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100 Best Colleges for Sports Lovers

Money Magazine

It’s no secret that colleges often breed lifelong sports fans. Whether they were players or spectators, alumni share common team traditions, memories of against-all-odds victories, and a connection they’ll cherish for years.

Of course, MONEY would never advocate choosing a school based solely on gridiron greatness or Olympic medal hauls. That’s why we partnered with Sports Illustrated to compile a list of great colleges for students who love sports-but who also want a high-quality, affordable education that positions them for career success.

To build this list, we began with colleges that made the cut in our annual Best Colleges ranking, which scores schools on affordability, academic excellence, and career outcomes. Then we added 15 sports-specific data points and split them into two buckets: athlete opportunities and fan experience. (Read a full breakdown of the methodology here.)

The results? A mix of familiar big-time schools and smaller colleges that are less known for their sports prowess, but no less competitive at their level. In other words, there’s a college for sports lovers of all types.-Kaitlin Mulhere

1. Stanford University

Athlete opportunities rank: 1
Fan experience rank: 19
Best Colleges rank: 10

Highlights:
47 Olympians on past four U.S. Olympic teams
17 national championships in the past 10 years
94% of student-athletes graduate in 6 years


If you value the student-athlete, then you’ll love being on The Farm. You’re just as likely to come across the next tech genius as an Olympian (hi, Katie Ledecky!) as you stroll across the gorgeous Palo Alto campus, where the sun is often shining but not overpowering. Football coach David Shaw, who just completed his sixth season, once said that the lack of fanfare surrounding his team, which he’s led to three Rose Bowls, is understandable because at Stanford everyone is doing something extraordinary. Need a pro football fix? Levi’s Stadium, where the 49ers play, is just a 20-minute drive down the highway. - Lindsay Schnell

2. University of Notre Dame

Athlete opportunities rank: 21
Fan experience rank: 9
Best Colleges rank: 31

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot carries the school flag on the field before the game against the Michigan State Spartans on September 17, 2005 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Highlights:
50 players in major professional leagues
80,795 average attendance at football games

Notre Dame prides itself on being different. Saturdays hit all the big notes of tradition, faith and community: The staunchly independent football team plays in a stadium with four statues of former coaches outside its gates, a reflection of 11 national championships won, and a massive mural of Jesus visible to the north. Meanwhile, athletes graduate from a top-20 university at a rate of 98% (per the NCAA’s graduation success metric) and largely enjoy broad success. Since 2000, Notre Dame women’s basketball has reached six Final Fours and won one national championship, while soccer, lacrosse, hockey and fencing teams account for six other national titles and seven national semifinal appearances. - Brian Hamilton

3. University of Michigan

Athlete opportunities rank: 33
Fan experience rank: 14
Best Colleges rank: 2

The Michigan Wolverines kick off to the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Highlights:
54 conference championships in the past 10 years
$25.3 million raised for athletics in 2016
24 Olympians on past four U.S. Olympic teams.


The epicenter of Michigan athletic culture is 107,601-seat Michigan Stadium, with the mad genius of Jim Harbaugh lifting a bellwether Big Ten football program back to prominence. But Michigan has six national championships since 2000 in non-revenue sports and its men’s basketball team played for a title in 2013, all while the sports program as a whole posts a student-athlete graduation rate of 80%, 20th among all Division I schools. Ann Arbor’s downtown and its 157 municipal parks make it a place worth visiting for fans, and it’s a mere 45-minute drive to Detroit and the three pro teams (NFL’s Lions, MLB’s Tigers, NHL’s Red Wings) who have downtown homes there. - B.H.

4. Duke University

Athlete opportunities rank: 4
Fan experience rank: 37
Best Colleges rank: 39

Cameron Crazies and fans of the Duke Blue Devils cheer prior to their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 18, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 99-94.

