05/15/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Academics Of March Madness

Each year, U.S. News and World Report famously ranks the country's best colleges. They're now joining in on March Madness fun by using their ranking system to list Division I basketball teams in order of their academic strength.

The clever system gives academic laurels to athletic underdogs -- for example, Rice University, not widely known for the skills of its basketball team, holds the foremost scholastic place in its league.

See the complete listings here.

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