By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Sep 15, 2016 at 8:17 PM Photography: David Bernacchi

We’re passionate and loyal in the Midwest.  We love our teams, schools and communities.  So, it’s really no surprise that both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison rank in the top 20 for "colleges with the most school spirit."

The Princeton Review recently released its 2017 college rankings. You have create an account to see all of the results, but more than 140,000 students contributed to the study.  From the results of "How popular are intercollegiate sports at your school?" the data revealed the 20 colleges with the most school spirit. 

As a Marquette grad, I’m proud but, again, not surprised, that MU landed near the top 10.  There’s a pride and unique passion at MU.  Bucky shares it, too, and also boasts a big-time football program that helps increase its reach and spirit.

No matter where your loyalties lie, here’s the full list as presented by Business Insider.  MU at No. 12 and Bucky at No. 16.

We are Marquette!  U-rah-rah! Wisconsin!

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.