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
Ohio State 540 650 550 650
Florida 580 670 570 670
Georgia 560 650 560 650
Vanderbilt 690 770 670 770

*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…

Ohio State is soooooo good at reading and writing.

Ohio State is soooooo good at reading and writing.

You keep doing you, Gordon Gee.  We’ll be counting, reading and writing down here.

And winning National Championships.

 

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

For the rest of the SEC Domination Countdown, go here.

About dudeyoucrazy

College Football Writer

Posted on May 31, 2013, in 100 Days of SEC Dominance, Blog, SEC and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I cannot stand OHST or the Big …..whatever they actually are now. They claim to be the best at football and academics yet their flagship institution matches up or doesn’t even come close to most of the SEC schools. Suck it Big Math-Challenged Conference. Oh, and when Notre Dame is the de facto champion of your conference and then gets murdered by the SEC, you really shouldn’t be talking football at all.

  2. This is beautiful. $64k in bowties and a half-million dollar renovation on his mansion done by the school (with $500 shower curtains). What a dope.

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