Highlights:
86% of student-athletes graduate in 6 years
$30.9 million raised for athletics in 2016
Students rate athletics scene a 4 out of 5 on Niche.com


Duke athletics can be summed up with a building: Cameron Indoor Stadium. The 9,314-seat, 77-year-old stone venue is hallowed ground in college basketball, and its size has given birth to perhaps the greatest ritual in college sports. In order to gain admission to big games, students erect tents outside of the stadium in what’s known as K-Ville (short for Krzyzewskiville), camping by a strict set of rules for weeks at a time. It’s worth it; Duke has won five national championships, two since 2010. But the Blue Devils are more than just hoops. Despite the traditional football tailgate-which involved elaborate costumes and low attendance to the actual game-being outlawed in 2010, under coach David Cutcliffe the team has earned a bowl berth in four of the past five seasons. - Joan Niesen

5. University of Virginia

Athlete opportunities rank: 46
Fan experience rank: 11
Best Colleges rank: 9

The Virginia Cavaliers bench celebrates during Virginia's game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at John Paul Jones Arena on February 27, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Highlights:
14,111 average attendance at men’s basketball games
51 conference championships in the past 10 years
56 intramural sports played on campus


There are few prettier settings than the campus at Virginia, and it has the high-end athletic experience to match. The school has won six NCAA titles and 21 ACC championships in the last five years and finished in the top 20 in the Director’s Cup each of the last 10 years. Even the student section is something to cheer for, as the vaunted “Hoo Crew” won the 2014 Naismith Student Section of the Year. They take intramurals and club sports seriously enough in Charlottesville that there’s a $12.4 million squash facility. And who could resist entering an intramural Cornhole tournament? Overall, it’s quite the scene. - Pete Thamel

6. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Athlete opportunities rank: 28
Fan experience rank: 18
Best Colleges rank: 45

The North Carolina Tar Heels celebrate after defeating the Maryland Terrapins in overtime in the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship at Lincoln Financial Field on May 30, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Highlights:
10 national championships in the past 10 years
55 players in major professional leagues
18,328 average attendance at men’s basketball games


You probably know about Tar Heels basketball, but the true powerhouse program at North Carolina is women’s soccer. With 21 national championships to its name, UNC’s women’s soccer program has won more titles than any other women’s program in the country, in any sport. Of course the men’s basketball program isn’t too shabby either, boasting an NCAA-best 18 Final Four appearances and notable alumni like that talented small forward from Wilmington, N.C., Michael Jordan. There are a few bigger events on the sporting calendar than UNCDuke on the hardwood, a historic rivalry in which the Tar Heels hold the edge in the all-time record. - Colin Becht

7. University of Florida

Athlete opportunities rank: 68
Fan experience rank: 4
Best Colleges rank: 15

Head coach Jim McElwain leads the Florida Gators onto the field before the game against the North Texas Mean Green at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida.

Highlights:
16 national championships in the past 10 years
61 conference championships in the past 10 years
57 players in major professional leagues


Florida is that rare school where football and basketball rule, evidenced by a period between 2006 and ’08 when the Gators’ football and men’s basketball teams won two national titles apiece. The crowds at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (nickname: The Swamp) and Exactech Arena are among the nation’s rowdiest. Students can celebrate wins or drown the sorrows of losses at The Swamp (the bar, not the stadium), The Grog House or the Salty Dog. And while some schools keep their mascots in a cage, multiple versions of Florida’s mascot swim freely in Lake Alice on the southwestern edge of campus. Just don’t feed the Gators. - Andy Staples

8. Middlebury College

Athlete opportunities rank: 15
Fan experience rank: 53
Best Colleges rank: 48

Middlebury's Women's Lacrosse defeated Trinity 9-5 to win the 2016 NCAA Championship.

Highlights:
27% of students play varsity level sports
7 national championships in the past 10 years

One of the nation’s finest liberal arts schools, Middlebury is one of the top Division III athletic programs in the nation-typically ranking at the top of the New England Small College Athletic Conference in soccer, tennis, hockey as well as lacrosse, field hockey and skiing. Ironically, the Panthers had a school-wide ban on NCAA participation until 1994. The school owns the Middlebury College Snow Bowl, which is one of two college-owned ski areas in the nation and hosts ski races throughout the winter. Middlebury also has one of the best student participation rates in college athletics, with 27% of the student body playing a varsity sport. - Gabriel Baumgaertner

9. Yale University

Athlete opportunities rank: 18
Fan experience rank: 75
Best Colleges rank: 12

Members of the Yale championship eight crew team make their way up the Charles River during the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass., on Oct. 23, 2016.

