Looking at 100 of the Hottest Cheerleaders From All Sports

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100 of the Hottest Cheerleaders From All Sports

Cheerleaders
(Christopher Hanewickel/USA Today Sports)

From professional to the college level, one of the best parts about sports is always going to be the beautiful cheerleaders provided by teams rooting for their beloved squads from the sidelines.

In fact, as bad as it sounds, there are some cases where the cheerleading squad will sometimes perform better than the actual team playing on the court or field. If your favorite team is ever losing and struggling to play at the high level they should be playing at, it’s always the cheerleaders that can help brighten your day by quickly changing your mood.

From the Denver Nuggets to the Florida Gators, there are plenty of teams that have some of the most amazing cheerleading squads fans will ever see. What’s even better is the teams that may not be as popular as the other teams (the Houston Dynamo anyone) because they either play in a sports league that’s not as popular or they attend a smaller college school.

Either way, fans can really never go wrong when it comes to looking at beautiful cheerleaders and we decided to change things up a bit by putting together a list containing 100 of the most popular squads. Keep in mind, this list is in no particular order because let’s be honest—how can anyone judge a list of 100 gorgeous squads in a way that is fair to everyone?

Here’s a look at 100 of the hottest cheerleaders from all sports and be sure to let us know if there’s a squad on here that you think deserves to be on this list!

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100. Miami Heat

NFL
(Brad Barr/USA Today Sports)

There's always plenty to cheer about with the Miami Heat as they contain three of the best players in the league consisting of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.

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99. Michigan State Spartans

Cheerleaders
(Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports)

Michigan State is one of those schools that is lucky enough to have both a solid football and basketball team as the Spartans are always some of the top contenders in the Big Ten.

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98. Missouri Tigers

Cheerleaders
(John Rieger/USA Today Sports)

It's never easy competing in the SEC, but at least the men's basketball squad performed well for Missouri during the 2012-13 season.

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97. Oklahoma City Thunder

Cheerleaders
(Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports)

These lovely ladies will have plenty to cheer about for years to come as the Oklahoma City Thunder contain one of the league's best duos in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

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96. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cheerleaders
(Jeff Griffith/USA Today Sports)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be coming off of a disappointing 2012 season, but they've made plenty of moves this offseason to turn things around and bounce back next year.

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95. Indianapolis Colts

Cheerleaders
(Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports)

Peyton Manning may no longer be around, but the Indianapolis Colts have a bright future ahead with Andrew Luck under center.

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94. Baltimore Ravens

Cheerleaders
(Mitch Stringer/USA Today Sports)

The Baltimore Ravens may be defending Super Bowl champions heading into the 2013 season, but it certainly won't be easy to defend their title after losing eight starters during the offseason. Still, there's no reason why the Ravens shouldn't be one of the top teams in the AFC once again as long as Joe Flacco is healthy.

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93. South Carolina Gamecocks

Cheerleaders
(Joshua S. Kelly/USA Today Sports)

Year after year, the South Carolina football team is always one of the top teams to keep an eye on in the SEC and after finishing 11-2 overall last year--this should be the case once again heading into 2013.

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92. Florida Gators

Cheerleaders
(Rob Foldy/USA Today Sports)

The great thing about Florida is their fans can always rely on the school having a solid team to root for--whether it be football or basketball. As one of the best athletic schools in the country, Florida teams will always be strong contenders--no matter what sport it may be.

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91. Washington Huskies

Cheerleaders
(Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports)

Their basketball team may be a threat every couple of years, but when it comes to sports--Washington is known for their football team. The Huskies hope to compete in the Pac-12 again in 2013 after finishing with a 7-6 overall record last season.

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90. Utah Utes

Cheerleaders
(Russ Isabella/USA Today Sports)

The Utah football team may not have been anything to brag about during the 2012 season, but at least fans were lucky enough to view these beautiful ladies cheering from the sidelines. Hopefully, the Utes have what it takes to turn things around in 2013 and compete in the Pac-12.

