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(Ridiculous) ranking of Big 12 cities has Lubbock at No. 1

Aggieville gets behind the Wildcats.
Aggieville gets behind the Wildcats.

Here’s all you really need to know about this ranking of the Big 12 cities: No. 1 is Lubbock, Texas.

If that makes you think that the list was compiled by someone at the newspaper in Lubbock, you’re right.

Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal compiled the list, and let’s cut to the chase.

Williams ranks Manhattan, Kan., one spot ahead of Lawrence.

Here’s what he says about Lawrence: “It’s close enough to Kansas City to give visitors more sports, entertainment and restaurant choices. It’s far enough away to not feel like a suburb, another plus. If you want a beautiful campus, KU has a beautiful campus. Like Lubbock, Lawrence has the not-too-big, not-too-small appeal.”

And this is the comment about Manhattan: “Bill Snyder Family Stadium might be the most easily accessible venue in the Big 12, and the Little Apple gets high marks for its Aggieville entertainment district. Plenty of fun stops, all within walking distance.”

No. 10 on the list? What do you think it would be from someone in Lubbock? Yep: It’s Austin.

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