College Football Recruiting: Cheerleaders from Top 50 Schools

Dan VastaSenior Writer IIIJanuary 22, 2012

College Football Recruiting: Cheerleaders from Top 50 Schools

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    National Signing Day is one of those dates you must have circled on your college football calender, but there are a few fun and entertaining rankings that should be discussed.

    The offseason is all about those random and yet entertaining lists, so enjoy this one folks.

    Yes, I am ranking the top 50 cheerleaders based on the recent Rivals.com top 50 recruiting classes. I apologize if your team did not make the cut, but that does not mean you cannot still enjoy the finest of cheerleaders in the country.

    Note: This is suppose to be an enjoyable article so please feel free to comment or rate on which cheerleader is your favorite 

Alabama Crimson Tide

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    Alabama right now feels as if they are the best at everything— championships, recruiting, looks, on-the-field play and coaching.

    The list actually goes on a lot farther, but there are enough people out there that want the SEC dominance talk to end—I don't mind football—even though you could argue that this team off the field is every bit as intimidating as the one on.

Texas Longhorns

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    Hook 'Em!

    Well, I meant once you get hooked or lured away from the football field, you may completely forget about those bad dudes playing for Mack Brown in burnt orange.

Ohio State Buckeyes

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    The Buckeyes are a tough team to beat in Columbusor wherever they go—and it has nothing to do with Mr. Brutus.

Florida Gators

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    With the amount of SEC titles and national championships, it has been tough to decide which has been more productive.

    However, when comparing the cheerleaders and the Dazzlers, nobody ever thinks about one over the other because they both coincide. 

Michigan Wolverines

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    The maize and blue are back at it, and most will not be thinking about the squad that Brady Hoke just took to the Sugar Bowl.

Florida State Seminoles

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    The Seminoles have always been known as one of the hottest fanbases in the country, mainly because of the "cowgurls" that Jenn Sterger infamously started.

    However, unlike the football team, there is no need to hype this team up since they will never let you down.

Miami FL Hurricanes

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    It is always about the "U," even though the football team has not been able to stay relevant—at least for the right reasons. 

    If only they had as much talent like this one on the field. They would be a consistent ranked team every season.

Texas A&M Aggies

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    The Aggies are going to the SEC to compete against the best in the world, but that won't be as much of a painful struggle as you may think.

    Oh, wait were talking about football?

Oklahoma Sooners

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    You better weigh in on your favorite pictures by giving a top five or just your favorite.

    The early consensus I have already received is this Boomer Sooner, who would be my vote for number one in the nation. 

    I seriously doubt she will fail to live up to the expectations like the football team did since she pretty much has already gone undefeated in the majority of voters' books—or at least mine.

Clemson Tigers

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    Well, the football team just got embarrassed in the Orange Bowl by allowing 70 points to West Virginia.

    Still, it could be a lot worse for Tiger nation since they are stacked with young talent.

    (No, Sammy Watkins doesn't come to mind in this picture).

South Carolina Gamecocks

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    Get your game faces on for 2012 because South Carolina has recently made great strides in more ways than one.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    Notre Dame Stadium isn't called "heaven" for nothing reason.

    Sure, the stadium is amazing and the football program ranks among the most storied, regardless of sports, but it should be noted that the talent is not low anywhere you go on gameday.

Oregon Ducks

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    Maybe Darron Thomas was completely wrong to leave for the NFL.

    I mean the Oregon Ducks cheerleaders have been known as the best in the country, so it makes you wonder why he would leave from such a school with lovely people?

Tennessee Volunteers

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    The Vols could use some healthier players and better recruits on the field these days since they are not lacking that much off the gridiron.

Cal Bears

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    Jeff Tedford fools us every single time we think his program is back to national relevancy.

    After their dreadful Holiday Bowl performance against Texas, we should all have the exact opposite look of this fellow cheerleader.

USC Trojans

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    Even your your 5-year-old cousin knows that the USC Trojans cheerleaders are as good as it gets.

    USC is loaded with several former and future NFL stars, but they may have more on the sidelines as opposed to on the field—which says a lot.

Georgia Bulldogs

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    Jarvis Jones and Bacarri Rambi made great decisions coming back to school, though they will be superstars—just like this onewhenever they decide to graduate and or leave Georgia.

Stanford Cardinal

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    Andrew Luck is officially gone, and now Stanford will lose a ton of their national fame.

    Well, those smart kids from Palo Alto aren't all that bad either.

LSU Tigers

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    Just because the Bayou Bengals were abused by Alabama does not meet everything has gone wrong.

    Plus, this picture should replace Robert De Niro's image from "Meet The Fockers" since she is clearly focused and has her eyes on the prize.

Auburn Tigers

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    "War Eagle" is one of the better traditions of college football, but it is not like that is the only thing they have going for them.

UCLA Bruins

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    If I grew my hair out, I could whip my hair back and forth.

    However, I'd rather just let the Bruin ladies do such, especially when they steal the show so easily.

Virginia Tech Hokies

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    Frank Beamer and his coaching staff is one of the best in the game, but maybe their recruiting trips are amazing because of a picture like this.

