AcademicInfluence.com Identifies the Best College Sports Programs of the Last Seven Decades
DENTON, Texas, Sept. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- AcademicInfluence.com is pleased to announce their article, "The Best College Sports Programs of the Last Seven Decades". This article features the success of colleges and universities across 57 sports since 1960. The schools are ranked using the following criteria:
While most of the sports listed are a part of the NCAA, a few sports from associations such as the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA), and Collegiate Starleague (CSL), are also represented.
Using its proprietary InfluenceRanking™ Engine—innovative machine-learning technology that objectively measures a school's influence through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni—Academic Influence ranks academic persons, institutions, and disciplinary programs. By measuring objectively, Academic Influence provides insight to students on colleges and programs that align with their specific academic and career goals. While students take many factors into consideration when searching for the right college for them, Academic Influence realizes that sports programs can weigh in as a significant factor.
A school's athletic success can influence the student population in terms of size, academic success, and diversity. Strong sports programs also create a larger donor base, benefitting the school by bringing in more funding, which allows for improvements across departments. When a college makes it to the playoffs or wins a championship, in-state enrollment increases the following academic year as students rally around their local team.
While there can be many markers of success for a sports team (star players, conference wins, etc.), Academic Influence has chosen to base its metric on championship wins. The schools in this article have the highest number of championship wins in the most sports. The schools listed below have achieved first place in one or more sports according to Academic Influence's ranking:
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