College Football Playoff 2016 Top 25: Comparing Football and Academic Rankings published the results of New America's academic ranking of the 2016 College Football Playoff teams. I'll let you check out the source to find out how those academic rankings are calculated and what they mean, but the short version is that it's based on the graduation rate of the student athletes.

I used Power BI to create a dynamic, interactive scatter plot of that data.

I went back and pulled the same numbers for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, too. I added that as a "play axis" on the PBI scatter chart so that we can see changes from year to year. There sure is a lot of movement in the CFP rankings.

Though I'm super proud of my Clemson Tigers, Alabama's consistently high performance in both regards is impressive.

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