STACK Elite 50

We spend months of crunching numbers like wins, losses, championships, school rankings, academic progress and more to provide you, the student-athlete, a ranking of the best schools for academically minded athletes. STACK's Annual Elite 50, provides athletes with a list of schools to discover the one with right balance of academics and athletics for each individual. Our Elite 50 consists of two sections: the overall Elite 50 and summary, and individual team rankings for the 21 varsity sports. If overall athletic domination is more important to you, dive into the Elite 50.

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Unveiling the Fifth Annual Elite 50 College Rankings

Finding the right college is a complicated, multi-year process. Get a head start with STACK's Fifth Annual Elite 50 Colleges, the most comprehensiv...

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Elite 50: Ranking the 50 Best Colleges for Athletes

Although many college rankings focus on sports and many more deal with academics, few resources exist for athletes concerned with both. That's why STA...

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2010 STACK Elite 50 Colleges: #1 Stanford

Mindful that you're a student-athlete, we are proud to offer our 4th Annual STACK Elite 50 Colleges, a ranking of the best schools for academically-mi...

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2010 STACK Elite 50 Colleges: #2 Florida

Mindful that you're a student-athlete—and not just a student—we offer you the 4th Annual STACK Elite 50 Colleges, a ranking of the best schools ...

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2010 STACK Elite 50 Colleges: #3 Texas

Mindful that you're a student-athlete—and not just a student—we offer you the 4th Annual STACK Elite 50 Colleges, a ranking of the best school...

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2010 STACK Elite 50 Colleges: Stanford

Find out why Stanford University claimed the number one spot in STACK's 2010 Elite 50 College Rankings.

Duke: 2008 STACK Elite 50

STACK visits Duke University, the #4-ranked school overall in the 2008 Elite 50 Rankings, and home to the #1 women's golf program, #2 lacrosse team and #3 men's soccer squad.

Wisconsin: 2008 STACK Elite 50

The University of Wisconsin Badgers came in at the number 10 spot for the 2008 STACK Elite 50, with several top teams, including #1 men's cross country and #3 men's track.

Virginia: 2008 STACK Elite 50

STACK's Elite 50 ranks the Cavaliers men's tennis and men's lacrosse programs as number one and two in the nation, respectively. Find out why as athletes and head coaches discuss representing Virginia, which finished 18th overall.

USC: 2008 STACK Elite 50

The Trojans from the University of Southern Calfornia came in as the number seven school for the 2008 STACK Elite 50 with top teams in the sports of football, women's golf, men's track and women's track.