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89. Kansas Jayhawks

Cheerleaders
(John Rieger/USA Today Sports)

Their football team may have been a disappointment this year, but Kansas has always been known for their basketball squad and the Jayhawks had another strong season once again in 2012-13 after reaching the Sweet 16. And with the type of recruitments they've landed this offseason, it's safe to say they will be strong contenders once again next year as well.

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88. BYU Cougars

Cheerleaders
(Russ Isabella/USA Today Sports)

Their football team may not be as popular as some of the rest in the country, but BYU's team could be in for an interesting season with key matchups against Texas, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame.

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87. Wisconsin Badgers

Cheerleaders
(Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports)

Once again, Wisconsin had another sports year in which their football and basketball teams were both strong contenders. If only their basketball team could have performed better in the 2013 NCAA Tournament this past year instead of falling to Ole Miss--that would have been nice.

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86. Sam Houston State Bearkats

Cheerleaders
(Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports)

No, that is not a type in the headline--Sam Houston State decided to change things up by being called the Bearkats instead of Bearcats. They may not be as well known across the country, but it's difficult to ignore how beautiful their cheerleaders are--which is why they made the list.

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85. Seattle Seahawks

Cheerleaders
(Steven Bisig/USA Today Sports)

After a surprise playoff run last year, expectations are even higher for the Seattle Seahawks heading into the 2013 season as many believe this team has what it takes to be one of the strong contenders for this year's Super Bowl.

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84. Rice Owls

Cheerleaders
(Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)

One of the smaller schools in Conference USA, Rice's football squad may be a long way from ever becoming serious contenders, the Owls are coming off a decent 7-6 season in 2012.

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83. Kansas City Chiefs

Cheerleaders
(John Rieger/USA Today Sports)

Don't let last year's disappointing record fool you--the Kansas City Chiefs have made numerous changes this offseason to make sure they bounce back during the 2013 season. From bringing Andy Reid on board as head coach to trading for Alex Smith, fans will have plenty of reasons to cheer for the Chiefs next year.

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82. Arkansas Razorbacks

Cheerleaders
(John Reed/USA Today Sports)

Expectations were high for Arkansas heading into the 2012 season as many considered them to be strong contenders for the national title, but that obviously didn't happen as they went 0-8 in the conference. Hopefully, things turn around for the Razorbacks next year.

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81. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

Cheerleader
(Chuck Cook/USA Today Sports)

As bad as it sounds, the highlight of Southern Mississippi's 2012 season may have been their cheerleading squad as the team failed to win a single game after finishing 0-12.

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80. California Golden Bears

Cheerleaders
(Bob Stanton/USA Today Sports)

Normally, California is one of the top contenders in the Pac-12, but that was far from the case in 2012. The team showed potential at times, but a 3-9 overall record certainly won't get a team where they need to be.

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79. Carolina Panthers

Cheerleaders
(Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports)

If there's anything to take away from the last two seasons, it's the Carolina Panthers are slowly working their way up to becoming a threat in the NFC. Cam Newton always puts on a show for the fans and it will certainly be interesting to see how well he performs in his third season in Carolina.

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78. Houston Cougars

Cheerleaders
(Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports)

Texas may be known for football, but the Houston Cougars are one of those teams that are under the radar as they're coming off a 2012 season in which they finished with a 5-7 record.

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77. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Cheerleaders
(Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports)

As mentioned before, Texas is known for good football and beautiful ladies. Texas Tech's football squad finished with an 8-5 record last year and it will be interesting to see how well they perform in the Big 12 during the 2013 season.

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76. Georgia Bulldogs

Cheerleaders
(Mark Zerof/USA Today Sports)

Georgia was in the running for the national title for most of last season and there's no reason why that shouldn't happen once again in 2013. This football team always has potential to come out on top in the SEC--so it will be interesting to see how things play out for this squad.

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75. Golden State Warriors

Cheerleaders
(Cary Edmondson/USA Today Sports)

The Golden State Warriors were one of the biggest surprises of this past season and even gave the San Antonio Spurs a run for their money in the semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. With Stephen Curry getting better each season, this team appears to have a very bright future for fans to be excited about.

