Elite 50 Rankings Articles

The STACK Elite 50, an annual ranking and analysis of colleges and universities based on both academic and athletic criteria, is a vital tool for helping high school student-athletes find the best college fit for pursuing their academic and athletic pursuits. Elite 50 rankings are based on a number of factors, including: U.S. News & World Report's list of Top Colleges; Academic Progress Rates; won-loss records; national rankings; and the STACK Factor, an evaluation of the overall athletic community. Schools are ranked overall and in all 21 NCAA varsity sports. Find the information you need to chart your academic and athletic future.

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5 Made-for-TV Movies About Olympic Athletes

Incredible athletes with inspiring backstories performed at their ultimate peak during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Collectively and individually, Am...

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...

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...

Inside the Elite 50 College Rankings

To arrive at our final Elite 50 College Rankings, we weighed statistics in several categories and researched the top programs in football, volleyba...

Elite 50: Ranking the Nation's Top Women's Soccer Programs

In STACK's women's soccer rankings, we take you beyond the polls to reveal what truly makes a college soccer program great. To come up with our li...

Elite 50: Ranking the Nation's Top Men's Basketball Programs

In STACK's college basketball rankings, we take you beyond the polls to reveal what truly makes a men's basketball program great. To come up with our ...

Elite 50: Ranking the Nation's Top Men's Swimming Programs

In STACK's swimming rankings, we take you beyond wins and losses to reveal what truly makes a men's swimming program great. To come up with our list o...

Elite 50: Ranking the Nation's Top Men's Soccer Programs

In STACK's soccer rankings, we take you beyond wins and losses to reveal what truly makes a college soccer team great. To come up with our list of the...

Elite 50: Ranking the Nation's Top Women's Tennis Programs

In STACK's women's tennis rankings, we take you beyond wins and losses to reveal what truly makes a college tennis program great. To come up with our ...

Elite 50: Ranking the Nation's Top College Volleyball Programs

In STACK's volleyball rankings, we take you beyond wins and losses to reveal what truly makes a college volleyball program great. To come up with our ...

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