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Madison named greatest college football town in the U.S. by Sports Illustrated

MADISON (WKOW) — People who live here already knew it, but now the rest of the country has been put on notice that Madison is college football’s greatest college town.

Sports Illustrated this week ranked the top 10 college towns in the nation as it celebrates the 150th anniversary of college football.

According to the magazine, “Madison is about as picturesque as it gets, and the Terrace at Memorial Union on campus at the University of Wisconsin might be the most delightful spot in the Midwest.”

Rounding out the top 10:

2. Athens, Georgia

3. Austin, Texas

4. Ann Arbor, Michigan

5. Columbia, Missouri

6. Boulder, Colorado

7. Oxford, Mississippi

8. Knoxville, Tennessee

9. College Station, Texas

10. Charlottesville, Virginia.

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