Universities With The Dumbest College Mascots

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List Criteria: Mascots associated with any institution of higher education (2 or 4 year schools)

Weird college mascots abound across America's colleges. Whether they're doing silly sideline dances or showing up on university apparel, school funny mascots are a huge part of a college's identity, and everyone seems to have an opinion on them -- especially when it comes to the dumb college mascots. This list of stupid mascots is ranked by the wisdom of the crowd, so you know that these are the most hated mascots in the country. Show your fighting spirit by adding your own picks, or voting on the list below.

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    Artie the Artichoke

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    The Fighting Pickle

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    Fighting Okra

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    - 50

    most listed
    Geoducks

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    - 68

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Wichita State University WuShock

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    ranked low on reranks
    Scrotie the Scrotum

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    Stanford Tree

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    ranked low on reranks
    The Blue Blob

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    Brutus Buckeye

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    + 86
    - 50


    University of California, Santa Cruz Sammy the Slug

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    - 67

    often listed
    Syracuse University Otto the Orange

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  12. 12
    + 69
    - 55


    Billiken

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  13. 13
    + 56
    - 26


    Morty the Eutectic, aka Mortimer McPestle

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  14. 14
    + 58
    - 31


    Cobbers

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  15. 15
    + 50
    - 38


    Johnny Poet

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  16. 16
    + 43
    - 27


    The Ichabod

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  17. 17
    + 45
    - 30


    Boll Weevils

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  18. 18
    + 48
    - 48


    Salukis

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    - 30


    University of Idaho Joe Vandal

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    - 43


    John Harvard

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    Rainbow Warriors

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    - 40


    Central Michigan University Flying 'C'

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    + 28
    - 11

    added by dropanchor
    Gunston

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    + 13
    - 2

    added by Miles Yetter
    Student Prince

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    + 41
    - 28


    Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishop

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    Golden Bobcats

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    Presbyterian College Blue Hose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Universities With The Dumbest College Mascots

    added by kipfista
    The Blue Hose

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    San Francisco State University The Gator

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    University of Tennessee Smokey IX

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    University of California, Irvine Peter the Anteater

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    ranked low on reranks & added by danidu80
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University HokieBird

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  32. 32
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    - 41


    University of Mississippi Rebel Black Bear

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  33. 33
    + 24
    - 48

    often listed
    Cornell University Big Red Bear

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  34. 34
    + 32
    - 53

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Yellow Jackets

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  35. 35
    + 27
    - 30


    Fordham University Ram

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  36. 36
    + 28
    - 18

    ranked low on reranks & added by dropanchor
    Captain Cane

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    - 30


    University of Manitoba Bison

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Notre Dame Leprechaun

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    - 49

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Bullldogs

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  40. 40
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    - 32


    University of California, San Diego Triton

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  41. 41
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    - 31


    Wildcat Willy

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    - 17

    added by BillWright
    University of California, Santa Barbara The Gaucho Banana Slug 

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    - 25

    added by danidu80
    Lil' Red, Herbie Husker

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  44. 44
    + 8
    - 14


    Western Michigan University Buster Bronco

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  45. 45
    + 23
    - 20

    added by danidu80
    University of Delaware YoUDee, University of Delaware Blue Hen

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  46. 46
    + 13
    - 21


    Eastern Michigan University Swoop

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  47. 47
    + 24
    - 25

    added by beernbugs
    Purdue University Boilermaker Special

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  48. 48
    + 2
    - 0

    new! & added by Tom Derr
    Sycamore Sam

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  49. 49
    + 2
    - 1

    added by Tom Derr
    University of Minnesota Goldy Gopher

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  50. 50
    + 19
    - 24

    added by danidu80
    University of New Mexico Lobo

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