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BCS Schools Ranked by Academics

The Higher Ed Watch blog ranked the BCS teams in order of academic strength. Penn State took the third position.

Boston College owned the competition for the second consecutive year, taking the top spot in the Academic BCS rankings. But two Big Ten schools, Northwestern and Penn State, gave the Eagles a closer run for their money than last year’s second and third place teams. With the highest graduation rates in the rankings (88, 78, and 75 percent, respectively) and Academic Progress Rates in the 80th to 90th percentile of all Division I-A teams, these three schools are models of academic and athletic success.

We’re a model of “academic and athletic success.” You can’t tell over the Internet, but I’m blushing right now. Who knew Higher Ed Watch could be so sweet?

I have a prediction that if some intrepid statistician were to create a composite score of the two rankings, BCS and academic, Penn State would place first. But what do I know– I’m a Liberal Arts major.

[HT: The Paper Trail blog at U.S. News & World Report]

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