ESPN Releases First-Ever Top 25 College League of Legends Rankings


ESPN Releases First-Ever Top 25 College League of Legends Rankings

Top Programs Include University of California Irvine, University of Waterloo, Maryville University, Columbia College, Harrisburg University, University of Western Ontario

As we move on from the College Football Playoffs, the collegiate League of Legends season begins and ESPN kicks it off by releasing the first-ever Top 25 College League of Legends Rankings. ESPN Esports editor Sean Morrison consulted with experts within the industry, including Riot Games, maker of League of Legends, to identify the panel of coaches and experts.

ESPN will poll the coaches bi-weekly, identifying the best collegiate League of Legends teams throughout the year and release every other Monday.






Below is ESPN’s full Top 25 Week 1 League of Legends rankings:

  1. University of California-Irvine
  2. Maryville University
  3. Columbia College
  4. Harrisburg University
  5. University of Western Ontario
  6. University of Waterloo
  7. University of British Columbia
  8. University of Texas at Dallas
  9. University of Maryland-College Park
  10. George Mason University
  11. McMaster University
  12. University of Illinois
  13. Robert Morris University
  14. Arizona State University
  15. Stony Brook University
  16. University of Ottawa
  17. Michigan State University
  18. Rutgers University
  19. University of Calgary

T-20.    University of California-San Diego

T-20.    Rochester Institute of Technology

  1. York University
  2. University of Texas
  3. University of Michigan
  4. Virginia Tech

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Based out of Austin, Texas, Olivia Coryell is a communications manager focusing on ESPN+, The Walt Disney Company's leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. In her time at ESPN, Coryell has worked on communications efforts for X Games, Brand Marketing, Corporate Citizenship, esports and more. Coryell is a proud graduate of Florida State University.
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