It is certainly something to be proud of when your school is the top drinking school in the country. The best academic schools in the country will get you big paychecks down the road, although you will probably need it to pay off your debts.
But when it comes to college rankings, it's all about sports. They give you a reason to drink and give you something to forget about your work inside the classroom (if drinking didn't already do that). Most importantly, they give you bragging rights.
We know who won the basketball and football national championships, but now it's time to see who owns the best overall sports program.
More weight was given to the big sports (football and basketball) because they hold more meaning in arguments. Recent success was also weighed more.
“My school won the women's water polo national championship!” you say in a pipsqueak voice. I don't even need to tell you what the guy from Alabama responded with. You get the point.
With that being said, football and basketball are not always enough. You need the complete package to separate yourself from the pack. If all else fails, throw interesting or well-known traditions and tailgating into the mix.
Co-eds were not factored into the rankings, but were provided for your viewing pleasure.
Now, onto the rankings.