BCS Championship Projection: Stanford vs. Ohio State; Washington vs. Georgia
Stanford Tops Best & Brightest Football Rankings followed by Ohio State, UDub & Georgia
Biggest Movers: Florida (+18), Auburn (+14), Texas Tech (+9), Mizzou (+5), and Nebraska (+5)
“Best and the Brightest™ BCS rankings combine athletic prowess with academic achievement
Austin, TEXAS, October 11 2013 – The current BCS Championship Projection from the Best & Brightest Football Rankings are: Stanford vs. Ohio State; Washington vs. Georgia. These projections are based on the Best & Brightest Football Rankings of October 7th. Stanford was No.1 followed by Ohio State, UDub, Georgia, UCLA, and Oregon.
The biggest movers this week on the positive side were Florida (+18), Auburn (+14), Texas Tech (+9), and Mizzou (+5), and Nebraska (+5). On the negative side of the ledger were Arizona State (-12) and Ole Miss (-6). With the addition of Ball State, a total of Sixty-three schools were ranked this week’s ranking. The Best & Brightest Football Rankings are the only BCS Football rankings that combine athletic prowess with academic achievement.
“We are seeing that BCS-level colleges need not sacrifice their academic missions to field a quality football program,” said Paul JJ Payack, president and Chief Word Analyst for GLM. ”The semi-finalists all rank in the Top 30 of the TrendTopper MediaBuzz College Rankings.”
To create the ”Best and the Brightest™ rankings, the Global Language Monitor (GLM) combined the results of the AP Writers and USAToday Coaches polls with the TrendTopper MediaBuzz College Rankings.
The complete Best & Brightest ranking of October 7:
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All schools receiving any votes in any week in either poll are included in the rankings. A total of sixty-three schools are currently eligible; others are added if they are new to the AP and USAToday polls.
About the TrendTopper MediaBuzz Rankings
UniversityBusiness magazine called TTMB, the “Nielsen ratings for higher ed” — and further explained that “Trend Topper MediaBuzz may be the most useful ‘ranking tool’ a school can use in its recruitment, marketing, and development efforts.” Eric Hoover wrote in The Chronicle of Higher Education: “A savvy enrollment manager once told me that a crucial part of his job was getting his college’s name in newspapers and magazines. After all, he said, the more people see an institution’s name, the more familiar it becomes, and the more attractive it seems to prospective students. He was describing “buzz,” something most colleges crave. In case you didn’t know, the Global Language Monitor will measure it for you.”
The TrendTopper MediaBuzz College Rankings are specifically designed to measure the Internet “Brand Equity” of the colleges and universities. Time Magazine described internet brand equity as: ”…a measure of who’s talking about you online, based on Internet data, social media, blogs and the top 75,000 print and electronic media outlets. GLM then ranks the schools ‘according to their online presence — or internet brand equity. By focusing on online presence, the Monitor hopes to avoid the biases that characterize other rankings, which commonly rely on the opinions of university officials and college counselors rather than that of the greater public”.