A crucial element is missing from all the recent debate about who truly is the number one team in college football, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., President and founder of the Rainbow PUSH, said today. Academic performance should be a factor in BCS rankings, he said.
Graduation success rates and academic progress rates – both of which are tracked by the NCAA – should be a factor, Rev. Jackson said. “On a scale of 10, at least give two points on that scale. The teams with the best academic performance should be considered for some kind of recognition.”