100 Days of SEC Dominance: Day 90 – The Big Ten is Bad at Math and at Reading and at Writing and at Football and Ohio State President Gordon Gee is an idiot
“You tell the SEC when they can learn to read and write, then they can figure out what we’re doing wrong.”
That was Ohio State President Gordon Gee’s response to half-hearted (but true) accusations that the Big 10 (a conference with 14 member institutions) can’t count. You’re all adults and I’m sure with a little effort you can track down the audio recording in which he also blasts Catholics.
Oh how I love Ohio State. I’m so giddy over this quotation that I’m going to skip over making jokes about Gordon Gee’s appearance (I would have commented on how he looks like a more feminine version of the Six Flags dancing man) and Ohio State football as a whole. I’m just going to talk academics.
For starters, there is conclusive evidence that the Big 10 has 14 schools and there isn’t conclusive evidence that the SEC can’t read or write.
So I had to dig a little deeper. Upon further examination I offer this: Ohio State would be the SEC East’s fourth best institution at reading and writing. Using those two testing areas (and the SAT as the measure), here’s how Ohio State stacks up within reported data for “admitted students” and their SAT results.
|School||Reading 25th Percentile||Reading 75th Percentile||Writing 25th Percentile||Writing 75th Percentile|
*Bold = as good as Ohio State or better than Ohio State
For giggles, I did some math on the entire SEC East and added Ohio State. Now, keep in mind I’m allowed to do math because I know 14 does not equal 10. Here’s what I did: I combined all of the figures above and found a happy middle-point for students admitted. Example: Ohio State’s Reading and Writing Score = (540+650+550+650)/2. So, Ohio State scored 1195. Practically speaking, a student with an 1195 on the Reading and Writing portions of the SAT likely was accepted into the Ohio State University.
Here’s how it worked out for the rest of the field…
You keep doing you, Gordon Gee. We’ll be counting, reading and writing down here.
And winning National Championships.
That’s all I got/
For the rest of the SEC Domination Countdown, go here.