Forbes released their college rankings. MD came in at 34 (13 among public)
NW Michigan and Illinois only BIG 10 ranked higher (USC UCLA and UW are also higher)
Question. Maryland has clearly raised in academic stature since my dumb ass went there. Would this begin to hinder recruiting raising admission standards? Everyone talks about Notre Dame and their academic standards but Maryland is actually ranked higher.
Just figured this would make for an interesting discussion
I think the overall standards for admission of the general student body only really affect recruiting if the football team doesn't get enough exceptions as it wants to get enough guys who qualify based on NCAA standards but fall short of Maryland standards.
I don't know how many exceptions the university allows for each sport, or if those exceptions are blanket or conditional (i.e. we'll allow <1000 SAT scores but not <900 when 800 is the NCAA threshold and other schools might let those scores in as exceptions...all numbers in that example are made up).