Gary Strauss and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY
West Virginia University finished No. 1 in Playboy's list of Top Party Schools of 2013, the men's magazine announced Wednesday. It was the first time that the university, located in Morgantown, W.Va., has topped the annual list, which Playboy has published for eight years.
The University of Wisconsin finished second and the University of Colorado was third.
Last year's No. 1 pick, the University of Virginia, failed to crack the top 10 this year.
The top 10 list for 2013:
1. West Virginia University
2. University of Wisconsin
3. University of Colorado
4. University of Southern California
5. Florida State University
6. University of Texas
7. Louisiana State University
8. University of Georgia
9. Arizona State University
10. University of Maryland
The magazine said Playboy editors rated the schools based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the NCAA, the U.S. Economic Census "as well as feedback from Playboy's more than 12 million social media fans."