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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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81. SOUTH FLORIDA
Bulls made top 25 in baseball, three other sports; fun IM: Average Joe Olympics (FB throw, etc.); Gigi Fernandez tennis coach

82. FURMAN
Paladins No. 2 in I-AA FB; LPGAers Betsy King, Dottie Pepper, Beth Daniels alums of small S.C. school; cheer: "FU all the time!"

83. MISSISSIPPI
Rebels No. 9 in tennis; hoops made NCAAs; Eli Manning-QB'd FB team went 7-4; catchy but nonsensical "Hotty Toddy" cheer

84. SMU
Life after Death Penalty: three top 10s (track, soccer, women's swimming), four NCAA individual titles; 15 hoops wins; FB 4-7

85. HOUSTON
Baseball was No. 10, women's swimming No. 22; two NCAA individual diving titles; spiffy new rec center; FB a disaster (0-11)

86. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Six-time I-AA FB champ Eagles made '01 semis; third straight trip to baseball NCAAs; FB field known for swarms of gnats

87. FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Owls' hoops, baseball teams made NCAAs; Boca Raton school has palm-tree-lined fields; paintball club; Carrot Top an alum

88. [Square Hat]GEORGETOWN
Paul Tagliabue's alma mater 0-6 in Patriot League FB (3-7 overall); hoops went 19-11; women made top 5 in lacrosse, X-C

89. [Square Hat]NORTHWESTERNI
Top 20 in swimming, women's tennis, but FB crashed (4-7); odd tradition: throwing marshmallows into tuba at FB games

90. [Square Hat]TULANE
Made NCAAs in baseball, women's hoops; set college baseball crowd record (27,673 in Superdome in April); FB fell to 3-9

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