Athletics -- Overall

Athletics is another of  the four major categories used to compare the schools, along with Academics, Cost and Quality of Life.  In order to get an overall comparison, the schools are compared on the following sub-categories:

  • Intramural Sports Programs
  • Intercollegiate Sports Programs
  • Number of NCAA Championshipos (all sports)
  • Football Bowl Appearances
  • Football Bowl Wins
  • Football National Championships
  • Basketball Final Four Appearances
  • Basketball National Championships

Each school is then graded in each of the subcategories and then averaged for an overall score, with certain sub-categories weighted more than others.  They are then ranked numerically, with the results below.

    School                                       Team Name             Division               Rank 

StanfordUniversity

Cardinal

Pac 10

1

University of California (UCLA)

Bruins

Pac 10

2

University of Southern California

Trojans

Pac 10

3

University of Arkansas

Razorbacks

SEC

4

YaleUniversity

Bulldogs

Ivy

5

KenyonCollege

Lords/Ladies

NCAC

6

AbileneChristianUniversity

Wildcats

Lone Star

7

OklahomaStateUniversity

Cowboys

Big 12

8

University of Michigan

Wolverines

Big Ten

9

University of North Carolina

Tar Heels

ACC

10

PrincetonUniversity

Tigers

Ivy

11

University of Texas

Longhorns

Big 12

12

LouisianaStateUniversity

Tigers

SEC

13

College of New Jersey

Lions

NJAC

14

MiddleburyCollege

Panthers

NESCAC

15

University of Iowa

Hawkeyes

Big Ten

16

PennStateUniversity

Nittany Lions

Big Ten

17

IndianaUniversity

Hoosiers

Big Ten

18

WilliamsCollege

Ephs

NESCAC

19

University of California

Golden Bears

Pac 10

20

Florida Southern College

Moccasins

SunshineState

21

University of Oklahoma

Sooners

Big 12

22

NorthCentralCollege

Cardinals

CCIW

23

St. Augustine's College

Trojans

CIAA

24

OhioStateUniversity

Buckeyes

Big Ten

25

VillanovaUniversity

Wildcats

Big East

26

University of Wisconsin

Badgers

Big Ten

27

University of Maryland

Terrapins

ACC

28

University of Virginia

Cavaliers

ACC

29

LincolnUniversity

Lions

Independent

30

MethodistCollege

Monarchs

USA South

31

University of Notre Dame

Fighting Irish

Independent

32

University of Georgia

Bulldogs

SEC

33

University of Nebraska

Huskers

Big 12

34

ColumbiaUniversity

Lions

Ivy

35

MichiganStateUniversity

Spartans

Big Ten

36

ArizonaStateUniversity

Sun Devils

Pac 10

37

JohnsHopkinsUniversity

Blue Jays

Centennial

38

HarvardUniversity

Crimson

Ivy

39

WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis

Bears

UAA

40

IowaStateUniversity

Cyclones

Big 12

41

University of Illinois

Illini

Big Ten

42

North DakotaStateUniversity

Bisons

North Central

43

University of Colorado

Buffaloes

Big 12

44

U.S. Naval Academy

Midshipmen

Patriot

45

AdamsState College

Grizzlies

RMAC

46

University of Tennessee

Volunteers

SEC

47

DukeUniversity

Blue Devils

ACC

48

University of Oregon

Ducks

Pac 10

49

AmherstCollege

Jeffs

NESCAC

50

University of Minnesota

Golden Gophers

Big Ten

51

DartmouthCollege

Big Green

Ivy

52

University of Arizona

Wildcats

Pac 10

53

WakeForestUniversity

Demon Deacons

ACC

54

CornellUniversity

Big Red

Ivy

55

University of Kentucky

Wildcats

SEC

56

New YorkUniversity

Violets

UAA

57

TrinityUniversity

Tigers

SCAC

58

University of Florida

Gators

SEC

59

BrighamYoungUniversity

Cougars

Mountain West

60

University of Kansas

Jayhawks

Big 12

61

University of Miami

Hurricanes

Big East

62

BrownUniversity

Bears

Ivy

63

University of Pennsylvania

Quakers

Ivy

64

EmoryUniversity

Eagles

UAA

65

University of Alabama

Crimson Tide

SEC

66

FloridaStateUniversity

Seminoles

ACC

67

BostonUniversity

Terriers

Colonial

68

BrandeisUniversity

Judges

UAA

69

MacalasterCollege

Scots

MIAC

70

WheatonCollege

Thunder

CCIW

71

DavidsonCollege

Wildcats

Southern

72

University of Washington

Huskies

Pac 10

73

Washington and LeeUniversity

Generals

ODAC

74

TempleUniversity

Owls

Atlantic 10

75

CarletonCollege

Knights

MIAC

76

BucknellUniversity

Bison

Patriot

77

BostonCollege

Eagles

Big East

78

University of Cincinnati

Bearcats

Conf. USA

79

TexasA&MUniversity

Aggies

Big 12

80

PurdueUniversity

Boilermakers

Big Ten

81

University of Missouri

Tigers

Big 12

82

Rutgers

Scarlet Knights

Big East

83

University of South Carolina

Gamecocks

SEC

84

Northwestern University

Wildcats

Big Ten

85

GeorgetownUniversity

Hoyas

Big East

86

University of Chicago

Maroons

UAA

87

TulaneUniversity

Green Wave

Conf. USA

88

RiceUniversity

Owls

WAC

89

M.I.T.

Engineers

NEWMAC

90

University of Mississippi

Rebels

SEC

91

GonzagaUniversity

Bulldogs

West Coast

92

CaseWestern ReserveUniversity

Spartans

UAA

93

WesleyanUniversity

Cardinals

NESCAC

94

U.S.AirForceAcademy

Falcons

Mountain West

95

BowdoinCollege

Polar Bears

NESCAC

96

TuftsUniversity

Jumbos

NESCAC

97

VanderbiltUniversity

Black and Gold

SEC

98

BatesCollege

Bobcats

NESCAC

99

San DiegoStateUniversity

Aztecs

Mountain West

100

OberlinCollege

Yeomen/Yeowomen

NCAC

101

VassarCollege

Brewers

UCAA

102

CarnegieMellonUniversity

Tartans

UAA

103

PomonaCollege

Sagehens

SCIAC

104

SwarthmoreCollege

Garnet

Centennial

105

California Institute of Technology

Beavers

SCIAC

106

Georgia Institute of Technology

Yellow Jackets

ACC

107

GrinnellCollege

Pioneers

Midwest

108

HaverfordCollege

Fords

Centennial

109

St. John'sCollege (Md)

N/A

N/A

110

MountHolyokeCollege

Lyons

NEWMAC

111

DePaulUniversity

Blue Demons

Conf. USA

112

SmithCollege

Pioneers

NEWMAC

113

TuskegeeUniversity

Golden Tigers

SIAC

114

Cooper Union

N/A

N/A

114

Rhode IslandSchool of Design

N/A

N/A

116

SarahLawrenceCollege

Gryphons

HudsonValley

117

WellesleyCollege

N/A

NEWMAC

118

BrynMawrCollege

Owls

Centennial

119

HollinsUniversity

N/A

ODAC

120

ReedCollege

N/A

N/A

120

Culinary Institute of America

N/A

N/A

122

College of the Atlantic

N/A

N/A

123

Illinois Institute of Technology

Scarlet Hawks

NAIA/CCAC

124

JuilliardSchool

N/A

N/A

125

New SchoolUniversity

N/A

N/A

125