Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Academic Bracketology: Who Wins on Graduation Rate

In our continuing analysis of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, we note that an enterprising journalist at Inside Higher Ed has calculated the bracket on the basis of comparative graduation rates. If the universities that graduate the greatest proportion of their athletes win each head-to-head matchup, who wins the tournament?

We are pleasantly surprised that such perennial hoops powerhouses as Florida and Michigan State make it to the Final Four under such an arrangement. We are somewhat shocked that respected programs such as Duke don't make it out of the first round.

To find out the National Champion for Graduating Basketball Players, click here.

3 comments:

JB in CA said...

Of course, it may be that it's more difficult to get a B at Duke than it is at Florida or Michigan State.

4XD said...

Duke's football team is awful, so that must be where all their academically strong athletes gather...or maybe they play lacross?

Anonymous said...

My university graduates 100% of its football team, which is still undefeated.

Can Mrs. SWID give me a call? Lost your number. Coming to Cincinnati. Sorry to intrude on the blahg.

CB in CA