Highlights:
41 conference championships
20,547 average attendance at football games

Yale took college basketball by storm last year by winning its first Ivy League tournament in 54 years, upsetting Baylor for its first-ever NCAA tournament win and nearly knocking off Duke in the next round. Its ice hockey program has emerged as a recent force under head coach Keith Allain and won the national championship in 2013. And don’t forget about its long-standing football and regatta rivalry with Harvard. - G.B.

10. Bowdoin College

Athlete opportunities rank: 13
Fan experience rank: 71
Best Colleges rank: 20

Bowdoin teammates celebrate a play late in the game.

Highlights:
35% of students play a varsity sport
Students rank the athletic scene a 3.9 out of 5 on Niche.com

Bowdoin is a small liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine. It doesn’t have many students. Only 1,806 were enrolled for the fall 2016 semester, according to the school’s website. But athletically, there’s plenty for those students to do. The NCAA Division III (no athletic scholarships) Polar Bears field 31 varsity teams, making its program one of the biggest in the nation across all divisions (only 16 schools offer as many as 30 teams). Among its variety of offerings: Nordic skiing for men and women, co-ed sailing, squash for men and women, and, of course, ice hockey for men and women. - Mike Harris

11. Dartmouth College

Athlete opportunities rank: 90
Fan experience rank: 3
Best Colleges rank: 33

Dartmouth catcher Adam Gauthier (18) at bat during a college baseball game between the Dartmouth College Big Green and the University of Miami Hurricanes on March 5, 2017 at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field, Coral Gables, Florida. Dartmouth defeated Miami 5-0.

Highlights:
18 Olympians on past four U.S. Olympic teams
21% of students participate in varsity sports

The school may be buried in rural Hanover, N.H., but Dartmouth has one of the most unique nicknames (The Big Green), a most unusual and unofficial mascot (Keggy the Keg), and a sterling academic reputation. The Big Green check in at No. 3 in the student athlete ranking, the highest of any Ivy League school evaluated for this project (they trail only Stanford and Trinity College). While Dartmouth’s football and basketball teams usually finish toward the bottom of the Ivy League, its baseball team is one of the finest in the Ivy League. Alumni include Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, who finished second in last year’s National League Cy Young voting, and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. - G.B.

12. University of California-Los Angeles

Athlete opportunities rank: 77
Fan experience rank: 26
Best Colleges rank: 20

UCLA's Lonzo Ball (2) looks for room to pass around Washington's David Crisp in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Seattle.

Highlights:
13 national championships in past 10 years
58 players in major professional leagues

Bright lights, big city and plenty of Hollywood flair make the Westwood campus a must-visit destination. The Bruins ooze tradition, talent and are good at basically everything: UCLA boasts 113 total NCAA team championships, more than any other school in the Pac-12. Take your picture next to the John Wooden statue outside legendary Pauley Pavilion, watch the resurgent Bruins basketball team and then head across town to watch any of the local pro sports teams (Lakers, Clippers, Rams, Kings, Dodgers or, soon enough, Chargers). - L.S.

13. Rice University

Athlete opportunities rank: 41
Fan experience rank: 79
Best Colleges rank: 4

Rice third base Dane Myers (10) is greeted by teammates after scoring a run during the NCAA baseball game between the Texas A&M Aggies and Rice Owls at Reckling Park in Houston, Texas.

Highlights:
28 conference championships in the past 10 years
10% of students play a varsity sport

While moving from the Southwest Conference to the Western Athletic Conference to Conference USA, the Owls’ dominance in baseball never slowed. They claimed conference titles in all but one year from 19962015 and appeared in the College World Series seven times during that stretch, including one national championship in 03. Despite being one of the smallest schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision, Rice has also won eight conference championships in football, most recently a Conference USA title in 13. Not bad for one of the top academic schools in the country. - C.B.

14. University of Maryland

Athlete opportunities rank: 101
Fan experience rank: 23
Best Colleges rank: 19

The Maryland Terrapins hoist the trophy after beating the Purdue Boilermakers 74-64 to win the Big Ten Tournament championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse March 05, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN.

