Top 100 College Football Traditions

May 1st, 2010| by

This summer we here at Lost Lettermen are compiling a list of the Top 100 College Football Traditions based on their length, lore and just all-around awesomeness. Everyday we unveil a new college football tradition leading up to the 2010 season. So please check the site everyday until we unveil No. 1 on Aug. 17.

#100: Arizona-Arizona State Territorial Cup

#99: SMU’s Live Pony Mascot Peruna

#98: Wisconsin’s Fifth Quarter

#97: Judge Lady and Judge Joy, Baylor’s Live Bears

#96: Illibuck Trophy

#95: BYU’s Victory Bell

#94: Oklahoma State Spirit Rider

#93: Toledo-Bowling Green Peace Pipe

#92: SMU-TCU Rivalry’s Iron Skillet

#91: Army’s Mule Mascots

#90: Air Force’s Live Mascot, Mach

#89: Cincy’s and Louisville’s Keg of Nails

#88: The Unwanted Platypus Trophy (Oregon-Oregon State)

#87: The USC-UCLA Victory Bell

#86: Notre Dame’s 1812 Overture

#85: Texas A& M’s “First Lady” Reveille

#84: Michigan’s “Go Blue” Banner

#83: The Old Oaken Bucket (Indiana-Purdue)

#82: Navy’s Bill The Goat

#81: The Oklahoma-Texas Golden Hat

#80: Florida State’s Sod Cemetery

#79: Ohio State’s Golden Pants

#78: Cal’s Card Stunts

#77: Florida State’s Sealed Lockers

#76: West Point Parachute Team

#75: Nebraska’s Blackshirts Defense

#74: Ohio State’s Mirror Lake Jump

#73: “Rock Chalk Jayhawk”

#72: Texas’ Hook’em Horns

#71: Stern Gating Before Washington Games

#70: Florida State’s “War Chant”

#69: West Virginia’s Mountaineer Man

#68: The Notre Dame Leprechaun

#67: Wrapping Up USC’s Tommy Trojan

#66: Syracuse’s Otto The Orange

#65: The Stanford Axe

#64: Iowa’s Herky The Hawkeye

#63: The Penn State White Out

#62: Notre Dame’s Irish Guard

#61: Texas Tech’s Masked Rider

#60: Georgia Tech Super Alum George P. Burdell

#59: Ohio State’s Buckeye Leaf Stickers

#58: The Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy

#57: The Michigan-Michigan State Paul Bunyan Trophy

#56: Notre Dame’s Friday Night Pep Rallies

#55: Georgia’s Famous Hedges

#54: Mississippi-Mississippi State Golden Egg Trophy

#53: The Floyd of Rosedale Trophy

#52: Stanford’s Irreverent Marching Band

#51: Virginia Tech’s “Enter Sandman” Entrance

#50: Mississippi’s 18 MPH Speed Limit

#49: USC’s “Fight On!” Rally Cry

#48: Florida’s Gator Chomp

#47: South Carolina’s “2001” Entrance

#46: Minnesota-Wisconsin Paul Bunyan’s Axe

#45: The Eyes Of Texas

#44: Painting Notre Dame’s Golden Helmets

#43: Nebraska’s Tunnel Walk

#42: USC’s Traveler And His Trojan Rider

#41: Big Bertha

#40: Tennessee’s Smokey

#39: The Stanford Tree

#38: Texas’ Bevo

#37: Oregon’s Donald Duck Mascot

#36: The Little Brown Jug Of Michigan-Minnesota

#35: The Vol Navy

#34: Ohio State’s “Carmen Ohio”

#33: Purdue’s Big Bass Drum

#32: Alabama’s Rammer Jammer

#31: Arkansas’ Live Mascot Tusk

#30: USC’s Song Girls

#29: Auburn’s Tiger Walk

#28: Mike the Tiger

#27: Georgia Tech’s Ramblin’ Wreck

#26: Mississippi State’s Cowbells

#25: West Virginia’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

#24: Georgia’s UGA

#23: Oregon’s Cheer Squad

#22: The Sooner Schooner

#21: Penn State’s “Paternoville”

#20: The Iconic “Play Like A Champion Today” Sign

#19: Boise State’s “Smurf Turf”

#18: Arkansas’ “Woo Pig Sooie”

#17: Miami’s Smoke-Filled Entrance

#16: Notre Dame’s Victory March

#15: Florida State’s Chief Osceola

#14: The Grove at Ole Miss

#13: Auburn’s War Eagle

#12: Notre Dame’s “Touchdown Jesus”

#11: Tennessee’s “Rocky Top”

#10: Wisconsin’s “Jump Around”

#9: Colorado’s Ralphie

#8: The Red River Shootout Between Texas and Oklahoma

#7: Army’s Cadets and Navy’s Midshipmen Line In

#6: Florida and Georgia Battle at The World’s Largest Cocktail Party

#5: Michigan’s Fight Song, “The Victors”

#4: Texas A&M’s 12th Man

#3: Howard’s Rock at Clemson

#2: LSU’s Night Games

#1: “Script Ohio”

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