MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia University has crashed another list of the top party schools in the nation.
Playboy magazine has ranked WVU the country's second-best party school, behind only the University of Texas at Austin. The list was released Friday.
Last year, WVU ranked 10th in the Playboy rankings. WVU also regularly ranks among the top party schools on an annual list released by the Princeton Review. The Morgantown school was sixth on that list in 2009, fourth in 2008 and first in 2007.
The editors at Playboy look at different schools across the country and try to find the ones that have the full package: great sports, school pride, beautiful girls, cool bars, and party skills and reputation, said Steve Mazeika, a junior publicist at the magazine.
"Each school on the list was chosen by our editors with input from our campus reps, models, photographers, online voters and student readers," he said. "We try to measure things in a comprehensive manner in order to determine which schools deserve to be honored."
Why did WVU jump eight spots in the Playboy rankings?
"There's not much to do in Morgantown -- except party, study and ignite furniture," according to the magazine. "Seriously. Scott, a freshman, tells us: 'The tailgating at our women's soccer games beats tailgating at most other schools.'
"Another frosh, Jakes, claims, 'We drink two percent of all the world's beer.' We believe you guys, but please put down the lighters and step away from the Barcalounger."
WVU didn't grace the Playboy pages for any of the 'Best in Class' prizes, which include best college sports bar, hottest cheerleaders and best radio station, but that doesn't matter to some students.