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Most of these schools feature student athletics to varying degrees. There is one sport however, that dominates the American college landscape. We’re talking, of course, about American College Football. No other college sport comes close to the total revenue making capability of Division-1 FBS football.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"bugsy33_1400869572","particle_id":5070680,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Although many colleges field football teams, only a select few have the fan base, tradition, and administrative support to compete on a national level. Most of these schools comprise the five “power conferences” in the Division I FBS subset of NCAA college football. These conferences are the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the Big Ten (B1G), the Big Twelve (Big XII), the Pacific-12 Conference (PAC-12), and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). 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It is a point of pride, not only in internet message boards, but also in business boardrooms.","picture":null,"particle_type":"bodytext","object_id":"bugsy33_1400869633","particle_id":5070685,"type":"particle"},{"shrink":null,"title":"","content_type":"","text":"Schools that can blend big time athletics, with big time academics are quickly becoming the most desirable places to achieve the full \"college experience.\" In this analysis we will rank the 64 teams that make up the 5 power conferences, as well as two independent schools, Notre Dame, and Bringham Young, which also have storied football programs. 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