Ohio State Tops TrendTopper ‘Best & Brightest’ Football Poll
Florida State breaks into Top 10; Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, and Louisville Plummet
Navy sails to the No. 12 Spot
“Best and Brightest”™ BCS rankings combine athletic prowess with academic achievement
Austin, TEXAS, October 25 2013 — Ohio State Tops TrendTopper ‘Best & Brightest’ Football Poll; Florida State breaks into Top 10; Georgia, South Carolina, Clemson, and Louisville plummeted. With the addition of Houston and Louisiana-Lafayette, a total of Sixty-five schools were included in this week’s ranking. The TrendTopper Best & Brightest Football Rankings are the only BCS Football rankings that combine athletic prowess with academic achievement.
“Ohio State is the top Big Ten school in the TrendTopper MediaBuzz Higher Education rankings, so we are pleased to see the cream rising to the top of the ‘Best & Brightest’ Football Rankings,” said Paul JJ Payack, president and Chief Word Analyst for GLM. “In fact, five of the Top 25 schools are from the Big Ten conference, while four of the Top 25 belong to the Pac 10.”
In a previous study on the Impact of Conference Re-alignment on Academic Reputation, GLM found that the Big Ten emerged as the Top BCS Conference for Academic Reputation.