Sure Oregon’s beaten Oregon State in the Civil War the past two seasons, which, by all means is great. But there’s something else we’re better at than OSU that actually directly affects us — mere students, alumni and faculty — instead of 240-pound linebackers who were seemingly bred to play football.
The latest US News & World Report College rankings are out, and in a shocking discovery (Ed’s Note: not so shocking), the University of Oregon is a better academic institution than our rivals to the north.
And U of O is even a better value too!
However, UO still has a ways to go to crack the Pac-10 academic elite. Stanford, Cal, USC, UCLA and UW all blew us out of the water.
Stanford – 5
Cal – 22
USC – 23
UCLA – 25 (just one more thing USC beats UCLA at)
University of Jake Locker – 41
Oregon – 111
Washington State – 111
Arizona – 120
Oregon State – 139
Arizona State – 143
For the next four months we can go back to not caring about how good our diplomas (will) look hanging on our office (cubicle?) walls, and just hope our genetically engineered three-percent body fat football players are better than theirs.