The 20 Most Common NCAA Division I Mascots

While some colleges encourage creativity, twenty mascots make up over one third of all NCAA schools.

20. Cardinals (3*)

SCHOOLS: Ball State, Lamar, Louisville.

*Incarnate Word will be joining Division I in July.

19. Rams (4)

SCHOOLS: Colorado State, Fordham, Rhode Island, VCU

18. Raiders (4)

SCHOOLS: Colgate, Middle Tennessee State [Blue], Texas Tech [Red], Wright State

17. Owls (4)

SCHOOLS: Rice, Temple, Florida Atlantic, Kennesaw State

16. Knights (4)

SCHOOLS: Rutgers [Scarlet], Army [Black], Central Florida, Farleigh Dickinson

15. Devils (4)

SCHOOLS: Arizona State [Sun], Central Connecticut [Blue], Duke [Blue], Mississippi Valley State [Delta]

14. Bobcats (4)

SCHOOLS: Montana State, Ohio, Quinnipiac, Texas State

13. Bison (4)

SCHOOLS: North Dakota State, Bucknell, Howard, Lipscomb

12. Spartans (5)

SCHOOLS: Michigan State, Norfolk State, UNC Greensboro, San Jose State, South Carolina Upstate

11. Lions (5)

SCHOOLS: Arkansas-Pine Bluff [Golden], Columbia, Loyola Marymount, Penn State [Nittany], Southern Louisiana

10. Huskies (5)

SCHOOLS: Connecticut, Houston Baptist, Northeastern, Northern Illinois, Washington

9. Aggies (5)

SCHOOLS: UC Davis, New Mexico State, North Carolina A&T, Texas A&M, Utah State

8. Cougars (6)

SCHOOLS: BYU, College of Charleston, Chicago State, Houston, SIU Edwardsville, Washington State

7. Panthers (8)

SCHOOLS: Eastern Illinois, Florida International, Georgia State, High Point, Northern Iowa, Pittsburgh, Prairie View A&M, Milwaukee

6. Bears (9)

SCHOOLS: Baylor, Brown, California [Golden], Central Arkansas, Maine [Black], Mercer, Missouri State, Morgan State, Northern Colorado

5. Hawks (9*)

SCHOOLS: Hartford, Lehigh [Mountain], Maryland Eastern Shore, Miami [Red], Monmouth, St. Joseph’s, Seattle [Red], Southest Missouri [Red], Tennessee-Martin [Sky]

*UMass Lowell [River] will join Division I in Fall of 2013.

4. Wildcats (9*)

SCHOOLS: Arizona, Bethune-Cookman, Davidson, Kansas State, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Northwestern, Villanova, Weber State
*Abilene Christan will join Division I on July 1

3. Tigers (12)

SCHOOLS: Auburn, Clemson, Grambling State, Jackson State, LSU, Memphis, Missouri, Pacific, Princeton, Savannah State, Tennessee State, Texas Southern

2. Eagles (15)

SCHOOLS: American, Boston College, Coppin State, Eastern Michigan, Eastern Washington, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Southern, Marquette [Golden], Morehead State, Niagara [Purple], North Carolina Central, Oral Roberts [Golden], Southern Miss [Golden], Tennesse Tech [Golden], Winthorp

1. Bulldogs (15)

SCHOOLS: Alabama A&M, Bryant, Butler, Fresno State, The Citadel, Drake, Gardner-Webb, Georgia, Gonzaga, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, UNC Asheville, Samford, South Carolina State, Yale

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