New college rankings & AFC preview

Originally Published: August 19, 2014
By Gregg Easterbrook | ESPN.com

The NCAA and the football-factory conferences endlessly say their players are not unpaid semipros; rather, they're true student-athletes.

So let's take them at their word and rank the country's top college football programs with education as important as victory.

Introducing ESPN Grade, a whole new way to think about college sports rankings. ESPN Grade combines on-field performance with commencement-day performance.

Here's how it works: ...

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