This season, the Miami Hurricanes came out way behind their in-state rivals, UF and FSU, by most on-the-field standards, losing to both teams. Now here's a little salt for those wounds: Both the Noles and the Gators made Higher Ed Watch's Top 25 for academic achievement, while the Canes went unranked.
The list uses "all of the available public data on the academic performance of
football players to compile its own ranking of the nation's college
teams." Though that information is admittedly not that much.
FSU ranked respectably in ninth place, while BCS Title players UF came in at number 21. Kind of surprising the school that doesn't even place in US News' Top 100 in the overall college rankings comes in first in Florida, while UF (#49 on US News) lags behind, and UM (#51) doesn't even register.
-- Kyle Munzenrieder