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
1,912 2,312
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
1,787 2,460
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
1,690 2,217
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
1,112 1,701
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
979 1,551
University of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

6
1,035 1,439
Stanford University is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Stanford, California, United States of America

7
1,005 1,577
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
879 1,096
Michigan State University is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
LizzardKing added East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

9
1,226 1,911
University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Austin, Texas, United States of America

10
1,005 1,480
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
840 1,275
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
806 1,477
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
672 1,077
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
787 1,253
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
703 1,130
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
801 971
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 : National Championship            #L1C4

17
475 616
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
623 984
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
471 655
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
589 955
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
502 924
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
450 755
Auburn University is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Auburn, Alabama, United States of America

23
550 1,114
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
109 86
University of Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Becca Dora added

25
427 1,019
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
418 844
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
386 669
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
145 239
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
383 748
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
234 501
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
130 201
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
134 223
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
297 773
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
288 655
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
108 215
University of Nebraska–Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
AwesomeEmpire9 added Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

36
249 581
University of Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
halta003 added Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

37
254 578
University of South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
porche4629 added Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

38
242 596
University of Washington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Seattle, Washington, United States of America

39
94 180
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
32 72
Northwestern University is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Zach Eschenbrenner added Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

41
89 167
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zxray added Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America

42
50 105
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
58 169
Gonzaga University is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
martmich added Spokane, Washington, United States of America

44
19 70
Rutgers University is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
Zach Eschenbrenner added New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

45
76 166
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
23 61
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
99 272
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
51 143
University of Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
GarrettWalker added Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

49
53 172
Boston College is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Universities With the Best College Sports Programs
echristex added Newton, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

50
92 112
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