Syracuse University ranks No. 1 on list of snowiest U.S. colleges

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While the battle for 2014's Golden Snowball trophy rages on, Syracuse has already won another wintry honor.

Syracuse University has been named the snowiest college in the country, according to a new list by AccuWeather. Rankings were compiled for a top 10 list based on each school's annual average snowfall.

SU sees an average of 124 inches of snow per year, thanks largely to Central New York's lake effect phenomenon. That's more than twice what the No. 10 school, Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, sees annually: 61 inches of white stuff.

Three other upstate New York schools made the top 10 as well: Cornell University ranked 8th with 65 inches of annual snowfall; University at Buffalo came in 3rd with 94 inches of snow; and the University of Rochester finished 2nd, averaging 99 inches of snow.

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