The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked
Sorry, Coppin State, you didn’t make it.
The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked: #40
Creighton Bluejays. You might get Toronto Blue Jays from this, but here’s the real tea: this logo is better than that of Toronto. Their bluejay is sharper looking, and it’s a plain C behind it, but it still looks good. The different shades of blue are also very pleasant to the eye. We only see this school and its logo during college basketball season, but they present well when we do.
The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked: #39
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Anyone can make their logo a big H (like Harvard, even though they present it well). Hawaii jazzed theirs up and gave it as much of a Polynesian feel as a college sports logo can attain. We are not deducting any points for not having the colors of the rainbow in their logo, but to do that, it would have to be tasteful. If it fills the whole logo, it’s too much and it overwhelms the H. Maybe each of the triangles on the side could represent a different color; I don’t know, we’re just spitballing here. Your logo is fine as it is, anyway.
The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked: #38
Washington State Cougars. Do you know how long it took me as a young person to figure out their logo says “WSU?” This is nothing if not creative in how they were able to shape the letters into a cougar. One can see this logo on display every weekend at College Gameday, even if it were held on the Moon. Their new typeface for the printed logo is also modern and sleek.
The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked: #37
Virginia Cavaliers. Any logo with swords in it is going to catch my attention right away. Virginia’s gets the job done and gives a clean look. This logo is now associated with a team that lost to a number 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and the only reason I mention it is for some content filler. Sorry.
The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked: #36
UNC-Wilmington Seahawks. Very few colleges in Division I sports use the color profile that UNC-Wilmington does. It’s not quite the same palette championed by the Seattle Seahawks, which is probably a good thing, but that’s a sharp logo. It got a big upgrade from what it used to be.
The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked: #35
Texas A&M Aggies. I don’t know why I like this logo, but I do. Any college sports fan who sees the aTm already knows it represents the Aggies. The maroon and white are well represented here.
The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked: #34
Virginia Tech Hokies. The Hokies’ logo is a geometric wonder, but the unique maroon and orange is a crisp combination. This logo is simple, and not necessarily classy, but there’s a certain element of style. I’m sure in Blacksburg they’re just happy they beat Virginia again.
The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked: #33
Stanford Cardinal. I’m not crazy about the wordmarking for Stanford University, but it’s much better for Stanford Athletics. They have one of the sexiest hues of red in the business, and the nod to the Pacific Northwest (the big redwood tree in the middle) is a nice touch.
The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked: #32
Notre Dame Fighting Irish. This is the sort of logo where, whether one even likes it or not, it has to be on a list such as this. Notre Dame’s logo is iconic in college sports, particularly football. This has been the school’s primary logo for decades, with a program that saw a great deal of success back in the day. No, it is not to be confused with the North Dakota logo.
The 50 Best Division I College Sports Logos Ranked: #31
North Carolina State Wolfpack. I’m a sucker for a good red logo, and that “NCS” does it for me. The wolfman in a sweatshirt with a Le Creuset pot on its head, not so much. Oh, that’s supposed to be a hat? Stick to the letters-only logo. Some iterations of it jazzed up the letters by making them more glossy, which isn’t a negative.