Highlights:
31 conference championships in the past 10 years
17,863 average attendance at men’s basketball games

Maryland’s men’s basketball program is renowned for its long history of success in the ACC. The program has continued to shine since Maryland joined the Big Ten in 2014, a move that ensures the Terrapins will host a handful of quality opponents at the Xfinity Center every year. Maryland hasn’t won a national championship since 2002, but the program routinely makes the NCAA tournament and ranks in the top 25 of the major polls. Few schools offer better environments for hoops zealots keen on watching a winning program in one of the nation’s top conferences. - Chris Johnson

15. University of Georgia

Athlete opportunities rank: 72
Fan experience rank: 35
Best Colleges rank: 56

Isaiah McKenzie #16 of the Georgia Bulldogs returns a punt for a 82 yard touchdown against the Lousiana-Lafayette Rajin' Cajuns at Sanford Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Athens, Georgia.

Highlights:
92,746 average attendance at football games
39 players in major professional leagues

Before Wrigley Field had ivy, Georgia had the hedges. Privet hedges have surrounded the football field at Sanford Stadium since 1929, and ever since, boys in the Peach State have grown up dreaming of playing between them. The school that produced Frank Sinkwich, Herschel Walker and Matthew Stafford sits in one of America’s great college towns. Dozens of restaurants and bars populate the downtown and Five Points areas-both a short walk from campus-and the Bulldogs love to throw a party whether they’re preparing for a football game or celebrating a win by the GymDogs, the women’s gymnastics program that won seven national titles between 1998 and 2009. - A.S.

16. University of Southern California

Athlete opportunities rank: 24
Fan experience rank: 36
Best Colleges rank: 155

USC Trojans student section cheers during the game against the UCLA Bruins at Galen Center on January 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Trojans won 84-76.

Highlights:
18 national championships in the past 10 years
25 Olympians on past four U.S. Olympic teams

The perfect weather and easy access to one of the nation’s largest cities is probably enough to entice most students to enroll at USC, but another of the school’s biggest points of attraction is its football team. The Trojans are a national powerhouse with a long track record of success. For gridiron enthusiasts eager to spend fall Saturdays watching games, it’s hard to beat a sunny afternoon at the Coliseum. - C.J.

17. University of Connecticut

Athlete opportunities rank: 97
Fan experience rank: 34
Best Colleges rank: 38

UConn Huskies Forward Napheesa Collier (24) under the rim during the first half of a women's division 1 basketball game between 6th ranked University of South Carolina and the #1 UConn Huskies on February 13, 2017, at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT.

Highlights:
8,920 average attendance at women’s basketball games
8 national championships in the past 10 years

With no men’s professional sports teams in Connecticut, UConn men’s hoops is a major draw for sports fans in the state. The Huskies have won two men’s national titles this decade, tied with Duke for the most during that span. But the school’s women’s program has been even more successful. Coach Geno Auriemma’s squad has won more than 100 consecutive games and will be a heavy favorite to win another national title this year. For students hoping to enjoy good basketball, there may not be a better choice than UConn. - C.J.

18. Ohio State University

Athlete opportunities rank: 86
Fan experience rank: 1
Best Colleges rank: 130

Kyle Snyder of the Ohio State Buckeyes wrestles against Youssif Hemida of the Maryland Terrapins at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School on January 22, 2017 in Olney, Maryland.

Highlights:
54 players in major professional leagues
$33.5 million raised for athletics in 2016
107,244 average attendance at football games


Ohio State’s enduring draw will always be its juggernaut football program, which is 61-6 in coach Urban Meyer’s five seasons. An astounding 28,808 students hold season tickets, giving Ohio Stadium one of the most electric environments in the country. Outside those fall Saturdays, the entire campus bustles with activity. More than 2,500 students play in 60 club sports and OSU has captured national championships in men’s basketball, swimming and more. The school offers 738,500 square feet of indoor recreation space, which means you don’t need to be running down on kick coverage in the Horseshoe to get swept up in the campus athletic vibe. - P.T.

19. Princeton University

Athlete opportunities rank: 5
Fan experience rank: 147
Best Colleges rank: 1

Princeton Tigers hug after Grande's goal against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the third period at the Wells Fargo Center on January 28, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Princeton won 5-4.

