March 15, 2002

U.S. News and World Report picks America's Best College Sports Programs, including an honor roll of the top 20 programs (based on sanctions, gender equity, win/loss, number of sports offered, and graduation rate). What do you think of the criteria, and the list?

posted by kirkaracha to general at 07:19 PM - 4 comments

Damn, a double post. I blame myself.

posted by kirkaracha at 07:38 PM on March 15, 2002

kirkaracha: don't think of it as a double post, think of it as sportsfilter's first double post. It's a historic moment, sort of ;)

posted by tieguy at 08:04 PM on March 15, 2002

Critera: Sanctions, Win-loss record, and Graduation rate are certainly valid, but the Gender equity and Number of sports offered are mixing apples & oranges as far as I'm concerned. The top 20 list is about what I expected: a great school with lots of average or better sports programs satisfies the critera better than an average school with a few great sports programs. That's what college is supposed to be about, but I don't think that's what college sports are about.

posted by Mack Twain at 11:22 PM on March 15, 2002

Personally, as a graduate of a Division III school myself (go Royals!), it would be interesting to see how all the divisions stack up to each other on this specific criteria. I know, probably we D-IIIers will get wiped out, but it's nice to dream, right??

posted by PeteyStock at 11:27 PM on March 15, 2002

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