Gator Parties Tame Compared to Happy Valley

Penn State replaces UF as the school to go to if you want the best parties

Going up against a school located in Happy Valley, you had to know the Florida Gators were living on borrowed time.

Penn State has replaced UF as the top party school in the country, which we are sure will insight crazy co-ed theme nights and weekend-long keg parties in Gainesville at the beginning of the next semester. In the battle for party school supremacy, one cannot settle for second best.

The 2009 Princeton Review survey of 122,000 students released Monday went with Penn State because of its football tailgating and sorority and fraternity life. And we all know how wild football head coach Joe Paterno can get during those victory parties.

Clearly, the students surveyed were not allowed to entertain the "Tim Tebow" factor, which by most accounts would have put the Gators over the top again.

It's the first time Penn State has finished first in the nation and it's unclear if it will now be included in Paterno's recruiting speeches.

But don't fret Gator Nation. You are still eons away from becoming the BYU of the collegiate world. The Cougars were named the "Stone-Cold Sober" school for the 12th year in a row.

Princeton Review Top 20 List

1. Penn State University, State College, Pa.
2. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
3. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
4. University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
5. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
6. West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
7. University of Texas, Austin, Texas
8. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
9. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
10. University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara,
11. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
12. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
13. Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.
14. Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
15. DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
16. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
17. Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.
18. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.
19. Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
20. Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.

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