SBJ/November 26-December 2, 2012/Reader Survey

College, Reader Survey 2012

Conference realignment ...

... has made college sports MORE appealing. 21%
... has made college sports LESS appealing. 53%
... has had NO EFFECT on the appeal of college sports. 23%

Responses 605


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Companies/brands that have done the best job aligning with college sports

Allstate 39%
Capital One 30%
Nike 26%
Home Depot 22%
State Farm 19%

Note: Readers could make three selections.
Responses 577


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Grade the NCAA's effectiveness in dealing with rules enforcement:

A 2%
B 17%
C 34%
D 23%
F 20%

Responses 604

Biggest challenge that's facing NCAA President Mark Emmert

Debate over paying student athletes 23%
Commercialization of student athletes 22%
Revenue disparity among schools 16%
Rules enforcement 16%
Conference realignment 13%
Academic standards for student athletes 9%

Responses 603

How many years before the Penn State football program returns to the top 10?

Fewer than five seasons 22%
Six to 10 seasons 51%
More than 10 seasons 22%
They will never return to the top 10 2%

Note: Readers could make three selections.
Responses 607


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Most innovative conference

Pac-12 45%
SEC 21%
Big Ten 15%
ACC 9%
Big 12 6%
Big East 4%

Responses 583

If college football had a commissioner, it would be:

Mike Slive 18%
Jim Delany 12%
Larry Scott 12%
George Bodenheimer 11%

Responses 588


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Most effective conference commissioner

Mike Slive, SEC 34%
Larry Scott, Pac-12 26%
Jim Delany, Big Ten 14%
John Swofford, ACC 11%
Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 4%
Mike Aresco, Big East 3%

Responses 603

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