Aside from the obvious, Stanford, which high level d1 schools have the most academic prowess?
New Bee wrote:
It is amazing that BYU can't make a list like this, I will never understand how they can be so well funded and still be a mediocre school.
I'm not sure I would put UVA onto your list. They haven't produced an all American in 2 decades in either the men's or women's side. They have made an occasional nationals, though.
Also if you consider UVA academics to make your list, Wake Forest is basically the same academically and with a stronger xc team most years.
Wake Forest for sure.
BYU is top 10% of all colleges. That is not mediocre. And UVA has a better history than Wake in XC.
He didn’t seem to ask about history. They underachieved as much as anyone in the country the last two years. That doesn’t qualify as great XC.
BYU is strong in a lot of areas. Unlike uva, they do have strong XC.
From 2021's NCAA XC qualifiers on the men's side, the best academic schools are:
- Stanford (5th)
- Notre Dame (9th)
- Harvard (12th)
- Georgetown (22nd)
- Princeton (23rd)
Other good schools that qualified: UMich, UNC, UT-Austin, UW, Wake Forest
Here are all of the men's teams at nationals this by what the Internet told me their average SAT was
Wake forest 1390
Air force 1320
Ole miss 1160
Keep in mind that those SAT scores are for the general student body - not necessarily athletics.
That was the question. And better schools have higher standards so there will be a correlation. I guarantee that the XC team will have better scores than the average student at the bottom half of the schools on the list.