EUGENE, Ore., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published its 2016 ranking of the Top Football Schools in America.
Football has been a strong American tradition that heralds the beginning of the school year and the advent of the fall season. It is also the most important sport played at the college level and is so popular that students tend to choose their school based on their football loyalty. That's why College Choice has created the 2016 ranking for Top Football Schools in America.
Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, spoke about the importance of the ranking for American students, saying that: "Football has been a part of college experiences for almost 150 years. And while it has little bearing on the educational value of a school, it has tremendous influence in the life of college students and their ongoing allegiance to their alma maters. There is no doubt that for the football fan, football can have an effect on prospective students' decisions as to which school they want to attend."
College Choice put an immense amount of effort in ensuring that schools listed were ranked by using a few key factors. This included a school's overall win-loss record, the number of national and conference championships that school claims, the number of post-season bowls a team played in, and even the alumni success for each team. This information was gathered using individual school teams' websites, NCAA and NFL records, and the College Football Hall of Fame.
The College Choice 2016 ranking for the Top Football Schools in America finds Ohio State University take the top spot, followed closely by the University of Notre Dame and the University of Alabama.
The complete ranking is as follows:
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Penn State University, State College, PA
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
University California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
University of Texas, Austin, TX
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
College Choice is the leading authority in college and university rankings, searches and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
Managing Editor, College Choice
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SOURCE College Choice