For those who were in the thread concerning DD's flip to Auburn and his citation of "academics" as one of the reasons, I decided to bring any tangents to this new thread.
I generally make this list every year for my personal enjoyment, but for some reason 2018 and 2019 escaped me. So let's start afresh with 2020. The link to my listings, broken down into conferences and order from best to worst, can be found in this Google Doc here.
A few thoughts:
- Not to disparage any institution, but Louisville's ranking brings the ACC WAY down. Despite them, the ACC still has the highest average ranking of the 10 FBS conferences
- They must have changed their methodology over the past few years, because a few schools made huge jumps compared to where they were in '17 (Florida State the most apparent improvement, going from near the bottom of the conference to a tie with Miami and Pitt). And... a few schools in some conferences fell off the wagon.
- Tech would be 2nd in the Big 12, 11th in the Big Ten (that fragment makes no sense), 6th in the Pac12, and 5th in the SEC.