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74. Minnesota Vikings

Cheerleaders
(Cary Edmondson/USA Today Sports)

The Minnesota Vikings were a surprise playoff team last season and even though Percy Harvin is gone--this team has made plenty of great moves to be contenders once again in 2013. Plus, having Adrian Peterson line up in the backfield always helps out.

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73. Minnesota Timberwolves

Cheerleaders
(Bruce Kluckhohn/USA Today Sports)

Will the Minnesota Timberwolves be contenders any time soon? With two of the league's most talented players in Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio--let's hope so.

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72. St. Louis Rams

Cheerleaders
(Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

The St. Louis Rams hope this will be the year Sam Bradford breaks out as one of the top quarterbacks in the league and the addition of Tavon Austin will certainly help him do so.

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71. Arizona Cardinals

Cheerleaders
(Matt Kartozian/USA Today Sports)

The Arizona Cardinals didn't have much to cheer for last year after losing 11 of their final 12 games, but hopefully things change with Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer on board.

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70. Brooklyn Nets

Cheerleaders
(Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports)

The Brooklyn Nets have a bright future ahead after reaching the playoffs this past season--even if they were eliminated in the first round. If anything, this year proved that the Nets should be strong contenders once again during the 2013-14 season.

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69. Texas Longhorns

Cheerleaders
(Brett Davis/USA Today Sports)

We've said it before and we'll say it again--Texas is known for football and gorgeous women. The Longhorns have one of the strongest football programs in the country--giving their cheerleaders plenty to cheer about every Saturday during the season.

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68. Arizona Wildcats

Cheerleaders
(Rick Scuteri/USA Today Sports)

For a school that was mostly known for their basketball team, the Arizona football team has performed well in the Pac-12 over the last couple of years and has even seen some high-quality players go to the NFL--including Rob Gronkowski.

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67. Tennessee Volunteers

Cheerleaders
(Jim Brown/USA Today Sports)

If there's one thing to take away from the last couple of years, it's the Tennessee football team is nowhere nearly as good as they used to be. Hopefully, the Volunteers can figure out a way to take a step towards turning things around in 2013 to help make fans less frustrated with the team.

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66. TCU Horned Frogs

Cheerleaders
(Jim Cowsert/USA Today Sports)

TCU has worked their way up in the college football world over the last couple of years and finished with a 7-6 overall record in 2012--which is impressive for a team like the Horned Frogs.

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65. Sacramento Kings

Cheerleaders
(Cary Edmondson/USA Today Sports)

It's been a long time since the Sacramento Kings have been contenders, but if the last couple of months have proven anything--it's the fans of this city sure love their basketball team.

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64. Florida State Seminoles

Cheerleaders
(Phil Sears/USA Today Sports)

The Florida State Seminoles are finally back where they belong near the top of the college football world after finishing 12-2 last season and you can be sure they will be right up there once again in 2013.

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63. Dallas Cowboys

Cheerleaders
(Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)

This is the Dallas Cowboys we're talking about--their cheerleaders have been some of the most popular in sports for years. Of course, the main question on the back of everyone's mind--when will the Cowboys finally live up to the hype they have each season and reach the Super Bowl?

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62. New York Jets

Cheerleaders
(Debby Wong/USA Today Sports)

This year could be do or die for both Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets. This team has failed to live up to expectations over the last two years--so it will be interesting to see how well this team performs next season.

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61. New Orleans Saints

Cheerleaders
(Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports)

Last season was rough for the New Orleans Saints as they struggled to deal with the bounty gate. Hopefully, this team can put what happened in 2012 behind them and Drew Brees can help them be strong contenders in the NFC South once again.

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60. Orlando Magic

Cheerleaders
(Brad Barr/USA Today Sports)

Even though their young team showed potential at times, the 2012-13 season was a struggle at times for the Orlando Magic during their first season in a long time without Dwight Howard.

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59. Virginia Tech Hokies

Cheerleaders
(Peter Casey/USA Today Sports)

Normally, Virginia Tech is known for their football team and being one of the top contenders in the ACC, but they're coming off a disappointing 7-6 season in 2012.

