Best cheer leaders: Missouri's. Oh, my.
Worst cheer leaders: Texas A&M's. All guys.
Prettiest campus: West Point. Being alongside the Hudson on a sunny fall afternoon with the leaves turning and the Cadets on parade tops all.
Ugliest campus: Texas Tech's. Looks as if they should cancel classes and convert the school into a prison.
Worst idea ever thought of by a coach: When Ted Tollner took over at USC in 1983, he said he wanted to get the Trojans out of their black shoes and put them in—yes, Sweetie—red ones. The idea died of silence.
Best-looking uniforms: UCLA's home attire. Its elegant blue and gold bespeaks Southern California tasteful-ness, often a contradiction in terms.
Worst-looking uniforms: Penn State's all-white road togs. They look like practice outfits.
Last season the 16 bowls for the big schools shelled out $33.5 million to the competing teams, $6.2 million more than the previous season. These eight paid the most:
Rose—$5.6 million per team