The BCS is highly dependent on the success of its member schools in academics for marketability, economic success and just the general value of the league itself. Some conferences are far superior to others in the academic game, and need to focus on their balance between athletic influence and academic influence on their students.
Coming off an NCAA rule violations by South Carolina, the idea of academic success over handouts has become an even bigger issue than it already was. These players are student-athletes—their payment to play is in scholarships, which are intended for their success in school, as most student-athletes go on to be professionals in something other than sports.
The conferences that are most effective in governing academic success over athletics are listed here.