Ohio State is No. 1. No, not in another preseason football poll that surfaced, but it is No. 1 in a ranking that coach Urban Meyer is very pleased about.
The Buckeyes were named the nation’s top school in a ranking that combined great football with great education. The website College Factual put together the rankings that combined athletic competitiveness with Academic Progress Rate (APR) and a few other factors.
The Buckeyes checked in at No. 1 ahead of schools like Notre Dame, Alabama and Wisconsin. Here’s the top 10 from the list:
1. Ohio State
4. Notre Dame
9. Georgia Tech
Meyer boasted about the ranking recently on Twitter.
One of Meyer’s initiatives since taking over in Columbus has been Real Life Wednesdays, a program that brings in guest speakers to talk with the Buckeyes about their future and careers outside of football.