Posted by reinsel on 8/8/2011 12:59:00 PM (view original):
Many of the ACC schools are over-baselined. Though I would not think Clemson/Miami/VT need to be worse than a B though.
Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, NC State and Boston College are all A- level, which seems out of wack with the other A- schools:
Georgetown, Louisville, Cincy, Indiana, Wisconsin, Florida, Stanford & Oklahoma. I'd argue that any group of 4 of those 8 are better than Wake/GT/NCState/BC.
Virginia doesn't need to be a B+ and Maryland could be just a regular A- instead of an A as well.
Yeah, I agree with some of those, just not the original three schools that js pointed out.
That said, we all know there are plenty of baselines that don't really make sense today (almost a decade after WIS initially assigned values).
Also, it's not the baseline prestiges that are propping up their current prestiges, it's the outrageous conference success. (That's pretty easy to ascertain; just take a look at other schools that have the same baseline prestiges as FSU, Va Tech, etc. that have equal or better resumes and lower current prestiges.)