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    AAU Member Universities Least Likely to be Football NC

    The BCS generates a lot of interest and has universities scrambling to be members of a conference that can generate TV money. If you a fan of a university that is a member of the American Association of Universities you less likely to win the BCS title of football national champion.

    There are 36 AAU universities playing FBS football. In the last 25 years only 8 current or former AAU member universities have won or been voted national champs:
    Florida (3)
    Michigan (1)
    Ohio State (1)
    Texas (1)
    So Cal (2) 1 vacated
    Colorado (1)
    Washington (1)
    Nebraska (2) No longer AAU member

    In the last 10 years the chances have further decreased.

    There is a correlation between conferences with few AAU members and the chance of a member being national champion, it is better.

    The Big Ten has 11 AAU members and only two National Champions in the past 25 years (Nebraska is not counted).

    The SEC has had two AAU members (will change with A&M, MO joining) and has had nine national champs in the past 25 years.

    The ACC has five (soon six with Pitt) but only two National Champions. Miami's titles were won as an independent.

    The PAC 12 now has 8 AAU members, but has had 3 titles, two by USC and one by Washington.

    The Big 12/8 had up to five AAU members and mustered five national champions. With Colorado and Nebraska leaving Texas won one and Oklahoma won one.

    I can see why Delaney and Scott are cementing a relationship after seeing the correlation between the characteristic of the members of the two conferences and protecting the Rose Bowl.
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    Re: AAU Member Universities Least Likely to be Football NC

    Wait to will take Auburn to teh "Dental College Endowment Bowl"...

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    Re: AAU Member Universities Least Likely to be Football NC

    Quote Originally Posted by eyekwah View Post
    The Big 12/8 had up to five AAU members and mustered five national champions. With Colorado and Nebraska leaving Texas won one and Oklahoma won one.
    OU is not an AAU member, iirc.

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    The slave states seem to benefit the most out of all of this.
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    Re: AAU Member Universities Least Likely to be Football NC

    Quote Originally Posted by eyekwah View Post
    Nebraska (3) 94, 95, 97. No longer AAU member
    fify

    In the last 10 years the chances have further decreased.

    There is a correlation between conferences with few AAU members and the chance of a member being national champion, it is better.
    I think that the reasons for that are a little different. The location of the talent and the SEC, their less than decent treatment of recruits and oversigning, and their less stringent entrance qualifications are big reasons.

    I can see why Delaney and Scott are cementing a relationship after seeing the correlation between the characteristic of the members of the two conferences and protecting the Rose Bowl.
    Meh. The Rose Bowl is a nice consolation prize, but its no better (and historically less important-at least since the 70's) than the Orange, Sugar, or Fiesta Bowls. I like the bowls, but the Bowl Alliance/BCS, etc. kind of ruined the importance of all bowls, while hopefully delivering a matchup of 1 v. 2.

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    Re: AAU Member Universities Least Likely to be Football NC

    Quote Originally Posted by 74Hunter View Post
    fify


    I think that the reasons for that are a little different. The location of the talent and the SEC, their less than decent treatment of recruits and oversigning, and their less stringent entrance qualifications are big reasons.


    Meh. The Rose Bowl is a nice consolation prize, but its no better (and historically less important-at least since the 70's) than the Orange, Sugar, or Fiesta Bowls. I like the bowls, but the Bowl Alliance/BCS, etc. kind of ruined the importance of all bowls, while hopefully delivering a matchup of 1 v. 2.
    Right, like UNL.

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    Re: AAU Member Universities Least Likely to be Football NC

    Quote Originally Posted by 20eyes View Post
    Right, like UNL.
    Ok, so are you disagreeing with anything I said, or are you just trying be an azz?

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    Re: AAU Member Universities Least Likely to be Football NC

    Quote Originally Posted by 74Hunter View Post
    Ok, so are you disagreeing with anything I said, or are you just trying be an azz?
    Simply stating facts.

    Holding UNL up as an example of an AAU institution who won NCs despite their AAU designation is problematic because what won those NCs was partial qualifiers.

    It's part of the reason that another NC in Lincoln is unlikely.

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    Re: AAU Member Universities Least Likely to be Football NC

    Quote Originally Posted by 20eyes View Post
    Simply stating facts.

    Holding UNL up as an example of an AAU institution who won NCs despite their AAU designation is problematic because what won those NCs was partial qualifiers.

    It's part of the reason that another NC in Lincoln is unlikely.
    Ok, I must have misunderstood, my apologies. That is partially true. Partial qualifiers did play a part in those teams, no question. But now, with the Big 12 and now B1G entrance rules, it puts any of these teams behind the SEC when it comes to getting kids in with questionable academics.

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