Ranking the Worst College Mascots

It is really easy to think of some of the best college mascots as they are always top of mind. What are not top of mind alot of times are the worst ones. In this article, I took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to ask college sports fans who had the worst mascot. And they wasted no time weighing in.
Nov 18, 2023; Stanford, California, USA; The Stanford Cardinal mascot The Stanford Tree performs
Nov 18, 2023; Stanford, California, USA; The Stanford Cardinal mascot The Stanford Tree performs / Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports
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Nearly every fan is going to be biased when it comes to claiming the best mascot. In this instance, it is going to come from their own team, right? I mean, anyone who would claim otherwise is probably in the minority as folks naturally tend to gravitate towards their own.

Whether it be the Auburn Mascot Aubie, Bevo the Texas Longhorns or Big Al with the Alabama Crimson Tide, mascots are part of what make college athletics what they are. The mascots are so popular there is even a mascot mode that will be featured in the upcoming EA Sports video game, College Football 25.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are some mascots that seemed to trend when I asked the question on X (formerly known as Twitter) inquiring who the worst mascot was in college football. While some answers such as Big Al at Alabama came mostly from rival Tennessee fans, Alabama fans knocking Aubie, the mascot at Auburn University, some of the others were more logical.

The Results are in. Here are the Worst Mascots Voted on by the Fans in College Football

5. Michigan Wolverines

Yep, you guessed it- the Michigan Wolverines do not even have a mascot. Given their nickname is the wolverines, I think everyone would understand that having a live ferocious wolverine on hand is out of the question, but at least come up with a costume, right? I mean Wisconsin has a Badger named Bucky- it cannot be that hard.

With that being said, there are some other quirky traditions that are lacking at other schools to be fair. Texas A&M has a yell squad for example instead of cheerleaders, which also sits oddly with most.