I think your confusing the concept of "Academics" with "Admission Standards". They do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. Army and Navy don't have big research reputations. At least Louisville and Cinncinati can be compared to Pittsburgh or Temple academically as urban schools with substiantial graduate programs.
Cinncinati is OSU Jr. Same with Louisville.
I don’t believe I’m confusing Academics and Admission Standards.
West Point and Princeton University are the only academic institutions in the nation that rank in the top four in both Rhodes and Hertz Scholarships awarded for excellence in under-graduate study.
Now granted USMA doesn't have a heavy emphasis on graduate work, but in comparison to other undergrad programs, it is among the nations most respected.
IMHO, I was basically saying that I thought Army/Navy brought more (in football). Its just an opinion. Who cares if Army has played ND Ever? No one will argue that ND and Army have a rivalry, because they dont. Its just the package idea. Keeping Army and Navy together somehow. Granted they don't bring alot right now (SOS), I understand that. My thought was more along the lines of "potential".
JUCOS. I've tried but have not yet found a document that shows how many Juco's were signed by Ohio State this yr. I know Florida signed 6 last yr. And that was a shocker to many. I would greatly appreciate someone finding this. They are an academic and disciplinary risk, but they are probably not as many in number as one may think.
I'm not sure what you mean by Cincinnati and Louisville being OSU jr?