Friday, August 22, 2008

US News rankings and other links

US News & World Report released their latest college rankings. BC came in 34th. We seem to be stuck in that 30-40 range. With every school overly focused on this list, I think you'll see a bottle neck and little jockeying for the next few years.


The ACC Now has a decent outlook on our season.


SI.com thinks Haden is an impact freshman.


Nice article on Gause in the Herald.

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At 3:42 PM, Blogger JoeyMethod said...

Has anyone read the new Forbes college and university rankings? Sure we still fall in the same range (#32) but check out where the likes of Notre Dame, Duke, etc. fall...

http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/13/best-colleges-ratings-oped-college08-cx_ha_mn_de_0813best_land.html

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger Old Heightsonian said...

How to explain the drop in Alumni Giving (24% last year, 21% this year)? Wasn't donor-based seating supposed to help increase this?

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger Alex L. said...

I think the only way BC has any hope of breaking into the 20's would be a large increase in alumni giving. Other then that, I agree we won't move much as it gets harder to move up the higher you go.

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Scott said...

That US News list is a joke.

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

where does BC anticipate being once all of the renovations are finished? will that move them up?

 
At 7:03 PM, Blogger johnoatesforthree said...

the new academic buildings that are a part of the master plan might move them up. i'm not sure how much those rankings take quality of dorms or athletic facilities into account. a note on haden: i met a former D2 fball player who went to a PSU football camp with him when Haden was in 8th grade and this kid was in high school and said he was a freakish athlete. nothing we didnt know, but he seemed pretty confident he was going to be the real deal.

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger downtown_resident said...

BC is moving up the rankings. In the mid to late 90's we consistently were ranked in the high 30's, and I remember slipping as low as #39 one year. These days we're generally #34 or #35. At first this doesn't seem like a lot. But these rankings are pretty static as everyone's pointing out, and we're now in the midst of some pretty tough competition, so for us to move up 4-5 spots on a consistent basis is a big deal.

With the new master plan and the continued positive press we seem to get, I have no doubt we'll continue our upward trajectory.

 

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