Monday, January 23, 2006

Upon Further Review

After doing some more detailed analysis of Miss America to College Football ratios, some further data became apparent. Only five times in history has the Miss America winner represented a state which had a school win a recognized National Championship. This feat has not happened in over 40 years, with the last winner being the Razorbacks from Arkansas back in 1964:

Year
Home State of Miss America
National Championship Won By
1927
Illinois
University of Illinois
1936
Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
1945
New York
Army
1960
Mississippi
University of Mississippi
1964
Arkansas
University of Arkansas


Addendums
  • We're only going for recognized major-poll championships, otherwise Alabama would add three titles to correspond with their three Miss Americas. Actually, come to think of it, Alabama has claimed 45 Miss America titles as well.
  • In 1993, Miss Florida Leanza Cornett captured the Miss America crown. That year, Florida State was awarded the #1 ranking by two major polls. However, The House Rock Built does not recognize FSU's '93 mythical national championship. The curse lives.



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