65. Washington State
Top 2017-18 sport: women’s soccer. Trajectory: Up. For the first time in the current five-year rankings window, the Cougars broke into the top 100, vaulting all the way to 80th. For a school that made less and spent less than any other Power Five public university in 2016-17, that’s progress. The scarcely conceivable No. 170 ranking in 2014-15 will likely keep the Cougars last until it comes off the books in 2020.