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About This AAU Thing

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Jul 25, 2021, 9:05 PM
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It seems their rules are esoteric and nebulous. No Ivy League schools? This is what the organization says about membership. https://www.aau.edu/who-we-are/membership-policy


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Have to read past the public schools

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Jul 25, 2021, 10:53 PM
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All eight Ivies are there, plus one school who refused Ivy membership (rutgers)

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Jul 25, 2021, 10:55 PM
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Jul 26, 2021, 2:44 AM
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I stand corrected about the Ivy League.

https://www.aau.edu/who-we-are/our-members


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Jul 26, 2021, 6:59 AM
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AAU sounds like a nice club for schools that chase research dollars. That has ZERO to do with college football, academics,scholarship, or desirability.

I get really tired of hearing Big10 proponents, presidents, sportswriters, head football coaches and some Clemson fans talking as if the academics in that league are particularly good. The Big Ten isn't the IVY League. Heck, it not even the ACC when it comes to the national academic standings of the two leagues.

If you take the USNWR rankings of national universities, here are some comparisons.

8 schools in the ACC rank among the top 50 national universities.
4 schools in the Big10 rank among the top 50 national universities.

7 teams in the Big 10 rank lower than Clemson as national universities the way USNWR keeps score.

The schools in the Big10 are large, have large faculties and do research. The average student population of the 14 schools in the Big10 is 46904 vs 27127 in the ACC. That gives them a big fan base. It does not make those schools particularly good.

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