Brain Bowl Week 11: Stanford at USC

Wes FreasContributor INovember 11, 2009

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 07:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal celebrates after the Cardinal scored a touchdown to go up 30-14 over the Oregon Ducks at Stanford Stadium on November 7, 2009 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Pass the wine and cheese. This week's Brain Bowl features an interesting Pac-10 matchup as upstart Stanford meets USC in Los Angeles. Let's go to the tape:


2009 Record:

Stanford: 6-3

USC: 7-2


One year cost of attending:

Stanford: $51,760

USC: $49,489


75th Percentile SAT Scores for Incoming Freshmen:

Stanford: Reading 760 , Math 780, Writing 760

USC: Reading 720 Math 740 Writing 720


Percent of Applicants Admitted:

Stanford: 9% (not a misprint!)

USC:  25%


Male-to-Female Ratio

Stanford: 48% female, 52% male

USC: 50% female, 50% male



Stanford: 19,782

USC: 33,408


Stanford is probably the most difficult school, outside of the Ivies, to gain admittance, is smaller and quainter, wins on campus environment but loses, slightly, on male-to-female ratio.

Stanford is coming off a huge win at home v Oregon and is playing much better than many predicted. The talent level is much improved and they've still got a lot to play for...a lot more than USC, actually. The Trojans are coming off a loss and a lackluster road game at ASU. I like the Cardinal +11.

Overall Brain Bowl Record 2009: 6-4 (vs spread)