Just like the college football rankings, the SEC has heavy representation when it comes to Playboy's list of Top 10 Party Schools for 2012. The conference has three schools making the cut while the Big Ten and the Big 12 each have two.

Playboy says its ratings are based on sex, sports and nightlife (what else is there really?) and also identifies the worst school in each of these three categories. Spoiler alert: BYU ranks last in nightlife.

Here is the overall Top 10 in countdown fashion:

Top 10 Party Schools (As Ranked By Playboy) Slideshow


10. Ohio State

Notable sports alums: Jack Nicklaus, Jesse Owens, Bob Knight, Archie Griffin, Eddie George.


9. Texas Christian

Notable sports alumni: LaDainian Tomlinson, Sammy Baugh, Davey O'Brien, Bob Lilly, Kurt Thomas.


8. Tulane

Notable sports alumni: Matt Forte, John (Hot Rod) Williams, Shaun King, Max McGee, Mewelde Moore.


7. Vanderbilt

Notable sports alumni: Jay Cutler, David Price, Will Perdue, Corey Chavous, Joey Cora.


6. Georgia

Notable sports alumni: Herschel Walker, Matthew Stafford, Dominique Wilkins, Hines Ward, Terrell Davis.


5. Wisconsin

Notable sports alumni: Chris Chelios, Suzy Favor-Hamilton, Al Toon, Ron Dayne, Alan Amechi.


4. Texas

Notable sports alumni: Kevin Durant, Earl Campbell, Roger Clemens, Ricky Williams, Tom Landry.


3. Florida

Notable sports alumni: Tim Tebow, Emmitt Smith, Cris Collinsworth, Steve Spurrier, David Eckstein.


2. USC

Notable sports alumni: Cheryl Miller, Tom Seaver, Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, Frank Gifford.


1. Virginia

Notable sports alumni: Ralph Sampson, Matt Schaub, Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber, Dawn Staley.

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