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58. Kansas State Wildcats

Cheerleaders
(Scott Sewell/USA Today Sports)

One of the biggest surprises from the 2012 college football season was the success of the Kansas State Wildcats as they finished with an impressive 11-2 overall record. However, with Collin Klein out of the picture, it will be interesting to see how well this team performs next year as their former quarterback was a key reason to their successful record last season.

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57. Miami Dolphins

Cheerleaders
(Robert Mayer/USA Today Sports)

For those of you that remember their famous "Call Me Maybe" music video, it's no secret the Miami Dolphins have some of the most beautiful cheerleaders in the NFL. Now, if only their football team could come through during the 2013 season with Mike Wallace on board--they would be an all-around threat.

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56. Denver Broncos

Cheerleaders
(Chris Humphreys/USA Today Sports)

After signing Peyton Manning last offseason, the Denver Broncos were one of the biggest surprises of 2012 as they finished with the best record during the regular season. With the addition of Wes Welker, don't be surprised if the Broncos are even stronger next season.

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55. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cheerleaders
(Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports)

There were times during the 2012 season when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked like contenders, but consistency was one of their biggest issues. With Doug Martin emerging as one of the league's top running backs, this team has the potential to be playoff contenders in 2013.

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54. Philadelphia Eagles

Cheerleaders
(Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

The Philadelphia Eagles were one of the biggest disappointments of the 2012 season and there will be plenty of pressure on Michael Vick and company to perform better next year. Otherwise, Vick could be looking for a new team after next season.

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53. UNLV Rebels

Cheerleaders
(Josh Holmberg/USA Today Sports)

Luckily for UNLV, their basketball team is much better than their football team--even if they were upset as a No. 5 seed in this year's 2013 NCAA Tournament.

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52. USC Trojans

Cheerleaders
(Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Unfortunately, USC was one of the biggest disappointments from the college football season last year as they started the year off as strong contenders for the national title--only to finish the year with six losses. And now that Matt Barkley is out of the picture, this team could be facing some struggles again next year.

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51. San Diego State Aztecs

Cheerleaders
(Jake Roth/USA Today Sports)

Over the last couple of years, fans have had plenty to cheer about when it comes to the San Diego State basketball team as they've even managed to make a few appearances in the NCAA Tournament--including this past season where they earned a No. 7 seed.

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50. Oakland Raiders

Cheerleaders
(Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

The Oakland Raiders have made numerous changes this offseason to try and bounce back next year--especially at quarterback as Matt Flynn will most likely take over the starting job. It's been a while since the Raiders were contenders, but fans should be excited about the upcoming season.

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49. Connecticut Huskies

Cheerleaders
(David Butler II/USA Today Sports)

Connecticut has always had a rich tradition for having a strong basketball program and the fans of this state are extremely passionate about their beloved team. After finishing 20-10 last season, expect the Huskies to be contenders again next year.

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48. Jacksonville Jaguars

Cheerleaders
(Rob Foldy/USA Today Sports)

The Jacksonville Jaguars only finished with two wins during the 2012 season--so there's nowhere to go but up next year. This team still has plenty of questions heading into next year and Blaine Gabbert's job could be in question if he continues to struggle.

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47. Chicago Bulls

Cheerleaders
(Jerry Lai/USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Bulls still managed to make the playoffs despite Derrick Rose being sidelined all season while recovering from a torn ACL. With their star guard back, expect the Bulls to be even stronger during the 2013-14 season.

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46. Bowling Green Falcons

Cheerleaders
(Mitch Stringer/USA Today Sports)

Bowling Green had an impressive 2012 season in which they finished with an 8-5 record overall. This team may not be one of the top contenders in the country, but their football team is still fun to watch.

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45. Baylor Bears

Cheerleaders
(Christopher Hanewinckel/USA Today Sports)

The Baylor Bears may have displayed one of the top offenses at times during the 2012 season, but they only finished with an 8-5 record. Still, this team has given their fans plenty to cheer about over the last couple of years as they've worked their way up the college football rankings.

