Ranking All 68 March Madness Mascots

As the calendar has hit March that means it is time for only one thing, the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament. The tournament commonly known as March Madness. With the 68 team field set to tip off, millions of fans fill out their brackets. While many go based on skill or personal connection to a school, some brave souls base their brackets on the school’s mascots. And that’s why we are here today, the 2023 field consists of some of the most outrageous mascots in NCAA DI history from the Paladins to the Gauchos to the Horned Frogs, the 2023 field is the most diverse yet.

T-68) Auburn “Tigers”

T-68) Memphis “Tigers”

T-68) Missouri “Tigers”

T-68) Princeton “Tigers”

T-68) Texas Southern “Tigers”

T-63) Drake “Bulldogs”

T-63) Gonzaga “Bulldogs”

T-63) Mississippi State “Bulldogs”

T-63) UNC Asheville “Bulldogs”

T-59) Arizona “Wildcats”

T-59) Kansas State “Wildcats”

T-59) Kentucky “Wildcats”

T-59) Northwestern “Wildcats”

T-55) Charleston “Cougars”

T-55) Houston “Cougars”

53) VCU “Rams”

52) Boise State “Broncos”

51) Baylor “Bears”

50) Duke “Blue Devils”

49) Montana State “Bobcats”

48) UConn “Huskies”

47) Fairleigh Dickinson “Knights”

46) Michigan State “Spartans”

45) UCLA “Bruins”

44) Howard “Bisons”

43) Virginia “Cavaliers”

T-42) Florida Atlantic “Owls” 

T-42) Kennesaw State “Owls” 

40) Southeast Missouri State “Redhawks”

39) Pitt “Panthers”

38) Creighton “Blue Jays”

37) Colgate “Raiders”

36) Iowa State “Cyclones”

T-35) Iona “Gaels”

T-35) Saint Mary’s “Gaels”

33) Kansas “Jayhawks”

32) Iowa “Hawkeyes”

T-31) Marquette “Golden Eagles”

T-31) Oral Roberts “Golden Eagles”

T-31) Kent State “Golden Eagles”

T-28) NC State “Wolfpack”

T-28) Nevada “Wolfpack”

26) USC “Trojans”

T-25) Texas A&M “Aggies”

T-25) Utah State “Aggies”

23) Tennessee “Volunteers”

22) Texas “Longhorns”

21) Penn State “Nittany Lions”

20) Alabama “Crimson Tide”

19) Vermont “Catamounts”

18) Providence “Friars”

17) Arkansas “Razorbacks”

16) Arizona State “Sun Devils”

15) West Virginia “Mountaineers”

14) Illinois “Fighting Illini”

13) Maryland “Terps”

12) Miami “Hurricanes”

11) Indiana “Hoosiers”

10) Xavier “Musketeers”

9) San Diego State “Aztecs”

8) Purdue “Boilermakers”

7) TCU “Horned Frogs”

6) Texas A&M – Corpus Cristi “Islanders”

5) Northern Kentucky “Norse”

4) Grand Canyon “Antelopes”

3) Furman “Paladins”

2) UC Santa Barbara “Gauchos”

1) Louisiana “Ragin’ Cajuns”