|Clemson among nation's best in WSJ Chart|
|Clemson Athletic Communications - Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:08 AM||
(The WSJ grid is available HERE - WSJ Chart
Clemson is the only FBS program nationally to finish each of the last three seasons in the top 25 of both polls on the field, and in the top 10 percent of APR scores in the classroom. Clemson and Stanford are the only two FBS programs with a top 10 final ranking in the USA Today Coaches poll and a top 10 percent ranking in FBS APR scores each of the last two years.
The Journal places teams across an x-axis based upon on-field success with a y-axis correlated to off-field reputation. According to the article:
We decided the thin line between admirable and embarrassing with a weighted calculation of every team's academic performance, NCAA violation and probationary record, attendance figures, off-season arrests, total funding it takes from the university or state and amount that student fees subsidize the athletic department.
This is the Wall Street Journal’s fourth annual grid, and Clemson has been in the top right quadrant each of the last two years.
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