they are some kind of policy group. I figured they might be political, which MIGHT be their main focus...but they obviously dabble in sports a bit, too.

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The final paragraph gets me

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But no matter how you slice the numbers, as we go into bowl-game season, the study reminds us of the shortcomings of college sports. For 19 of the top 25 football teams — or 76% — their federal graduation rates are lower than those of the overall student population. On 22 of the top 25 college football teams — or 88% — more than 30% of the players fail to graduate. Using the more generous, and probably fair, measure — the GSR — 15 out of the top 25 college football teams (60%) fail to graduate more than 30% of their players.

That’s just not a winning game plan.






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DawgsLife
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Written like someone that knows nothing about college sports. It is 10 times harder for a college athlete to do as well or even graduate. With all of the extra work they have to do it's amazing that any graduate.





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IF you want to ascribe to their rankings, it would kind of put a dent into some of the so-called academic teams, and how they play at a disadvantage. (Ga. Tech, UCLA, USCw, Duke, etc.)



It took the BCS top 25 frozen at a certain point of time before bowl games and then ranked them academically. If you weren't in the top 25 BCS rankings at the time you didn't get ranked.






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Chris_topher
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Good job, Swoop

I knew there was a puzzle to this fckn thing.






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Written like someone that knows nothing about college sports. It is 10 times harder for a college athlete to do as well or even graduate. With all of the extra work they have to do it's amazing that any graduate.


WTF?







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A lot of people outside of the west, don´t know that USC is a damned good school.





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RD Dawg
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Boise State 3? What a joke...school makes its living on kids that can't get in other places.





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DawgsLife
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It took the BCS top 25 frozen at a certain point of time before bowl games and then ranked them academically. If you weren't in the top 25 BCS rankings at the time you didn't get ranked.




That is what it indicates...but I don't ever remember Utah State or San Jose State being ranked in the top 25. or Kent State, for that matter. Something isn't quite right. It looks like they are talking about the top 25 ranked football teams....but it means the top 25 ranked football teams academically.






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Ever play college sports? Class time and then you put in 2-3 hours of practice time and football classroom/film sessions. College athletes really don't have a WHOLE lot of extra time to do a lot of studying. Then....a lot of them want to still get in time to socialize. (Read: get into trouble doing stuff they shouldn't be doing) It is a lot harder for a college athlete to graduate than a regular student because of all the time restraints.

You don't have to agree...but it IS true.



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