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STACK Magazine: Elite 50 Colleges for Athletics and Academics

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 8:59 PM, under ,

Athens, GA (Dec 4, 2007) - STACK magazine, a publication that bills itself as "For the Athlete By the Athlete", has released its first ever list of the top 50 Division I Colleges based on athletic and academic excellence. STACK is published to help high school athletes improve their performance safely and effectively. The magazine provides information on state-of-the-art training, nutrition and sports skills from the nation's top professional athletes, trainers and coaches.



Their list of 50 is:
1. North Carolina
2. Texas
3. Stanford
4. UCLA
5. Duke
6. Florida
7. Michigan
8. USC
9. Ohio State
10. Wisconsin
11. Virginia
12. Georgia
13. Notre Dame
14. California
15. Tennessee
16. LSU
17. Auburn
18. Illinois
19. Washington
20. Penn State
21. Arizona State
22. Florida State
23. Northwestern
24. Rice
25. Maryland
26. Texas A&M
27. Georgetown
28. Minnesota
29. Oregon State
30. Clemson
31. Georgia Tech
32. Wake Forest
33. Vanderbilt
33. Uconn
35. Boston College
36. Rutgers
37. Kansas
38. Arizona
39. Cornell
40. Alabama
41. Louisville
41. Nebraska
43. SMU
44. Portland
44. BYU
46. Indiana
47. Cal State Fullerton
48. Colorado
48. Michigan State
50. Baylor

One thing the magazine did not do is break down this list by conference, so "Eye on Sports" Media will do that here:

Atlantic Coast Conference (9)

1. North Carolina
5. Duke
11. Virginia
22. Florida State
25. Maryland
30. Clemson
31. Georgia Tech
32. Wake Forest
35. Boston College

Big East Conference (5)

13. Notre Dame
27. Georgetown
33. Uconn
36. Rutgers
41. Louisville

Big 12 Conference (6)

2. Texas
26. Texas A&M
37. Kansas
41. Nebraska
48. Colorado
50. Baylor

Big Ten Conference (9)

7. Michigan
9. Ohio State
10. Wisconsin
18. Illinois
20. Penn State
23. Northwestern
28. Minnesota
46. Indiana
48. Michigan State

Southeastern Conference (7)

6. Florida
12. Georgia
15. Tennessee
16. LSU
17. Auburn
33. Vanderbilt
40. Alabama

PAC-10 Conference (8)

3. Stanford
4. UCLA
8. USC
14. California
19. Washington
21. Arizona State
29. Oregon State
38. Arizona

Conference USA (2)

24. Rice
43. SMU

Ivy League (1)

39. Cornell

Mountain West Conference (1)

44. BYU

West Coast Conference (1)

44. Portland

Big West (1)

47. Cal State Fullerton

Rankings like this that include academics might make people wonder if academic standing should count as part of the BCS rankings. Wait, that might be a dangerous thing.

You can find the the rankings, with explanations, and rankings broken down by sport at STACK Magazine.

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