UGA Highly Ranked in New Poll

20 August 2014

The University of Georgia ranks near the top in a new ESPN poll. UGA ranks 3rd in football team graduation rate and 8th overall in academics/athletics when this year’s college football pre-season ranking are included.

ESPN Grade combines on-field outcomes in football with educational results. A top 25 football program’s ESPN Grade is calculated by combining its ranking in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches’ polls, then adding its position in a top 25 sorted by football graduation rates. Only teams receiving a vote in either the Ap or coaches’ poll are ranked in ESPN Grade. It’s an academics-adjusted ranking of the power teams, not of all teams in college football.
Notre Dame and Stanford tie for #1 graduation rate, with UGA and UCLA next, tied at #3.

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