TCU Horned Frogs

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    The TCU Horned Frogs won the Rose Bowl two seasons ago and followed it up with a 11-2 season. Still, it is not like their football team completely rules Forth Worth.

Vanderbilt Commodores

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    Vanderbilt has been solid for years in college basketball, but their football team has been really come back to a solid respectability level.

    That is something they have not lacked in recent memory with their cheerleaders, though.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

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    Texas Tech failed to reach the postseason, but they would have had no issues if we were basing all of the above from the sidelines. 

Virginia Cavaliers

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    The Wahoos had a bunch to cheer and holler about because of Mike London, but if all else fails they can revert to the lovely cheerleaders and pom squad from Charlottesville.

Utah Utes

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    The Utes had an unexpected and odd season.

    The same can be said for this look.

    The main difference, of course, is that this look is always okay though they better change their on-field performances before they become irrelevant in the Pac-12.

Oregon State Beavers

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    Oregon State's recent struggles have put Mike Riley on the hot seat, and luckily there is no such thing to worry about that for cheerleading squads.

    Some haters will always despise their rivals, but there are not too many BCS schools that don't deserve to get some sort of mention.

Arkansas Razorbacks

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    No need to oink like a pig, because let it be known that the SEC is not just great in football.

    They are as deep as ever with beautiful southern hotties, and Arkansas is just what the typical SEC school offers.

Purdue Boilermakers

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    Boiler Up!

    Purdue has been known as a legit party school, and even though there are a lot more dudes than cheerleaders, per se, Purdue is underrated according to most Big Ten teams.

Baylor Bears

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    Sic em!

    Robert Griffin III may still be considered the hottest figure around campus, but there are many fine young ladies around Waco that get the crowd going before the opening kick.

Louisville Cardinals

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    I am not one to talk since I am far from a professional dancer, but certainly this could sum up the future of Louisville football. 

    Oh, I am just kidding.

    Actually, this is a pretty awesome picture because girls of the 'Ville always know how to throw a move or two on the dance floor. 

Mississippi State Bulldogs

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    Similar to Arkansas, the SEC is never low on talent, and the Bulldogs should be given a lot more credit than they are getting.

Cincinnati Bearcats

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    The Bearcats aren't lacking stars on or off the field, but it is amazing how they won ten games this season and yet most are still completely unaware.

    That won't last long and neither should more publicity like this star shown above.

West Virginia Mountaineers

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    West Virginia of course is known for their possible—most say "likely"—conference alignment change from the Big East to the Big 12, but the pageantry and excitement level will always be high regardless.

    They have been known to burn a few couches before after thrilling victories (no longer) in the past, but they also have some eye candy around Morgantown.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    Nebraska had a successful first season in the Big Ten, and many believe there will be plenty of bright smiles in the near future.

    If not, well at least you still have her's.

Wisconsin Badgers

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    On Wisconsin!

    What's better than one? Yes, "three" would be the correct answer I am looking for.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    Yes, this is the one who Justin Blackmon made out with.

    I would have used that picture here, but then you would not have seen any of her face since Justin Blackmon did to it what I do to baby back ribs.

Ole Miss Rebels

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    Oxford is called one of the most beautiful campuses for a few reasons, and this would be the main one.

Iowa Hawkeyes

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    Some haters will make their farm jokes about the Iowa Hawkeyes, but they have plenty of good looks that come out of the woodworks for sporting events. 

North Carolina State Wolf Pack

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    This just makes you wants to have her as your classmate, or maybe you'd rather go to the field that Philip Rivers once played on just to see more of this fine young lady.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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    Jersey Shore and New Yorkers may take most of the spotlight, but it should be the cheerleaders as the ones getting more of the spotlight in Jersey.

Washington Huskies

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    After allowing nearly 100 points in the Alamo Bowl defeat, Washington fired their defensive coordinator Nick Holt.

    The defense needs some improvement, but there needs to be zero changing with their cheerleaders. 

Penn State Nittany Lions

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    Penn State has gone through a lot in the last few months.

    It is the student body and the pageantry of fans like this that keeps us going every single day.

Maryland Terrapins

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    I do not know who she is pointing that dagger at, but the good news is that this is the one time you are allowed to stare.

Michigan State Spartans

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    Sparty nation loves their athletic teams, but when it is halftime people stay around this.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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    The Yellow Jackets have been prone to sting a few teams, though the pain would heal a lot quicker by the look of things.

Pitt Panthers

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    Poor Pitt has been so close to making the Final Four in basketball and playing in a BCS bowl in football.

    Hopefully those struggles will be over with Paul Chryst as the new man in charge, but at least we know their cheerleading squad will never disappoint.

Missouri Tigers

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    Missouri has some talented cheerleaders and they will need them to perform well as they move towards bigger heights in the SEC.

South Florida Bulls

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    Just based off this look you should be paying attention to the Bulls next season.

    They have been so close to breaking through in the Big East, and many think they are overdue like no team to break the barrier of appearing in the BCS.