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View Poll Results: After California, which state has the best 1-2 punch in public u's
AZ: UA, ASU 0 0%
CO: CU, Colo Mines 3 3.33%
TX: UT, A&M 12 13.33%
IN: IU, Pur 8 8.89%
MI: U-M, MSU 23 25.56%
OH: OSU, Miami 0 0%
FL: UF, FSU 6 6.67%
GA: UGA, GT 16 17.78%
NC: UNC, NCSU 12 13.33%
VA: UVA, W&M 27 30.00%
PA: PSU, Pitt 11 12.22%
NY: Bing, Sny Bro 4 4.44%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 90. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-21-2018, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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If you were to rank the states based on which one has the best two public universities (by whatever measure you choose), obviously California wins by miles with Cal and UCLA. There isn't even a hint of competition.

So why would you choose the state you did as second place? feel free, of course, to make a ranking list.

The poll is designed to try (I don't know if I succeeded) in including the likely contenders although I certainly could have left some off the list.
It looks like your list is based on the US News rankings but you didn't mention it.

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges...ies/top-public
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Trust me on this, nobody outside of South Carolina and it's immediate environs--adjacent areas in NC and GA--know of the University of South Carolina as "USC". USC, as in the University of Southern California, has national and global influence and recognition. It isnt the first college of choice for most easterners, but hell, UofSouth Carolina isn't a first choice college for mostly anybody from anywhere outside of SC...

Only Simpsonvillian would try to act as if the esteem and performance of Southern Cal and South Carolina are on the same level, or that South Carolina is a greater school. As close as Fayetteville, only 2.5 hours away from Columbia, South Carolina is not generally referred to as "USC". But the Trojans of Southern Cal are known nationally...
I never said SC's USC is a greater school. I said SC colleges are as good as California colleges. It is strange that you take that as a slight, especially because you most likely did not attend USC in California.

USC gets a ton of students from out of state. You don't know anything about SC's USC, Clemson, or any other SC college. SC's USC is a huge college in this country and in a power 5 conference. To act like people haven't heard of it is weird.

Moreover, this topic appears to be about public universities... California's USC is a private school.

It seems like all you and other people on here base your opinions on US News rankings but rarely cite the US News. It comes across as your perception of colleges is based on independent knowledge of them. If your opinion is based on US News, you should given them credit for it. They came up with the criteria for those rankings.

It is strange to me how you market a university on an internet forum that doesn't pay you for that service, if especially you did not attend that university.

I'm not concerned what other people call SC's USC. To me, it makes more sense for SC to use USC because SC is the postal code for SC. Nobody uses the abbreviation SC for southern California.

USC is an acronym for University of South Carolina. I don't see why SC doesn't have as much right to use it as the private college in California.

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Old 02-21-2018, 09:21 AM
 
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Exactly.

I cannot believe, currently, that Michigan has one more vote than Georgia.


Georgia Tech/University of Georgia trumps University of Michigan/Michigan State.

Well, the University Michigan is far better than either U of Georgia or Georgia Tech. Not sure how anyone would even try to dispute this. Now I know MSU is not on the level of UG or Georgia Tech, but it does not bring Michigan down that much.

This is an easy -- and obvious -- one... Michigan > Georgia.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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Who does everyone outside of the state of South Carolina refer to as "Carolina" UNC or South Carolina?
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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who does everyone outside of the state of south carolina refer to as "carolina" unc or south carolina?

unc
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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In my experience, as a native of SC, most people say UNC and USC or their full names rather than Carolina.

I think most people who say Carolina are not from the Carolinas, and it is when they are talking about college basketball.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:31 PM
 
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Well, the University Michigan is far better than either U of Georgia or Georgia Tech. Not sure how anyone would even try to dispute this. Now I know MSU is not on the level of UG or Georgia Tech, but it does not bring Michigan down that much.

This is an easy -- and obvious -- one... Michigan > Georgia.
Uh, brother--

University of Michigan is not far better than the Georgia Institute of Technology.



So...


Georgia Institute of Technology = University of Michigan



University of Georgia > Michigan State University






The State of Georgia wins.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Uh, brother--

University of Michigan is not far better than the Georgia Institute of Technology.



So...


Georgia Institute of Technology = University of Michigan



University of Georgia > Michigan State University






The State of Georgia wins.

Michigan St is not that highly rated. I agree. Michigan is a great school but slightly over rated.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:34 PM
 
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Michigan St is not that highly rated. I agree. Michigan is a great school but slightly over rated.
Exactly this.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Uh, brother--

University of Michigan is not far better than the Georgia Institute of Technology.



So...


Georgia Institute of Technology = University of Michigan



University of Georgia > Michigan State University






The State of Georgia wins.
Can you elaborate on why you say this? I assume you are referencing the US News rankings.

Michigan State has a better STEM reputation than UGA, which only recently began to offer engineering programs.

Michigan Tech is also very good university, 77 percent or so of its granted degrees are in a STEM field.
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