Highlights:
123 conference championships in the past 10 years
20% of students play varsity sports

Princeton’s devotion to athletics may best be encapsulated by the quiet of its classrooms every afternoon. With nearly one in every four students participating in varsity athletics, Princeton doesn’t hold classes from 4:30 to 7 p.m. to avoid practice conflicts for the school’s 37 varsity teams. Something is working, as the school has won 203 national titles and boasts both a Heisman Trophy winner (Dick Kazmaier) and a Bill Bradley-led Final Four team. The school in 2014 ended a 41-year streak with at least one national champion, be it individual or team. If heartbroken by that, take solace in the No. 1 academic ranking. - P.T.

20. University of Texas at Austin

Athlete opportunities rank: 103
Fan experience rank: 31
Best Colleges rank: 50

Texas Longhorn RB D'Onta Foreman (33) runs for yardage during NCAA game featuring the Texas Longhorns and the TCU Horned Frogs on November 25, 2016 at Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX.

Highlights:
58 conference championships in the past 10 years
23 Olympians on past four U.S. Olympic teams
$39.4 million raised for athletics in 2016


To attend Texas is to worship at the altar of Bevo, the famed and downright gargantuan Longhorn mascot now in his 15th iteration. Football games in Austin are one mass of burnt orange, cowboy boots and “hook ’em” hand signs, a ceremony performed to the tune of “Texas Fight.” The team has won four national titles, but beyond the hallowed confines of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, UT prides itself on its women’s athletics and Olympic-program sports, which consistently play to packed houses. Then there’s the weather to consider-at the Longhorns’ final football game in 2016, the high was 66 degrees-and barbecue, which needs no further explanation. - J.N.

21. Clemson University

Athlete opportunities rank: 100
Fan experience rank: 49
Best Colleges rank: 21

Clemson Tigers cheerleaders celebrate in confetti after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

Highlights:
46 players in major professional leagues
5th-highest athletics scene rating on Niche.com

How do you find Clemson? Just exit from Interstate 85 in Anderson, S.C., and follow the tiger paws painted on the road. The home of college football’s reigning national champion is a leafy, hilly campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell. The centerpiece of the athletics complex is Memorial Stadium, better known as Death Valley. It’s home to the most exciting entrance in college football. Clemson players rub Howard’s Rock at the top of the hill behind the east end zone and then charge down the hill, ready to face their next opponent. After each game, fans take the field to “meet at the paw” painted on the 50-yard line. - A. S.

22. Colgate University

Athlete opportunities rank: 35
Fan experience rank: 96
Best Colleges rank: 59

Tyler Rigo #2 of the Colgate Raiders dodges to the goal against the defense of Matt Schattner #8 of the Cornell Big Red during the fourth quarter at Andy Kerr Stadium on March 15, 2016 in Hamilton, New York. Cornell won 6-5.

Highlights:
19% of students participate in varsity sports
89% of student-athletes graduate in 6 years

Want to know how big sports are on Colgate’s campus? Talk to five students-odds are one of them is a Raiders varsity student-athlete. Despite a total enrollment of under 3,000 students, Colgate boasts 25 Division I teams. And true to its strong liberal-arts roots, Colgate posts a federal grad rate of 89%, fifth-best among all Division I schools. The Raiders are a force in Patriot League football, winning eight league titles since joining in 1986. Just don’t bring up the 32 season; it’s still a bit of a sore subject after Colgate went undefeated and didn’t give up a single point, yet was snubbed by the Rose Bowl. - C.B.

23. Lafayette College

Athlete opportunities rank: 79
Fan experience rank: 51
Best Colleges rank: 69

he Lafayette Leopards huddle during a college basketball game against the American University Eagles at Bender Arena on January 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Eagles won 71-57.

Highlights:
21% of students participate in varsity sports
87% of student-athletes graduate in 6 years

At first glance, Lafayette College of Easton, Pa., offers the usual array of athletic choices to its 2,450 students. There’s football, basketball, soccer, baseball and softball among its 22 varsity teams. One sport stands out: Lafayette is one of the few schools that offers fencing, fielding a men’s team and a women’s team. How rare is that? In a 35-year period starting in 1981, the number of men’s teams across the country fell from 79 to 34 and the number of women’s teams fell from 76 to 43. Elsewhere, Lafayette’s football team has met arch-rival Lehigh 152 times, the most of any Division I rivalry. Lafayette lost 45-21 in the most-recent meeting but leads the overall series 78-69-5. - M.H.

