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Old 01-16-2015, 03:43 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Football Ranked:

1. SEC
2. BIG 12
3. BIG 10

4. ACC


5. Pac 12

Academically ranked:

1. ACC
2. BIG 10
3. Pac 12

4. BIG 12

5. SEC
A&m is one of the best academically ranks schools in all the conferences.
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Old 01-18-2015, 10:10 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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A&m is one of the best academically ranks schools in all the conferences.
As in Texas A&M? Lmfao.. Good one.

Big 10
SEC
Big 12/Pac 10
ACC
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Old 01-18-2015, 10:29 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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No way.

B10 has two of the top 5 in the country.

PAC 12 does not belong even close to this. Way overrated as is the B12.

I am still going

SEC Still the conference in my opinion to beat.
B10 THE CHAMPS Ohio St, No 5 Mich St, Wisconsin, Nebraska and I see Michigan coming back soon.
ACC Conference is getting better and better.
PAC 12 With Oregon now without a QB they wont be a power. No other teams that good.
B12 LOL Oklahoma and Texas are going downhill and Baylor and TCU wont play over their heads next year.

Pac 12 and B12 wont be able to hang with the SEC, B10 or ACC next year. They have nothing left in the tank and the fluke seasons by Baylor and TCU along with all those really bad teams moves them to the bottom.
Dude, you serious? You do realize that the Big 12 has the next highest top 2 teams (3 and 7) after the Big 10..? By your logic the Big 12 should be the second best conference. So how is the big 12 "way overrated"? If anything it's underrated since people brush off Baylor and TCU as being flukes, just like yourself. But look at the history. Baylor has the highest winning percentage out of all the big 12 schools, FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS. The last time the Bears lost at home? October 2012 (against TCU). This season was no fluke. If you don't recall, Baylor finished the season 11-2 last year as well. It took him a few years, but once Briles got the program up and running Baylor became one of the most unstoppable/potent offenses in the nation. And Bennett has turned the defense around and is improving on their performance year after year. Oh, and Balyor continues to pull the best recruits it's ever landed.. capped off this year by the recent commitment of 5* dual threat QB Jarrett Stidham.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:35 AM
 
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A&m is one of the best academically ranks schools in all the conferences.

Hahaha, since when??!!!
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:16 PM
 
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I've got a little joke:

What do five Big Ten graduates at my office call a graduate of the Southeastern Conference?

Boss.

LOL.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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I've got a little joke:

What do five Big Ten graduates at my office call a graduate of the Southeastern Conference?

Boss.

LOL.
What does that have to do with the fact A&M is FAR from "one of the best academically ranked schools in all of the conferences"?
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:44 AM
 
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I've got a little joke:

What do five Big Ten graduates at my office call a graduate of the Southeastern Conference?

Boss.

LOL.

That's an anomaly, unless the SEC team was Vandy.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:49 AM
 
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What does that have to do with the fact A&M is FAR from "one of the best academically ranked schools in all of the conferences"?
Actually, A&M is indeed one of the best schools academically - at least in terms of engineering and agriculture. You won't find an A&M graduate becoming an internationally-renowned expert on 14th Century Russian Literature, but uh, I kinda doubt the average Aggie grad cares.

I think that posters constantly injecting academics into a discussion about sports is kinda lame. I'm a graduate of an SEC school (undergrad) but completed a grad school program at a pretty exclusive private institution and I've lived all over the nation and even in another country. Not that any of that matters, but I've had plenty of opportunities to evaluate the intellectual heft of graduates from different schools in different regions of the United States. I've not been especially impressed with any graduates of Big10 or ACC schools any more than I have been someone from an SEC college. Academic rankings are nothing but puffery, buoyed mainly by factors such as selectivity among high school graduates and how much money people are willing to pay to put a particular institution's name on their degree. These rankings are not really evaluating quality of instruction or the resources available to students. But more to the point, it's pretty clear that when you interview star athletes from other conferences, they're not exactly Rhodes scholars, either.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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Actually, A&M is indeed one of the best schools academically - at least in terms of engineering and agriculture. You won't find an A&M graduate becoming an internationally-renowned expert on 14th Century Russian Literature, but uh, I kinda doubt the average Aggie grad cares.

I think that posters constantly injecting academics into a discussion about sports is kinda lame. I'm a graduate of an SEC school (undergrad) but completed a grad school program at a pretty exclusive private institution and I've lived all over the nation and even in another country. Not that any of that matters, but I've had plenty of opportunities to evaluate the intellectual heft of graduates from different schools in different regions of the United States. I've not been especially impressed with any graduates of Big10 or ACC schools any more than I have been someone from an SEC college. Academic rankings are nothing but puffery, buoyed mainly by factors such as selectivity among high school graduates and how much money people are willing to pay to put a particular institution's name on their degree. These rankings are not really evaluating quality of instruction or the resources available to students. But more to the point, it's pretty clear that when you interview star athletes from other conferences, they're not exactly Rhodes scholars, either.
Meh. Agriculture.. No surprise. Engineering? Doubtful. Pretty sure there are other engineering programs in other power 5 Texas schools better than a&m (Baylor, and UT I would imagine). Much less all the power 5 schools combined.

Agree with pretty much everything else though.
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:00 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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I just saw that ESPN posted their rankings of the Power 5 conferences. This is how they ranked them:

1. PAC-12
2. SEC
3. Big 12
4. Big 10
5. ACC

I agree with that. I think the top 2 are close. I think the Big 12 and 10 are close and I agree with the ACC being number 5. What do you think?
Don't usually agree with much of anything which a biased-for-SEC ESPN puts out there, however this is a pleasant surprise, if only because I always pull for the Pac-12!
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