I read that Texas did not want to go to the SEC because of poor academics so I decided to go check out the US News and Report to check out academic rankings of all the big conference schools.
I added the top eight schools scores from the US News Survey and simply divided that combined number by eight to get the smart or stupid factor.
Some conferences had multiple schools listed as Tier 3 or unranked aka really full of dummies.
The numbers below are averages of the top eight schools in each conference ONLY.
ACC - 32.7
Big Ten - 42.3
Pac 10 - 66.5
Big 12 - 80.8
SEC - 81.2
I should note that the SEC has five schools ranked 128 or worse (two Tier 3 schools). The Big 12 has two tier 3 schools. The PAC 10 has one Tier 3 school. The ACC and Big Ten have zero Tier 3 schools.
Nebraska (88) if/when they jump to the big ten would be the lowest ranked school academically. The lowest Big ten school is ranked 71 and there are three schools sharing that 71. Colorado (77) is no gem academically they are now a middle of the pack school in the Pac 10 and if Texas (47) were to go to the Pac 10 they would be sixth out of old Pac 10 plus Texas.
I'm not sure if Texas as the "smartest" Big 12 team thinks they are the Stanford of the Big 12. Maybe they do but with all of this academic bull shi* said I personally think that Texas does not want to join the SEC because they are the top dog in football right now in the Big 12.
If Texas goes to the Pac 10 they maintain their top dog status in Football. USC was just suspended two years of post season games so they are going on a multi year slide. No other Pac 10 team can challenge Texas so they continue to get the BCS bid every year.
The SEC's football contract is worth over $200 million so money is not the issue for Texas. I think that Texas is afraid that a few of the stupid schools in the SEC would beat them and Texas does not want to be looked at as a mid-tier football school just as they already are a mid-tiered academic school.
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