I am reluctant to bring this issue back to the table, but attached is a link to report created by the Williams baseball coach criticizing the de-emphasis on athletics at Williams.
I think everyone feels strongly about this situation (one way or another), and I don't want this thread to turn into yet another fiery debate, but there is some interesting info embedded in this document. Clearly it's biased, but nevertheless, it answers some of our questions.
Primarily, we now have a bit more information regarding how Williams assigns academic ratings. Low-band athletes who receive scores of 1150 - 1250 are assigned ratings of 7, out of 9.
"Protects" with academic ratings of 3's have SAT scores between 1450 - 1520. Therefore we know that academic "2's" and academic "1's" have SAT scores exceeding 1520.
Here's the website: http://www.ephblog.com/archives/imag...ho_gets_in.htm