The Big Game! Lots of tradition in this week's Brain Bowl as Cal travels to Palo Alto to take on surprising Stanford. Let's go to the tape:
One year cost of attending:
75th Percentile SAT Scores for Incoming Freshmen:
Stanford: Reading 760 , Math 780, Writing 760
Cal: Reading 710 Math 750 Writing 710
Percent of Applicants Admitted:
Stanford: 9% (not a misprint!)
Stanford: 48% female, 52% male
Cal: 54% female, 46% male
Stanford is probably the most difficult school, outside of the Ivies, to gain admittance, is smaller and quainter and is 1-0 in Brain Bowls this year, having smoked USC last week. Cal does have a decided advantage in the female-to-male ratio, however.
Cal still has lots to play for but comes into the game without stud RB Jahvid Best who's still recovering from a concussion sustained two weeks ago v Oregon State, while Stanford still holds some hope of a Rose Bowl berth v Ohio State. Rivalry games are tough, but I like Stanford playing at home -7.5.
Overall Brain Bowl Record 2009: 7-4 (vs spread)