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.”
“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.
TrendTopper Best and the Brightest™ BCS Football rankings
First Weekly Appearance
Austin, TEXAS, October 2, 2013 Stanford, Ohio State, Washington take the top three spots in the TrendTopper Top 40 Football Poll — the first BCS Football rankings that combine athletic prowess with academic achievement. 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. Following Stanford, were Ohio State, Washington, Georgia, and UCLA. Rounding out the Top Ten were Oregon, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, and Florida State.
“This is the first time that football prowess and academic performance are given equal weight,” said Paul JJ Payack, president and Chief Word Analyst for GLM. “The TrendTopper Top 40 Football Poll helps address the rising chorus of criticism addressed at BSC-level colleges for sacrificing their academic missions on the altar of ever-increasing television revenues.”
The TrendTopper Top 40 Football Poll will be released weekly through the BCS National Championship.
The complete TrendTopper Top 40 Football Poll follows.
Calif, Mass, Pa, Ill, Ohio, Va, Texas, NC and Minn follow
AUSTIN, Texas. (August 26, 2010) — New York state has been named the Top State for Top Colleges followed by California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Illinois. Ohio, Virginia, Texas, North Carolina and Minnesota rounded out the Top Ten. The list was assembled by the Global Language Monitor in its twice yearly TrendTopper Media Buzz analysis of the nation’s Top 300 Colleges and Universities.
“The TrendTopper MediaBuzz Rankings is a democratic, self-generating ratings system, since it captures the brand equity associated with each of these fine institutions. We survey social media such as Twitter, as well as the Internet, blogosphere, and the global print and electronic media.” said Paul JJ Payack, the president of Global Language Monitor. “As such, we remove the biases inherently built into each of the other published rankings. For example, US News recently announced that it has changed a key component to their rankings thereby lowering the value of year-by-year comparisons.”
The Top Ten States with the Most Top Colleges are listed below. Listings include Ranking, the number of top schools in parentheses, the Top University and College, National Best of Class Institutions and Top Surprises for each state.
Asterisks (*) indicate National Best-in-Class
New York (44)
United States Military Academy *
Top Music School
Juilliard School *
Top Design School
Pratt Institute *
NY as the No. 1 State
University of California—Los Angeles
Stanford & UC San Diego top Berkeley
Top Business College
Babson College *
Top Engineering School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology *
Top Catholic School
College of the Holy Cross *
Amherst falls out of Top 10
Pennsylvania State University
Penn State over U of Pennsylvania
University of Chicago
Top Christian College
Wheaton College *
Northwestern University at No. 39
Ohio State University—Columbus
Oberlin College Slips
University of Richmond
VT over UVA
University of Texas—Austin
UT breaks into the Top Ten
North Carolina (8)
UNC falls out of Top Ten
Carleton College *
University of Minnesota
Capella now No. 2 Internet School
The complete listings of all the states can be found here.
The Global Language Monitor publishes the TrendTopper Media Buzz College and University Rankings. twice a year, with spring and fall editions. Many institutions of higher education, including Harvard, Boston College, and Vanderbilt have used the rankings as a validation of their recent reputation management decisions.