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44. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Cheerleaders
(Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)

Despite reaching the 2013 NCAA Tournament and pulling off the upset over UCLA in the second round, Minnesota decided to part ways with Tubby Smith this offseason. The Golden Gophers looked like one of the top teams at the beginning of the regular season last year, but they struggled at times during the second half.

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43. San Francisco 49ers

Cheerleaders
(Cary Edmondson/USA Today Sports)

After reaching the Super Bowl last year, expectations will be even higher for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013, but it certainly won't be easy now that Michael Crabtree will be recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon.

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42. San Diego Chargers

Cheerleaders
(Jim Brown/USA Today Sports)

Fans have been frustrated with the way things have played out for the San Diego Chargers over the last two seasons, but an offseason filled with plenty of changes gives this team potential to come through in 2013.

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41. Tennessee Titans

Cheerleaders
(Jim Brown/USA Today Sports)

Just look at the photo above and there's no question the Tennessee Titans have some of the most gorgeous cheerleaders in football. Now, if only the actual team could manage to bounce back next season and compete in the AFC South.

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40. Washington Redskins

Cheerleaders
(Brad Mills/USA Today Sports)

After years of frustration, Robert Griffin III finally gave Washington Redskins fans to cheer about last year as the star quarterback led the team to the playoffs.

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39. Oklahoma Sooners

Cheerleaders
(Tim Heltman/USA Today Sports)

Once again, Oklahoma proved last season why they're always one of the top teams in college football after finishing with a 10-3 record. Expect the Sooners to be strong contenders once again heading into the 2013 season as they should be one of the top teams to beat in the Big 12.

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38. Houston Texans

Cheerleaders
(Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Over the last two seasons, the Houston Texans have emerged as one of the top contenders in the AFC and that should be the case once again in 2013. In fact, this team may have what it takes to be strong Super Bowl contenders--as long as they don't have a second-half collapse like they did in 2012.

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37. Colorado Buffaloes

Cheerleaders
(Ron Chenoy/USA Today Sports)

Their football team may not have been anything to brag about during the 2012 season, but at least Colorado's basketball team managed to make the 2013 NCAA Tournament in March--even if they did lose in the second round to Illinois.

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36. Arizona State Sun Devils

Cheerleaders
(Rick Scuteri/USA Today Sports)

If you haven't seen Arizona State cheerleaders--you may want to consider catching some Sun Devils football games next season. This team finished 8-5 last year and it wouldn't be a surprise if they put up a fight with the rest of the contenders in the Pac 12 next season.

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35. Alabama Crimson Tide

Cheerleaders
(Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)

With three National Championships over the last four seasons, Alabama fans can always rely on their football team to come through. There's still plenty of time before the start of the 2013 season, but it wouldn't be a surprise if the Crimson Tide made it four titles in five years after next season.

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34. Cleveland Cavaliers

Cheerleaders
(David Richard/USA Today Sports)

This team has been going through rebuilding mode since LeBron James left for the Miami Heat, but they should be excited about the future with the type of young squad they've been putting together.

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33. Los Angeles Lakers

Cheerleaders
(Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

When it comes to the most popular cheerleaders in the NBA, it's safe to say everybody knows about the girls from the Los Angeles Lakers. If only the Lakers had managed to live up to their expectations this past season--fans would have had plenty more to cheer about.

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32. Clemson Tigers

Cheerleaders
(Joshua S. Kelly/USA Today Sports)

When it comes to the two major sports of the school, the football team is arguably the most popular for Clemson as they're coming off a 2012 season in which they finished with an 11-2 record.

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31. Oregon State Beavers

Cheerleaders
(Steve Dykes/USA Today Sports)

Oregon State's football team has always been one of those teams where nobody knows what to expect from them, but they did finish 9-4 overall last season. Nobody knows what to expect from the Beavers in 2013, but there's no reason why they shouldn't be able to compete in the Pac-12.

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30. North Carolina State Wolfpack

Cheerleaders
(Rob Kinnan/USA Today Sports)

Another one of those schools that is lucky enough to have a solid football and basketball team, the last year has been a good one for North Carolina State and there's no reason why that shouldn't be the case once again in 2013.

