Brains Vs Wins – March Madness 2013

March Madness – Brains vs Wins 2013 [infographic]
If academics have anything to do with March Madness, then the Duke Blue Devils take the tournament for the second year in a row. tallied the basketball player grad rates and win rates over the last 6 years and came up with a Student Athlete Score for each school.

The winner?

Duke University. The two highest scoring schools in the tournament were Duke and Kansas. Both have solid teams that have won a lot of games over the past 6 years, but what really pushed both to the forefront is that they have graduated 100% of their players*.

In total, 11 schools deserve mention for maintaining a 100% graduation rate for their basketball players (3 more than 2012, and 6 more than in 2011):

  • Duke
  • Belmont
  • Harvard
  • Notre Dame
  • Kansas
  • Villanova
  • Western Kentucky
  • Bucknell
  • Davidson
  • Illinois
  • Pacific

* Source: NCAA Graduation Success Rate data

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