Sports Illustrated: Univ. of Georgia mascot is best ever

<p>1. Uga the bulldog, University of Georgia</p>
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR ALLSTATE – Uga the bulldog cheers on the University of Georgia as they take on the University of Texas at the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in New Orleans. (Cheryl Gerber/AP Images for Allstate) (AP/Cheryl Gerber)
<p>2. The Duck, University of Oregon</p>
FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, the University of Oregon Duck mascot greets parade-goers on Colorado Boulevard during the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File) (AP/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
<p>3. Mike the Tiger, Louisiana State University</p>
FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2007, file photo, LSU mascot Mike VI, a part Bengal and Siberian tiger, sits in his cage on the field for his first time before an NCAA college football game between LSU and Florida in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (AP/Alex Brandon)
<p>4. Bevo the longhorn, University of Texas</p>
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR ALLSTATE – Bevo the longhorn cheers on the University of Texas as they take on the University of Georgia at the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2018, in New Orleans. (Cheryl Gerber/AP Images for Allstate) (AP/Cheryl Gerber)
<p>5. The Stanford Tree, Stanford University</p>
In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 photo, Stanford University student Sam Weyen, who portrays the Stanford Tree, the school’s mascot, poses for a portrait on the university’s campus in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
<p>6. Ralphie the buffalo, University of Colorado</p>
Handlers guide Colorado Buffaloes mascot Ralphie on ceremonial ru around the field before the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Boulder, Colo. Washington State won 31-7. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (AP/David Zalubowski)
<p>7. Cocky, University of South Carolina</p>
University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides, second from left, presents head coach Dawn Staley, second from right, with a ceremonial game ball marking her 300th win before an NCAA college basketball game against Savannah State, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Gamecocks athletic director Ray Tanner, right, and mascot Cocky attend the presentation. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) (AP/Richard Shiro)
<p>8. Big Red, Western Kentucky University</p>
Western Kentucky mascot “Big Red” stands on the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Illinois Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Illinois won 20-7. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb) (AP/Bradley Leeb)
<p>9. Otto the Orange, Syracuse University</p>
Syracuse’s mascot “Otto the Orange”, right, slaps hands with Syracuse cheerleaders during half time of an NCAA college basketball game against Clemson in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi) (AP/Nick Lisi)
<p>10. Smokey the bluetick coonhound, University of Tennessee</p>
Tennessee mascot Smokey waits of the game an NCAA college football game between Tennessee and Missouri to start Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) (AP/Wade Payne)
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<p>1. Uga the bulldog, University of Georgia</p>
<p>2. The Duck, University of Oregon</p>
<p>3. Mike the Tiger, Louisiana State University</p>
<p>4. Bevo the longhorn, University of Texas</p>
<p>5. The Stanford Tree, Stanford University</p>
<p>6. Ralphie the buffalo, University of Colorado</p>
<p>7. Cocky, University of South Carolina</p>
<p>8. Big Red, Western Kentucky University</p>
<p>9. Otto the Orange, Syracuse University</p>
<p>10. Smokey the bluetick coonhound, University of Tennessee</p>
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Sports Illustrated is celebrating college football’s 150th season by ranking the top 10 all-time greatest mascots, putting the University of Georgia’s bulldog in first place.

The magazine includes both real and costumed mascots in this week’s edition. Following Uga is the Duck at the University of Oregon, Mike the tiger at Louisiana State University, Bevo the longhorn bull at the University of Texas and Stanford University’s Tree.

The University of Colorado’s 1,200-pound live buffalo named Ralphie, University of South Carolina’s costumed gamecock named Cocky, Western Kentucky University’s Big Red, Syracuse University’s orange named Otto and University of Tennessee’s bluetick coonhound named Smokey closed the list.

The latest Uga is the 10th iteration of the mascot, which the magazine says has been a staple since 1956.

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