Top 10 College Quidditch Teams

Emerson Quidditch

Some very serious looking Quidditch players at Emerson College. Quidditch. The invention of writer J.K. Rowling has begun to magically appear as a club sport on college campuses. An article by USA Today earlier this fall showed the "sport" is catching on among real-world students at an astonishingly high number of schools around the world. College kids play on the ground instead of in the air, but take on the various roles described in JK Rowling's books including keepers, seekers, chasers, and beaters. Currently, hundreds of teams have formed at schools in almost every state and more than a dozen countries. A Quidditch World Cup is even held. The NCAA recognizes the sport. Rivalries have begun to form as well, including between KU and Mizzou.

Here are the Top 10 college teams ranked by The International Quidditch Association.

No. 1 Middlebury College No. 2 University of Kansas No. 3 Louisiana State University No. 4 Texas A&M No. 5 Emerson College No. 6 University of Rochester No. 7 McGill University No. 8 University of Pittsburgh No. 9 Villanova University No. 10 Marquette University Click here to see the rest.