FBS Schools By Latest USNews 400

FBS Schools By Latest USNews 400

Submitted by Seth on February 23rd, 2012 at 11:04 PM

U.S. News & World Report publishes those annual college rankings. They're not the only ones, and they're not even necessarily the best ones, but they're the rankings people most often use when talking about how our alma mater is better than everyone elses's alma mater and...I dunno do people talk about the USNews Rankings for anything else?

In the world of marginal and overly general rankings that lose 90% of their meaning six days into your career, Michigan is awesome at everything there too. Piggybacking on the article linked by Gameboy, and because it would have been too many inches on the front page for something I don't think matters all that much, here's the FBS schools who made the Top 400.

Note: Notre Dame is listed as a Big Ten school because it annoys them, and the Big East is not listed as a BCS conference because lol they're not.

Big Ten Rank (World) Rank (US) Rank (FBS)
Michigan 14 10 2
Northwestern 24 15 5
Wisconsin 41 18 7
Illinois 61 23 10
Purdue 85 29 13
Penn State 94 30 14
Minnesota 102 33 15
Ohio State 111 35 17
Michigan State 164 51 27
Iowa 192 54 28
Indiana 216 55 29
Notre Dame 223 56 30
NR: Nebraska

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Pac 12 Rank (World) Rank (US) Rank (FBS)
Stanford 11 7 1
California 21 14 4
UCLA 34 16 6
Washington 56 22 9
USC 107 34 16
Colorado 142 44 23
Arizona 163 50 26
Utah 288 66 36
Arizona State 336 74 39
Washington State 354 78 43
NR: Oregon, Oregon State 

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ACC Rank (World) Rank (US) Rank (FBS)
Duke 19 13 3
North Carolina 55 21 8
Georgia Tech 84 28 12
Maryland 113 36 18
Pittsburgh 116 38 19
Virginia 126 41 21
Miami (YTM) 230 57 31
Wake Forest 272 62 33
NC State 277 63 34
Virginia Tech 326 73 38
Boston College 349 77 42
NR: Clemson, FSU, Syracuse

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SEC Rank (World) Rank (US) Rank (FBS)
Vanderbilt 131 43 22
Texas A&M 158 47 24
Florida 161 48 25
Missouri 371 81 46
Kentucky 383 83 47
Georgia 386 84 48
Tennessee 391 85 49
NR: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, Miss St, SC

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Big XII Rank (World) Rank (US) Rank (FBS)
Texas 76 25 11
Iowa State 289 67 37
NR: Baylor, Kansas, KSU, Oklahoma, OK State, TT, TCU, WVa.

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Non-BCS Rank (World) Rank (US) Rank (FBS)
Rice 117 39 20
Rutgers 236 58 32
Tulane 284 64 35
Buffalo 337 75 40
Cincinnati 339 76 41
Colorado State 363 79 44
Connecticut 365 80 45

Items of Interest that Actually Mean Very Little:

  • Texas A&M is now the second-smartest school in the SEC. Think about that for a second. We feel for you Vanderbilt!
  • USN doesn't like private schools.
  • What the hell does % of faculty that's international have to do with anything?
  • Lol Notre Dame anyway.

The Big Ten and Pac 12 are pretty comparable, though since the last time I did this the B1G has closed the gap on a former Pac lead at the top; our bottom is still way stronger despite the drag of our only non-ranked, non-AAU program Nebraska. If USNews rankings (shown: just among FBS teams) instead of BCS rankings were used to create matchups for the future B1G/Pac Challenge or whatever they'll call the new real-game agreement, we get:

Big Ten Vs. Pac 12
Michigan (2) vs. Stanford (1)
Northwestern (5) vs. California (4)
Wisconsin (7) vs. UCLA (6)
Illinois (10) vs. Washington (9)
Purdue (13) vs. USC (16)
Penn State (14) vs. Colorado (23)
Minnesota (15) vs. Arizona (26)
Ohio State (17) vs. Utah (36)
Michigan State (27) vs. Arizona State (39)
Iowa (28) vs. Washington State (43)
Indiana (29) vs. Oregon (NR)
Nebraska (NR) vs. Oregon State (NR)

Horray for feeling superior to people for silly reasons!

US News & World Report 2010 College Rankings

US News & World Report 2010 College Rankings

Submitted by pontoon on August 20th, 2009 at 8:33 AM

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.

Linky: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/national-un…