Brain Bowl Week 9: Duke at Virginia

Wes FreasContributor IOctober 28, 2009

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 29:  Jabari Marshall #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts on the field during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Wallace Wade Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

This week's Brain Bowl features two of the nation's most prestigious institutions when Duke meets Virginiain Charlottesville. Let's go to the tape:


2009 Record:

Duke: 4-3

UVA: 3-4


One year cost of attending:

Duke: $50,925

UVA: $40,709


75th Percentile SAT Scores for Incoming Freshmen:

Duke: Reading 750 , Math 790, Writing 780

UVA: Reading 710 Math 730 Writing 720


Percent of Applicants Admitted:

Duke: 23%

UVA:  37%


Male-to-Female Ratio (New Feature!!)

Duke: 49% female, 51% male

UVA: 44% female, 36% male



Duke: 13,598

UVA: 24,257


Duke has among the absolute highest academic standards in the country,  a better female-to-male ratio and is coming off a big conference win over Maryland. Al Groh's Cavaliers are always unpredictable and crapped the bed last week with a lifeless loss at home against Georgia Tech. I'll take Duke +7.5.  

Overall Brain Bowl Record 2009: 4-4 (vs spread)