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USC football: Trojans play most 'academically prestigious schedule'

September 15, 2011 | 12:07 pm

Usc-logo_250 As noted in a recent Times story, USC is having trouble scoring points.

But the Trojans scored better than any other college football team when Darren Everson of the Wall Street Journal set out to find the team that played the "most academically prestigious schedule."

"To find out which major-college football team plays the most academically prestigious schedule, the Count averaged the results of three commonly cited academic rankings to assign a value to each 2011 opponent played by every school in major-college football," he wrote.

USC won because it "faces an academic murderer's row of Stanford, California, UCLA and Notre Dame," the story said.

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