College Universities With the Best College Sports Programs  

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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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1,893 2,255
University of Florida is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

2
1,752 2,422
University of Michigan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

3
1,658 2,175
Ohio State University is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

4
1,084 1,661
University of Alabama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States of America

5
1,024 1,406
Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Stanford, California, United States of America

6
963 1,521
University of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

7
995 1,549
University of California, Los ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

8
1,216 1,884
University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Austin, Texas, United States of America

9
857 1,072
Michigan State University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
LizzardKing added East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

10
994 1,454
University of North Carolina a... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

11
833 1,250
University of Oregon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

12
797 1,455
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

13
665 1,051
University of Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America

14
779 1,230
Duke University is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

15
691 1,114
Louisiana State University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

16
795 950
University of Louisville is listed (or ranked) 16 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 : ...

17
464 595
University of Wisconsin-Madiso... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
wiabux added Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

18
613 966
Florida State University is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

19
459 640
Pennsylvania State University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
danidu80 added University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

20
581 939
University of Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

21
495 912
University of Georgia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Athens, Georgia, United States of America

22
442 745
Auburn University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

23
543 1,099
University of Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

24
103 71
University of Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Becca Dora added

25
424 1,005
University of Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Mansfield, Connecticut, United States of America

26
411 834
University of Miami is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America

27
380 660
Texas A&M University is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
crowe added College Station, Texas, United States of America

28
137 228
Clemson University is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
wiabux added Clemson, South Carolina, United States of America

29
380 730
Syracuse University is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Syracuse, New York, United States of America

30
230 491
University of Arizona is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
wiabux added Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

31
125 191
West Virginia University is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
wiabux added Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America

32
127 216
University of Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Bocco Minton added Oxford, Mississippi, United States of America

33
294 764
University of Kansas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

34
284 645
Oklahoma State University–Stil... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States of America

35
244 571
University of Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
halta003 added Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

36
103 208
University of Nebraska–Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
AwesomeEmpire9 added Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

37
241 588
University of Washington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

38
249 571
University of South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
porche4629 added Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

39
91 172
University of Maryland, Colleg... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
AidanBitterman added College Park, Maryland, United States of America

40
88 160
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zxray added Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America

41
30 65
Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Zach Eschenbrenner added Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

42
48 99
Texas Christian University is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

43
18 61
Rutgers University is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Zach Eschenbrenner added New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

44
56 163
Gonzaga University is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
martmich added Spokane, Washington, United States of America

45
73 160
Indiana University is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
srappaport added Midwestern United States, Monroe County, United States of America

46
20 53
Vanderbilt University is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Zach Eschenbrenner added Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

47
97 266
Texas Tech University is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
JamesMartin added Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

48
56 162
North Dakota State University is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
RobLein added Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

49
48 137
University of Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
GarrettWalker added Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

50
89 106
University of Virginia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
prisonmike added Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America - Public University