Oklahoma and FSU are not top research universities,in terms of total funding or in quality of scholarship.
The majority of the B10 are in group 3 research funding,uOKL is in group 6.
Great football programs like FSU or Uokl are not getting into AAU or the B10.
Please stop misrepresenting the truth, by limiting your scope of view. THIS REPORT says FSU is good and OU is rising while Nebraska is falling.
In 2009 Oklahoma was in group 6, Nebraska was in group 4, and FSU was in group 3.
In 2011 FSU was still on top and Oklahoma was ranked above Nebraska (though NU spent more).
Regardless Nebraska's inclusion in the Big Ten illustrates that it is not ALL ABOUT academic/research/AAU status, and just about anyone else here on this board agrees with that statement.
As far as BCS football schools go: UGA, Utah, ASU, VPI, NCSU, UConn, FSU are all under consideration for AAU (OU can't be for another 3 years and need to increase funding by 28%).
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