One really unique feature of college football is the prestige that certain schools have. Historically dominant teams like Alabama, Notre Dame, and USC have a lasting appeal that gives them huge advantages in things like recruiting, coaching searches, and much more.
In NCAA Football 14, EA Sports grouped programs into prestige tiers. The highest prestige college football programs have a prestige rating of 6 stars while the lowest prestige schools have a rating of only 1 star. Most colleges fall somewhere in the middle.
As you win more games and establish a tradition of winning you can see your prestige rating start to go up and you’ll notice that you get more and more top recruits interested in your school. Everything becomes much easier once you get to be a 5 star or 6 star school.
If you start to have losing seasons or don’t live up to the hype, you’ll quickly see your school’s prestige rating fall.
Out of all of the Division 1 college football teams, there are 11 teams with 6 star prestige, 12 teams with 5 star prestige, and 12 teams with 4 star prestige.
Hopefully this feature is maintained as we head into the next college football video game that EA Sports recently announced.
Below you can find the schools in NCAA Football 14 that are at the top levels of prestige.
6 Star Prestige Schools
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
5 Star Prestige Schools
- Penn State
- South Carolina
- Boise State
- Florida State
- Texas A&M
- Virginia Tech
- Oklahoma State
4 Star Prestige Schools
- Georgia Tech
- Michigan State
- North Carolina
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Which schools deserve to be on this list that were left out?
If you don’t see your team on this list and are curious what prestige rating they have in NCAA Football 14, just leave a comment below!