12. Stanford Tree (Stanford)
Feb 20, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal mascot The Tree performs during a break in the action during the second half against the USC Trojans at Maples Pavilion. Stanford won 80-59. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
This is the most hit-or-miss mascot in the entire NCAA. Personally, I don’t think there’s ever been a more hideous mascot, but for some people the originality of the mascot helps it earn points. It may just be the fact that I grew up a Cal Bears fan, but just look at thing… Yuck.
The wikipedia page for the Stanford Tree puts it nicely…
"The Tree, in various versions, has been called one of America’s most bizarre and controversial college mascots. The tree regularly appears at the top of Internet “worst mascot” lists but has also appeared on at least one list of top mascots."
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