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If academics mattered, who would play for the national championship?

Who would make the BCS title game if academics were factored in? TMQ has the answer. Story

Updated: December 3, 2007, 3:18 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

In a few days, hooded figures manipulating mysterious computer formulas will announce the final BCS standings and the lineup for college football's prestigious bowl games. Records, opponents, conference affiliations, polls and, it always seems, the phases of the moons of Saturn will be taken into account. But what if academics were factored in, too? What if there were an A/BCS -- an Academics-Included Bowl Championship Series?

I put that question to Lindsey Luebchow, a policy analyst ...

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