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THE SI 200
October 07, 2002
The best of the rest, plus the skinny on all 124 also-rans
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October 07, 2002

The Si 200

The best of the rest, plus the skinny on all 124 also-rans

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61. IOWA STATE
Best college wrestler ever, Cael Sanderson (159-0), led Cyclones grapplers to No. 2 finish; four women's teams made top 20

62. IOWA
Wrestling 4th at NCAAs, gymnastics 5th; three other top 25 teams; FB won Alamo Bowl; John Irving, Tom Brokaw alums

63. [Square Hat]VANDERBILT
Commodores had five top 20 teams, led by No. 5 women's basketball; only SEC school ranked in U.S. News academic top 25

64. TCU
Alma mater of Dan Jenkins made top 25 in golf, women's hoops, women's tennis; Horned Frogs blow 120-decibel train horn after wins

65. UTAH
Women 3rd in skiing, 4th in gymnastics, 15th in v-ball; FB won Vegas Bowl; hoops made NCAAs; dorms were Olympic village

66. HAWAII
Rainbows No. 1 in men's volleyball, No. 13 in women's; hoops made NCAAs; FB 9-3; fans wave fronds for luck; no surfing club

67. PITTSBURGH
Hoops made Sweet 16; improved 7-5 FB team; top 25 swim squad; was first school to wear numbers on FB jerseys (1908)

68. COLORADO STATE
Three women's teams made top 25 (hoops, volleyball, X-C); Rams' FB squad played in its third straight bowl; good rodeo club

69. NORTHERN IOWA
Panthers reached I-AA FB semis; top 20 in three sports; women's rugby won second straight D-II title; Kurt Warner an alum

70. [Square Hat]MAINE
Bears were No. 2 in hockey, made NCAAs in baseball, I-AA FB; school sports events aired on Stephen King-owned radio station

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