2011 College Football: Ranking the 10 Best Mascots in the Top 25

Kyle Bunton@@OfficialKBuntonContributor IFebruary 17, 2011

2011 College Football: Ranking the 10 Best Mascots in the Top 25

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    BrutusJamie Sabau/Getty Images

    While most people are worrying about which teams have the best recruiting class and which teams are going to have the best chance at winning a national championship; I'm taking a different approach and ranking the top ten mascots out of the top twenty-five teams from the AP Poll.

    Ohio State? Michigan State? Maybe Texas A&M.

    Here are the top ten mascots from the top twenty-five teams.

10. Texas A&M Aggies

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    For some people, they don't know what an aggie is, but for most, they know it is a dog.

    But what type of dog is an aggie?

    A border collie.

    Can't go wrong with a real, living mascot.

9. Mississippi State Bulldogs

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    Mississippi State Bulldogs

    Nothing better than having a drooling mascot and someone dressed up as man's best friend.

    I would take the living, drooling mascot over the fake any day.

    I don't know which mascot I would want by my cheerleaders; I would be afraid one of them might bite.

    Once again, you cannot go wrong with a living mascot.

8. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    Pistol PeteChristian Petersen/Getty Images

    Nothing like a cowboy with way to big of a head.

    All in all though, with the color combination and size of that hat, he deserves to be in the top ten.

    Hope he has a permit for that gun.

7. Wisconsin Badgers

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    Don't Badger MeStephen Dunn/Getty Images

    A badger rocking the red Addidas.

    That alone makes this badger worthy to be in the rankings.

    That rose goes great with his shirt by the way. Maybe they will get back to the Rose Bowl again so we can see it on his shirt again.

    Now if only his body wasn't so long, he would be higher in the rankings.

6. LSU Tigers

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    The Hulk Hogan PoseChris Graythen/Getty Images

    The LSU tiger has been watching too much WWE, because that pose looks very familiar.

    Hulk Hogan comes to mind.

    Just like how his team plays defense, this tiger is always flexing its muscle.

    But he isn't the only tiger on this list.

5. Auburn Tigers

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    National ChampsChristian Petersen/Getty Images

    He is part of the national champion team and that automatically puts him ahead of the LSU tiger.

    He always looks like he is happy, even when they are losing.

    But hey, they proved they can come back from losing during games.

    Why not be happy?

4. Michigan State Spartans

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    SpartyAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images

    Michigan State Spartans mascot is one to fear.

    I mean just look at those leg and arm muscles.

    Someone has been working out.

    Looks like he could play linebacker for the Spartans.

3. TCU Horned Frogs

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    Mess with the Frog, You Get the HornTom Pennington/Getty Images

    Usually the phrase, "Don't mess with the bull or you get the horns," is the one said.

    But there is something extra special about the saying, "Don't mess with the frog or you get the horns."

    They have proven everyone wrong through recent years with dominant play and their mascot is a symbol of that.

    A frog is a quick little animal and to add horns to it, that is just a down right dangerous combination.

     Kind of like any group of players TCU puts on the football field.

2. Ohio State Buckeyes

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    Seen that beforeKevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    Ohio State might have had some players suspended for the first five games in 2011, but their mascot will always be there.

    Brutus has one of the best names to go along with the school's name.

    Their season might be one of the toughest ever in school history, but that will never take that smirk off Brutus' face.

1.Oregon Ducks

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    Quack AttackSteve Dykes/Getty Images

    Nothing better than a mascot who does push ups on the job, and then goes to eat Tostitos in a lounge chair.

    This duck means business though. He shows the will and determination, that his team shows out on the football field.

    Long live the quack attack.