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29. Atlanta Falcons

Cheerleaders
(Daniel Shirey/USA Today Sports)

The Atlanta Falcons finally won their first playoff game during the Matt Ryan and Mike Smith era last year, but the team fell just short of the Super Bowl after losing to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship.

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28. New England Patriots

Cheerleaders
(David Butler II/USA Today Sports)

Ever since Tom Brady has been around, the New England Patriots have always been one of the league's top contenders--giving their fans plenty of excitement each season.

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27. St. Louis Blues

Cheerleaders
(Scott Rovak/USA Today Sports)

Even if they were eliminated from the playoffs earlier than they would have liked, give the St. Louis Blues credit for having another impressive regular season as they finished second in the division behind the Chicago Blackhawks.

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26. Houston Rockets

Cheerleaders
(Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)

The acquisition of James Harden certainly paid off for the Houston Rockets during the 2012-13 season and there's a good chance this team will bounce back even stronger next year as one of the top contenders in the Western Conference.

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25. Wyoming Cowboys

Cheerleaders
(Troy Babbitt/USA Today Sports)

Their conference play may not have been impressive, but at least Wyoming's basketball team managed to finish 20-14 overall during the 2012-13 season.

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24. Memphis Grizzlies

Cheerleaders
(Nelson Chenault/USA Today Sports)

All of a sudden, it looks like Memphis Grizzlies fans will have plenty to cheer about over the next couple of years as this team has proven in the playoffs why they should be considered one of the top teams in the Western Conference.

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23. New Orleans Pelicans

Cheerleaders
(Chuck Cook/USA Today Sports)

Unfortunately, the New Orleans Pelicans still appear to be another year or two away from being contenders, but they should be excited about the young squad they're putting together--especially when it comes to Anthony Davis.

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22. Loyola Marymount Lions

Cheerleaders
(Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)

Loyola Marymount may never be one of the top contenders in the college basketball world as they finished 1-15 in the West Coast last year, but at least fans can enjoy the presence of a beautiful squad cheering the team on each game.

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21. San Antonio Spurs

Cheerleaders
(Soobum Im/USA Today Sports)

Ever since Tim Duncan came into the league in 1997, the cheerleaders of the San Antonio Spurs have had plenty of reasons for cheering over the years as this team is always a strong contender in the Western Conference.

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20. Iowa State Cyclones

Cheerleaders
(Matthew Emmons/USA Today Sports)

Iowa State had another impressive regular season that led to earning a No. 10 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament as they nearly pulled off the upset against Ohio State in the third round.

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19. Southern Jaguars

Cheerleaders
(Steven Dykes/USA Today Sports)

If you didn't know about the Southern Jaguars before this season, everybody knew who they were during the 2013 NCAA Tournament as they gave Gonzaga a run for their money in their second-round matchup.

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18. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Cheerleaders
(Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)

Not only did Oklahoma State's football team display an impressive 2012 season, but the basketball team had a solid year as well as they earned a No. 5 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament--despite being upset by No. 12 Oregon.

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17. Marquette Golden Eagles

Cheerleaders
(Jamie Rhodes/USA Today Sports)

One of the biggest surprises of the 2013 NCAA Tournament was Marquette reaching the Elite 8--even if they did end up falling short of the Final Four after getting smoked by Syracuse.

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16. South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Cheerleaders
(Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)

For starters, South Dakota State has one of the sweetest team names in the Jackrabbits. After finishing 25-10 during the 2012-13 season, the Jackrabbits earned a No. 13 seed in this year's tournament before falling to Michigan.

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15. Colorado State Rams

Cheerleaders
(Jamie Rhodes/USA Today Sports)

After finishing with a 26-9 record during the regular season, Colorado State made some noise early on in the 2013 NCAA Tournament before falling in the third round to Louisville.

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14. LSU Tigers

Cheerleaders
(Nelson Chenault/USA Today Sports)

For years, LSU has not only been one of the top contenders in the SEC, but college football in general. Les Miles always has the Tigers in the national title hunt and there's a good chance that will happen once again in 2013.

