8. NORTH CAROLINA
In fall season alone Tar Heels won national title in men's soccer, finished second in women's soccer and made top 20 in four other sports. Football team produced two of first six NFL draftees ( Julius Peppers, Ryan Sims). Overall, 22 of 28 teams made NCAA postseason. Did someone mention men's basketball (8-20)? Didn't think so.
On top of usual success in football (final rank: No. 4) and women's basketball (No. 3), Volunteers made top 5 in men's and women's tennis and men's track (won NCAA indoor championship). Knoxville school is so flush with sports riches that it has two Olympic-sized pools—and excellent swimmers to put in them.
Wolverines led the nation in football attendance for 27th time in 28 years, and team made top 20. Ann Arbor was nirvana for both kinds of hockey: women won national title in field version and men were No. 4 on ice. Insiders say: "The best place to see a game here is Yost Ice Arena. It's the Cameron Indoor Stadium of college hockey."
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