During March Madness, college basketball fans spend hours poring over websites, magazines, newspapers, anything that will give them the edge when it comes to filling out their bracket. People will spend hours in front of a computer screen comparing teams’ 3 point FG percentage, offensive efficiency and turnovers forced per possession until their eyes fall out, and for what? Despite all of our basketball knowledge it always seems like the clueless fan who spends 2 minutes to fill out their bracket wins the pool. So, if all else fails, you can always resort to the trusted method of picking the team with the cooler mascot. Without further ado, the Top 10 Mascots of teams in the 2011 NCAA basketball tournament.
1. (#3 seed) Syracuse Orange
2. (#15) Akron Zips
3. (#3) Purdue Boilermakers
4. (#7) Temple Owls
5. (#15) UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
6. (#8) UNLV Running Rebels
7. (#16) UT San Antonio Roadrunners
8. (#16) Hampton Pirates
9. (#6) St. Johns Red Storm
10. (#12) Richmond Spiders
A few of the scrubbiest mascots in this year’s March Madness.
1. (#14) Indiana St. Sycamores
2. (#16) Boston University Terriers
3. (#14) St. Peter’s Peacocks