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Universities With the Best College Sports Programs 

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Updated August 30, 2019 79.8k votes 10.2k voters 273.9k views 66 items

List Rules Please only consider four-year universities. Click on any list item to learn more and find the school that's right for you!

College sports programs are a large source of pride among American universities. What are the colleges with the best sports programs? It's time for the fans to decide!

Whether it's basketball, football, or even baseball season, universities and alumni want to be the best athletic program, period. What university has the best sports program? Here are the colleges with the greatest all around sports programs in the country. If you don't vote for your top athletic college, you are letting down your favorite athletes and your classmates. Don't be a cause of shame for your alma mater!

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University of Florida is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
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Ohio State University is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
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Michigan State Universit... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
LizzardKing added East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
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University of Michigan ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
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Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Stanford, California, United States of America
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University of Louisville... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
MaxwellBird added Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
2013:  Football : Dominate in BCS Allstate Sugar Bowl to beat Florida           Mens Basketball : National Championship            Women's Basketball : National Championship            #L1C4
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University of Wisconsin-... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
wiabux added Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
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University of North Caro... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
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Pennsylvania State Unive... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
danidu80 added University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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University of Alabama is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States of America
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Louisiana State Universi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
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University of Virginia ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
prisonmike added Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
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University of Texas at A... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Austin, Texas, United States of America
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University of Oklahoma ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America
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University of Oregon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Eugene, Oregon, United States of America
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Clemson University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
wiabux added Clemson, South Carolina, United States of America
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Purdue University is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Tom Derr added West Lafayette, Wabash Township, Indiana
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University of Central Fl... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Zach Eschenbrenner added Orlando, Florida, United States of America
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Duke University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
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Mississippi State Univer... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Zach Eschenbrenner added Starkville, Mississippi, United States of America
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University of California... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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University of Notre Dame... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
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West Virginia University... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
wiabux added Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America
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Auburn University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Auburn, Alabama, United States of America
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Georgia Institute of Tec... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Zach Eschenbrenner added Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America