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Academic Ranking or each Power 5 school

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Per US News and World Reports Academic 2015 Rankings of all "National Universities" here is where each of the schools in the Power 5 football conferences (plus Notre Dame and BYU) rate. The number next to the name is their rank on that list (#s 1,2,3= Princeton, Harvard, Yale):

 

4. Stanford

8. Duke

12. Northwestern

15. Vanderbilt

18. Notre Dame

20. Cal-Berkely

t23. UCLA

t23. USC

26. Virginia

27. Wake Forest

29. Michigan

t30. Boston College

t30. North Carolina

36. Georgia Tech

t41. Illinois

t41. Wisconsin

t47. Penn St.

t47. Florida

51. Miami, Fla.

t52. Ohio St.

t52. Texas

t52. Washington

t57. Connecticut

t57. Maryland

t61. Clemson

t61. Syracuse

t61. Purdue

t61. Georgia

t66. BYU

t66. Pitt

69. Minnesota

t70. Texas A&M

t70. Va. Tech

t72. Rutgers

t72. Baylor

t75. Indiana

t75. Michigan St.

t82. TCU

t82. Iowa

t89. NC St.

t89. Colorado

t96. Florida St.

t96. Alabama

102. Auburn

t103. Missouri

t103. Nebraska

t103 Oregon

t103. Tennessee

t108. Iowa St.

t108. Oklahoma

t108. South Carolina

t115. Kansas

t115. Utah

121. Arizona

t129. Arizona St.

t129. Arkansas

t129. Kentucky

135. Oregon St.

t140. Ole Miss

t140. Washington St.

t140. Kansas St.

149. Oklahoma St.

161. Mississippi St.

t168. Texas Tech

t168. Louisville

175. West Virginia

 

 

 

 

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Just a note: Of the Top 10, 4 are Pac12, 3 or 4 are ACC (if you count ND as ACC). 1 is Big Ten. 1 is ACC. None for Big 12

 

Of the bottom ten plus ties you have: 3 Pac12, 4 SEC, 4 Big 12, 1 ACC, none for Big Ten.

 

It is all or nothing for Pac 12. 4 in Top 10, 3 in bottom 10. (and if we did bottom dozen...it would be 5 in bottom 12).

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And WVU bringing up the rear.

 

 

And to be fair, the US News ratings are pretty damn flawed. Not that any ranking is perfect though. These rankings are just manipulated by some schools.

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And WVU bringing up the rear.

 

 

And to be fair, the US News ratings are pretty damn flawed. Not that any ranking is perfect though. These rankings are just manipulated by some schools.

To be sure, you are correct about college rankings. It is by no means an exact science.

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These are pretty new.

 

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2016/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25

 

I'm sure something is sketchy here too

Certainly could be. Where US News has Stanford #4 in the US....this has them #3 in the world. And I think it must be a British publication....as it seems that there are a lot of English schools given much higher rankings than most other polls of this sort have given them. Cambridge, Oxford, sure.

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Certainly could be. Where US News has Stanford #4 in the US....this has them #3 in the world. And I think it must be a British publication....as it seems that there are a lot of English schools given much higher rankings than most other polls of this sort have given them. Cambridge, Oxford, sure.

The very top British schools are always highly ranked. I believe this ranking has ND and Dartmouth around 105 too, which doesn't seem right

 

 

Also, in that ranking

 

 

 

Big Ten Rankings

 

 

 

21. Michigan

 

25. Northwestern

 

36. Illinois

 

50. Wisconsin

 

65. Minnesota

 

75. PSU

 

90. OSU

 

99. MSU

 

113. Purdue

 

117. Maryland

 

123. Rutgers

 

201-250. Iowa, Indiana

 

301-350. Nebraska

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To be sure, you are correct about college rankings. It is by no means an exact science.

It can give you a good idea at breaking schools into tiers, but it isn't perfect.

 

One of the main knocks on the US News rankings is the emphasis on acceptance rate. There are ways in which schools can drive their acceptance rate artificially low to move up in the rankings. As an example, some schools send flyers to tons of high school kids. Even those with no chance of getting in. So that they can turn them away. Similarly, it is very easy to apply to all UC schools at once, even if you had no business going to Cal, UCLA, etc. These applications help them drive scores lower.

 

Michigan had a pretty high acceptance rate overall because if the high ratio of in state kids. Additionally, there was a lot of self selection among applicants.

 

Recently though, we've moved to the common app. This has been consistently driving our acceptance rates down over the past few years as more kids apply. The in state to out of state ratio is shifting too.

 

 

I have noticed Michigan seems consistently higher ranked in World Rankings than it does in the US news rankings. I've seen them as high as #15 in the world before.

 

Then, if you break it down by subject, they're all very high.

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It can give you a good idea at breaking schools into tiers, but it isn't perfect.

 

One of the main knocks on the US News rankings is the emphasis on acceptance rate. There are ways in which schools can drive their acceptance rate artificially low to move up in the rankings. As an example, some schools send flyers to tons of high school kids. Even those with no chance of getting in. So that they can turn them away. Similarly, it is very easy to apply to all UC schools at once, even if you had no business going to Cal, UCLA, etc. These applications help them drive scores lower.

 

Michigan had a pretty high acceptance rate overall because if the high ratio of in state kids. Additionally, there was a lot of self selection among applicants.

 

Recently though, we've moved to the common app. This has been consistently driving our acceptance rates down over the past few years as more kids apply. The in state to out of state ratio is shifting too.

 

 

I have noticed Michigan seems consistently higher ranked in World Rankings than it does in the US news rankings. I've seen them as high as #15 in the world before.

 

Then, if you break it down by subject, they're all very high.

All Well and Good....but just remember: Michigan sucks. ;)

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Another

 

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/rankings?int=a27a09

 

Michigan #17

 

Northwestern #25

 

Wisconsin #26

 

Minnesota #29

 

Ohio State #34

 

Maryland #41

 

Illinois #43

 

Penn St. #57

 

Rutgers #60

 

Purdue #72

 

MSU #82

 

Indiana #109

 

Iowa #128

 

(ND #173)

 

Nebraska #244

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