24. Boston College

Athlete opportunities rank: 30
Fan experience rank: 61
Best Colleges rank: 150

Boston College hockey players celebrate winning the Women's Beanpot hockey championship game against Northeastern University on Feb. 7, 2017.

Highlights:
37 players in major professional leagues
$9 million raised for athletics in 2016

With total undergraduate enrollment under 10,000, Boston College and its sports scene are known for their intimacy and family feel. The Eagles can thank Doug Flutie and his 1984 Hail Mary for that, as they established a football tradition that’s marked by a close-knit alumni base that turns up to tailgate, even with the team missing bowl berths in three of the last six seasons. That makes the pregame scene a communal (and tipsy) one outside the aptly named Alumni Stadium on Saturdays. Throw in a much-loved hockey team that’s made the Frozen Four 10 times since 2000 (and won it all in four of those years), and there’s plenty for Eagles fans to cheer. - J.N.

25. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Athlete opportunities rank: 84
Fan experience rank: 60
Best Colleges rank: 63

Wisconsin Badgers fans celebrate a touchdown during the Cotton Bowl matchup between the Western Michigan Broncos and the Wisconsin Badgers on January 2, 2017 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Wisconsin won the game 24-16.

Highlights:
35 conference championships in the past 10 years
27 Olympians on past four U.S. Olympic teams

Before the fourth quarter of football games, Camp Randall Stadium literally shakes as 80,000-plus fans jump around to, well, “Jump Around,” the rap anthem from House of Pain. Lively Madison is one of the country’s best good-time college cities, whether you stroll the farmer’s market circling the state capitol building in warmer months or walk iced-over Lake Mendota in the winter. Football (three Big Ten titles since 2011) and men’s basketball (Final Four trips in 14 and 15) are regular contenders boasting tremendous home-game atmospheres. With a federal student athlete grad rate of 70%, the school also does serious pursuits almost as well as fun. - B.H.

26. University of Richmond
Best Colleges: 114; Athletes: 45; Fans: 76

27. Amherst College
Best Colleges: 7; Athletes: 10; Fans: 169

28. Providence College
Best Colleges: 134; Athletes: 89; Fans: 32

29. Villanova University
Best Colleges: 157; Athletes: 54; Fans: 59

30. Wake Forest University
Best Colleges: 150; Athletes: 119; Fans: 27

31. Michigan State University
Best Colleges: 54; Athletes: 144; Fans: 21

32. Harvard University
Best Colleges: 3; Athletes: 8; Fans: 185

33. Bates College
Best Colleges: 61; Athletes: 14; Fans: 167

34. University of Washington
Best Colleges: 30; Athletes: 151; Fans: 46

35. Gettysburg College
Best Colleges: 114; Athletes: 34; Fans: 122

36. Gustavus Adolphus College
Best Colleges: 74; Athletes: 50; Fans: 127

37. Vanderbilt University
Best Colleges: 27; Athletes: 155; Fans: 47

38. Northwestern Univesrity
Best Colleges: 70; Athletes: 69; Fans: 117

39. Williams College
Best Colleges: 49; Athletes: 6; Fans: 192

40. Claremont McKenna College
Best Colleges: 71; Athletes: 19; Fans: 182

41. (tie) Denison University
Best Colleges: 140; Athletes: 25; Fans: 182

41. (tie) Davidson College
Best Colleges: 46; Athletes: 94; Fans: 120

43. Texas A&M University
Best Colleges: 13; Athletes: 228; Fans: 6

44. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Best Colleges: 22; Athletes: 172; Fans: 58

45. College of the Holy Cross
Best Colleges: 65; Athletes: 107; Fans: 107

46. (tie) Syracuse University
Best Colleges: 294; Athletes: 56; Fans: 57

46. (tie) Hamilton College
Best Colleges: 40; Athletes: 26; Fans: 214

48. DePauw University
Best Colleges: 67; Athletes: 87; Fans: 140

49. Bucknell University
Best Colleges: 152; Athletes: 32; Fans: 160

50. Georgia Institute of Technology
Best Colleges: 35; Athletes: 223; Fans: 30

51. McDaniel College
Best Colleges: 100; Athletes: 104; Fans: 123

52. Union College
Best Colleges: 98; Athletes: 27; Fans: 202

53. University of Iowa
Best Colleges: 198; Athletes: 185; Fans: 5

54. Brown University
Best Colleges: 31; Athletes: 7; Fans: 268

55. Pennsylvania State University
Best Colleges: 220; Athletes: 93; Fans: 93

56. University of Minnesota
Best Colleges: 58; Athletes: 225; Fans: 43

57. Pomona College
Best Colleges: 22; Athletes: 31; Fans: 267

58. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Best Colleges: 18; Athletes: 241; Fans: 66