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13. Indiana Pacers

Cheerleaders
(Pat Lovell/USA Today Sports)

Even without one of their star players in Danny Granger for all but five games, the Indiana Pacers emerged as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference during the 2012-13 season and appear to have a solid group of players to be contenders for years to come.

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12. Louisville Cardinals

Cheerleaders
(Jamie Rhodes/USA Today Sports)

Obviously, Louisville sports had plenty to cheer for over the last year as the football team went on to win the Sugar Bowl and the basketbal team captured the National Championship. The only question is--will both teams be as successful next season?

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11. Los Angeles Clippers

Cheerleaders
(Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

There's no question the Los Angeles Clippers are one of the most exciting teams to follow in sports as Blake Griffin and company are always capable of putting on a good show for the fans. Only time will tell when it comes to whether or not this is the new team to beat in Los Angeles.

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10. Miami Hurricanes

Cheerleaders
(Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports)

The Miami football team is finally getting back to the level they were used to playing on and even the basketball team is on the rise after finishing with the best record in the ACC during the regular season. Finally, the Hurricanes are becoming an all-around threat once again as a sports program.

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9. Syracuse Orange

Cheerleaders
(Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports)

Just like numerous teams on this list, Syracuse can always be relied on for having strong football and basketball programs--even though basketball is clearly the favorite between the two. The Orange gave fans plenty of excitement this past season after the basketball team reached the Final Four--only to fall short of playing in the National Championship after losing to Michigan.

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8. Phoenix Suns

Cheerleaders
(Jennifer Stewart/USA Today Sports)

The Phoenix Suns season may not have gone the way they were hoping it would, but at least fans were lucky enough to see some of the most beautiful cheerleaders during home games. A 25-57 record is never anything to brag about, but lets hope the Suns can figure out a way to turn things around during the offseason.

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7. Oregon Ducks

Cheerleaders
(Jamie Rhodes/USA Today Sports)

The Oregon Ducks have received plenty of praise over the last couple of years for having some of the most beautiful cheerleaders in college sports and the best part is--their teams area always contenders as well. Not only did the football squad come through once again in 2012 with a 12-1 overall record, but the basketball team made a surprise run in this year's tournament as well--advancing to the Sweet 16 before falling to Louisville.

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6. Atlanta Hawks

Cheerleaders
(Joshua S. Kelly/USA Today Sports)

The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference over the last couple of seasons, but the argument can be made that they've yet to reach their true potential with the type of talent on their roster.

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5. Boston Celtics

Cheerleaders
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One of the best sports franchises in history, the Boston Celtics will always have one of the strongest fan bases in the country, but these next couple of years could be interesting as some of their key veterans are nearing the end of their career.

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4. UCLA Bruins

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Another college program with a strong reputation for their sports teams, UCLA will always have plenty to cheer about and that's not going to change anytime soon. After finishing with a 9-5 record in 2012, it will be interesting to see how well the football team performs next season considering all of the competition in the Pac-12.

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3. Houston Dynamo

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Who exactly is the Houston Dynamo? Well, they're a soccer club from the MLS and as you can tell--they have some beautiful members of the cheerleading squad. If fans didn't know about the Dynamo after this slideshow, they will most likely be keeping an eye on them now.

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2. Michigan Wolverines

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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Michigan has always been known for their football team, but the basketball team managed to reach the National Championship game this season before falling to Louisville. In other words--keep an eye on the Wolverines and their basketball program over the next couple of years.

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1. Denver Nuggets

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Despite their early exit from the playoffs, there was plenty to take away from the Denver Nuggets during the 2012-13 season as there were times where they looked like one of the hottest teams in the league. This team may not have a standout star like most teams, but the Nuggets have every reason in the world to be excited for the 2013-14 season.


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  • Ron Conway

    Two teams from the SEC…nice job Dan! Must be married to his sister b/c everyone know that the ladies in the south are the best looking.

  • Captain Obvious

    Way to do your proofreading Dan Parzych. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders are on there twice. #96 then the jump to #55

  • Mike

    #67 is Missouri Tigers..

  • Times HIghtower

    There are some hot girls at UF, but they’re not terribly outgoing.