Graham Watson (frequent contributor to Dr. Saturday at Yahoo! Sports) wrote up a really interesting article in response to an Ohio State sign that compares the academic majors of current Ohio State football players against those of Michigan's players.
It's a great article, and I'll let you readers interpret from it what you will.
Link is here.
[Edit: FWIW, Graham Watson is a lady. Not at all relevant to the story, I just saw a lot of comments referring to 'he/him' and thought it should be stated.
I feel this ranking is pretty low also considering that Notre Dame, University of Chicago (since they have a Big Ten relation), and Northwestern are ranked higher at 33, 20, and 18, respectively.
Only three Ohio schools ranked higher than Michigan, being, Denison University at 77, Oberlin at 51, and Kenyon College at 32
Other Big Ten schools that were ranked were:
Illinois at 97, Penn State at 192,Wisconsin at 212, Indiana at 222, Ohio State at 246, Michigan State at 282, Iowa at 315, Purdue at 362, Minny at 418, and, finally, Nebraska (since they are now family) at 442
Here's the link for the full list:
Nebraska, according to USN&WR are ranked as the 96th best school academically, replacing Iowa, MSU and Indiana for worst in the Big Ten (all tied at 71). Does anyone think the Big Ten may have lowered their standards a bit to allow them? Or think it shows what the Big Ten is willing to accept in schools that may be added in the future?
Saw on the front page of yahoo this morning that the US News and World Report College rankings came out.
Michigan checks in at no. 27 Nationally and no. 4 among public Universities.
I'm not sure how many of you actually care but our friends in Columbus were no. 53 and 18(public only). Michigan State, 46 and 29. Then Notre Dame was ranked ahead of us at 20th.