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(WBIR) If you love college sports, Knoxville is the town for you, according to Answers.com.

The home of the University of Tennessee landed the No. 2 spot on Answers' ranking of the "10 Best College Sports Towns." Knoxville beat out all SEC schools only falling behind Madison, Wis. when it comes to college life.

Answers listed several reasons why it ranked Knoxville No. 2. The first reason - the fans.

"Tennessee fans are loyal, passionate and support UT football through thick and thin," Answers wrote.

The second - UT's campus.

"UT campus is scenic and the pre-game festivities are off the hook," according to the article.

The third - women's sports.

"This is one of the few towns in America passionate about women's sports. And they should be considering the UT women's basketball team regularly competes for national titles," Answers wrote.

Here's the full list:

  1. Madison, Wis.
  2. Knoxville, Tenn.
  3. Gainesville, Fla.
  4. Los Angeles, Calf.
  5. Iowa City, Iowa
  6. Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  7. Columbia, Mo.
  8. Austin, Texas
  9. State College, Pa.
  10. Durham, N.C.
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