Whether it's running out with the team, interacting with the crowd or making appearances in the community, college mascots are the lovable representatives of universities that no one can get enough of. Players might disappoint, coaches may be subpar, but mascots are always there to pick you up.
In the spirit of the upcoming March Madness, we at The Tylt want to know who the best mascot in the country is! One side of the bracket is exclusively live mascots, while the other is costumed symbols of their respective universities.
There are plenty of doggo mascots in college football, but there aren't any who are more handsome than the huskie in the Pacific Northwest.
Dubs stalks the sidelines at the University of Washington proudly and struts with the confidence of a puppy who knows he's boss—and for good reason. Dubs II survived a 90-puppy pool in order to be the 14th live mascot in Washington's history.
It's a tough hang to be represented by a nut, but Brutus makes it look good.
The rambunctious Buckeye has made appearances with College Gameday and has over 30 statues all over Ohio State. He also has the largest bust in the Mascot Hall of Fame and is a former Universal Cheerleaders Association Division I College Mascot National Champion.