59. Ursinus College
Best Colleges: 278; Athletes: 43; Fans: 136

60. Tufts University
Best Colleges: 89; Athletes: 22; Fans: 252

61. Georgetown University
Best Colleges: 84; Athletes: 66; Fans: 215

62. Wheaton College
Best Colleges: 75; Athletes: 40; Fans: 255

63. Wofford College
Best Colleges: 121; Athletes: 93; Fans: 184

64. Florida State University
Best Colleges: 197; Athletes: 222; Fans: 17

65. Gonzaga University
Best Colleges: 114; Athletes: 213; Fans: 70

66. Westminster College
Best Colleges: 206; Athletes: 58; Fans: 181

67. University of California-Berkeley
Best Colleges: 6; Athletes: 162; Fans: 180

68. College of William and Mary
Best Colleges: 36; Athletes: 158; Fans: 171

69. Indiana University
Best Colleges: 77; Athletes: 263; Fans: 56

70. Trinity College
Best Colleges: 104; Athletes: 2; Fans: 308

71. Furman University
Best Colleges: 208; Athletes: 44; Fans: 226

72. University of Delaware
Best Colleges: 54; Athletes: 177; Fans: 172

73. University of Oklahoma
Best Colleges: 246; Athletes: 236; Fans: 20

74. Texas Christian University
Best Colleges: 500; Athletes: 96; Fans: 40

75. Simpson College
Best Colleges: 296; Athletes: 141; Fans: 100

76. Colby College
Best Colleges: 75; Athletes: 9; Fans: 343

77. Auburn University
Best Colleges: 206; Athletes: 285; Fans: 3

78. Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Best Colleges: 175; Athletes: 42; Fans: 274

79. Centre College
Best Colleges: 274; Athletes: 47; Fans: 274

80. Linfield College
Best Colleges: 221; Athletes: 147; Fans: 148

81. Washington and Lee University
Best Colleges: 29; Athletes: 20; Fans: 373

82. Brigham Young University
Best Colleges: 5; Athletes: 329; Fans: 77

83. James Madison University
Best Colleges: 112; Athletes: 282; Fans: 72

84. Lehigh University
Best Colleges: 103; Athletes: 60; Fans: 302

85. Loras College
Best Colleges: 376; Athletes: 160; Fans: 69

86. Southern Methodist University
Best Colleges: 452; Athletes: 131; Fans: 62

87. (tie) Muhlenberg College
Best Colleges: 87; Athletes: 88; Fans: 291

87. (tie) Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Best Colleges: 105; Athletes: 261; Fans: 109

89. University of Pennsylvania
Best Colleges: 26; Athletes: 59; Fans: 351

90. University of Nebraska
Best Colleges: 364; Athletes: 242; Fans: 2

91. Augustana College (South Dakota)
Best Colleges: 306; Athletes: 248; Fans: 28

92. (tie) Augustana College (Illinois)
Best Colleges: 521; Athletes: 39; Fans: 135

92. (tie) Baylor University
Best Colleges: 565; Athletes: 111; Fans: 41

94. Assumption College
Best Colleges: 193; Athletes: 207; Fans: 137

95. Sewanee The University of the South
Best Colleges: 312; Athletes: 51; Fans: 236

96. The Citadel
Best Colleges: 86; Athletes: 255; Fans: 149

97. University of Utah
Best Colleges: 106; Athletes: 315; Fans: 80

98. Columbia University
Best Colleges: 52; Athletes: 16; Fans: 408

99. Messiah College
Best Colleges: 147; Athletes: 99; Fans: 280

100. Presbyterian College
Best Colleges: 315; Athletes: 194; Fans: 101

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