College Football's Top 25 Sideline Reporters by Brains, Not Beauty

How many of you out there could honestly give me the entire broadcasting lineup across the nation?

This is the true time to test your true die-hard addiction with college football. Ranking the best sideline reporters by brains and not beauty is no easy task.

However, somebody must be able to pull it off.

With that said, here are your top 25 sideline reporters that grace the sidelines on beautiful fall Saturdays.

25. Eamon McAnaney McAnaney might be better known for his lacrosse knowledge, but he isn’t too shabby of a college football reporter.

24. Cara Capuano Cara Capuano has called her fair share of games, but she is the main sideline reporter when Rob Stone and Danny Kanell are in the booth.

23. Tim Brewster It is never bad when you have a former head coach (Minnesota 2007-2010) explaining to you what exactly is going on, but that is normally the jobs of the announcer.

22. Brooke Collins, CBS Sports Network Joining CBS in 2010, Brooke Collins is grabbing attention after her previous work as a sideline reporter for FSN West/Prime Ticket during UCLA football broadcasts.

21. Allison Williams Working ESPNU games during Saturday afternoons, Allison Williams is another young reporter making a name for herself.

20. Lewis Johnson, CBS Lewis Johnson has been around for a little while, reporting on anything from March Madness to Notre Dame football.

19. Jeannine Edwards I guess this is where I can talk about where I miss Ron Franklin and Ed Cunningham together on ESPN, but Jeannine Edwards is a hard-working reporter that will get to the bottom of a story.

18. Rob Stone Rob Stone isn’t completely done being a sideline reporter (at least now officially yet).

17. Todd Harris Whether Todd Harris is the play-by-play announcer or the sideline reporter, his professionalism is always intact.

16. Jeremy Bloom, Bloom is a former Colorado wide receiver and one of the finest skiers in U.S. Olympic history.

15. Shannon Spake Shannon Spake has been catching America’s attention for her work as a sideline reporter in SEC basketball, but it won’t be long before she jumps up the charts in college football.

14. Wendi Nix Wendi Nix is well-known for staying in studio for NFL Live and College Football Live throughout the week, but seemingly works her tail off every weekend.

13. Shelley Smith She may forever be known as the reporter who had the tough job of remaining in Cleveland when LeBron James made his decision to take his talents to South Beach.

12. Jim Knox Jim Knox is your typical funny dude that can report college football with ease.

11. Jenn Brown Over the last few seasons, people who watch ESPN have had a bit of their attention swayed by Jenn Brown.

10. Heather Cox Some may get persuaded by her red hair, her history of being an absolute filthy volleyball player at Pacific or maybe you like her because she just does her job so well.

9. Quint Kessenich Quint Kessenich has announced some games before, but as a sideline reporter he is on the money. We saw him alongside Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman and Urban Meyer last season.

8. Holly Rowe Arguably the most underrated one on this list, Holly Rowe can report college football and basketball exceptionally well.

7. Jenn Hildreth Skyrocketing up the charts in both college basketball and football is Jenn Hildreth.

6. Samantha Steele Some still may be unaware of who Samantha Steele is, but outside of being a solid Twitter follow, she is also an overall sports junkie.

5. Alex Flanagan It was funny watching Alex Flanagan interview Charlie Weis or Steve Spurrier, since either coach is never afraid to say what is on their minds, but it isn’t easy interviewing the current head of coach of Notre Dame either.

4. Lisa Salters If it is in primetime with Kirk Herbstreit and the legendary Brent Musburger, then Lisa Salters will be right there with you.

3. Tracy Wolfson SEC football is as entertaining as it gets, but Tracy Wolfson probably deserves more credit towards her way.

2. Tom Rinaldi If I needed somebody to ever tell a story on my life or anybody’s for that matter, I would choose Tom Rinaldi. 

1. Erin Andrews Arguably the best sideline reporter in college football, Erin Andrews is all that and then some. People just watch her games because of her looks and that is untrue in my books.