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      When it comes to sex, USC is on top

      When it comes to sex the University of South Carolina is on top. That's according to a national survey released Tuesday by condom maker Trojan. The survey ranks USC first out of 141-colleges and universities...when it comes to sexual health.That's encouraging news for a state with the 8th highest aids ranking in the US.

      Sex is all the rage at the university of South Carolina sexual health, that is.

      "Everyone I know wear's condoms of some sort, and a lot of the females I know are at least on birth control, says Scott Blanchette.

      "A lot of my friends, you know, they'll ask for condoms, or they'll talk about things like oh we didn't do that because we didn't have any sort of protection," says Kanesha Ivory.

      USC moving to the head of the class Tuesday in Trojan condom's yearly sexual-health report the survey ranks over 140-colleges and universities on student health services.

      "Last year we ranked number eight, the year before that we were number six, so we've ranked in the top ten for several years and we are proud of that," says Deborah Beck.

      USC Student Health Services Director Deborah Beck says...researchers take the survey seriously...analyzing campus health data and student opinion polls in 13-seperate categories.

      "It looks at the quality of our health services, our availability of our services, the time, and all of our outreach programs and of course the availability of sexual information," says Beck.

      USC health officials say the while survey shows they are doing a good job of promoting sexual health...they are not promoting sex they're teaching students so they can make educated decisions.

      "It makes me feel good that if I'm ever to have a partner, that I'm pretty confident that they've been practicing safe sex," says Blanchette.

      And students and health officials agree, there's no better place to be-- than on top....of their sexual health.

      Complete Trojan Sexual Health Report Card Rankings Overall Rankings 2009 2009 2008 School Conference Overall rank rank GPA 3.43 1 8 University of South Carolina SEC 3.40 2 1 Stanford University PAC 10 3.38 3 6 University of Connecticut Big East 3.24 4 2 Columbia University Ivy League 3.23 5 18 Florida Atlantic University Sun Belt 3.21 6 9 University of Georgia SEC 3.17 7 36 Michigan State University Big 10 3.17 8 3 Cornell University Ivy League 3.15 9 17 Brown University Ivy League 3.15 10 20 Duke University ACC 3.15 11 16 The University of Texas At Big 12 Austin 3.14 12 63 University of Maryland ACC 3.13 13 13 University of Michigan Big 10 3.12 14 26 University of Illinois Big 10 3.11 15 41 Yale University Ivy League 3.08 16 15 Oregon State University PAC 10 3.01 17 30 North Carolina State ACC University 3.01 18 14 Pennsylvania State University Big 10 3.01 19 68 Dartmouth College Ivy League 3.00 20 7 West Virginia University Big East 2.98 21 42 University of Colorado Big 12 2.98 22 11 University of Oregon PAC 10 2.97 23 28 Ohio State University Big 10 2.95 24 47 University of Florida SEC 2.95 25 56 University of Central Florida C-USA 2.95 26 12 Louisiana State University SEC 2.94 27 38 Western Michigan University MAC 2.94 28 53 University of Virginia ACC 2.93 29 109 University of Louisiana At Sun Belt Monroe 2.93 30 31 Ball State University MAC 2.92 31 4 University of Iowa Big 10 2.91 32 24 Mississippi State University SEC 2.90 33 105 San Diego State University Mountain West 2.88 34 78 East Carolina University C-USA 2.87 35 27 University of North Carolina ACC 2.85 36 75 Florida International Sun Belt University 2.84 37 40 University of Southern PAC 10 California 2.82 38 55 University of Kentucky SEC 2.82 39 46 Colorado State University Mountain West 2.81 40 49 The University of Alabama SEC 2.80 41 51 University of California PAC 10 2.79 42 50 Northern Illinois University MAC 2.79 43 35 University of Wisconsin Big 10 2.79 44 79 Texas A&M University Big 12 2.78 45 21 University of Pennsylvania Ivy League 2.77 46 58 Washington State University PAC 10 2.76 47 84 Kansas State University Big 12 2.75 48 64 University of Missouri Big 12 2.74 49 22 Indiana University Big 10 2.73 50 66 University of South Florida Big East 2.73 51 33 Bowling Green State University MAC 2.72 52 32 Rutgers University Big East 2.72 53 34 Tulane University of Louisiana C-USA 2.71 54 5 University of Denver Sun Belt 2.71 55 45 Western Kentucky University Sun Belt 2.71 56 48 University of Kansas Big 12 2.70 57 76 University of New Mexico Mountain West 2.70 58 23 University of Minnesota Big 10 2.69 59 95 Miami University-Oxford MAC 2.69 61 83 California State WAC University-Fresno 2.69 61 29 Princeton University Ivy League 2.68 62 25 Harvard University Ivy League 2.68 63 61 Ohio University MAC 2.67 64 n/a University of Nevada-Reno WAC 2.67 65 108 University of Mississippi SEC 2.67 66 101 Clemson University ACC 2.66 67 65 Rice University C-USA 2.65 68 44 University of Miami ACC 2.65 69 99 University of Louisville Big East 2.65 70 39 University of Arizona PAC 10 2.64 71 52 Virginia Tech ACC 2.64 72 70 Wake Forest University ACC 2.62 73 126 Indiana University-Purdue Independents University-Indianapolis 2.62 74 62 Eastern Michigan University MAC 2.62 75 73 University of Pittsburgh Big East 2.61 76 19 Syracuse University Big East 2.61 77 54 Purdue University Big 10 2.60 78 69 University of Southern C-USA Mississippi 2.60 79 88 Florida State University ACC 2.60 80 57 University of North Texas Sun Belt 2.59 81 92 University of Oklahoma Big 12 2.58 82 91 Southern Methodist University C-USA 2.58 83 10 University of Wyoming Mountain West 2.58 84 87 University of Memphis C-USA 2.56 85 59 University at Buffalo MAC 2.56 86 71 San Jose State University WAC 2.53 87 43 Georgia Tech ACC 2.53 88 90 Northwestern University Big 10 2.52 89 81 Central Michigan University MAC 2.52 90 123 Texas Tech University Big 12 2.52 91 74 University of Washington PAC 10 2.51 92 60 Kent State University MAC 2.50 93 85 University of Akron MAC 2.49 94 93 The University of Texas-Pan Independents American 2.49 95 94 University of Houston C-USA 2.48 96 37 University of Nebraska Big 12 2.47 97 77 University of Nevada-Las Vegas Mountain West 2.47 98 102 Boise State University WAC 2.47 99 82 University of Tulsa C-USA 2.45 100 86 The University of Tennessee SEC 2.42 101 72 University of Arkansas Main SEC Campus 2.38 102 110 Air Force Academy Mountain West 2.38 103 96 Iowa State University Big 12 2.36 104 100 University of Arkansas At Sun Belt Little Rock 2.35 105 107 University of South Alabama Sun Belt 2.35 106 129 University of Cincinnati Big East 2.33 107 104 University of Utah Mountain West 2.30 108 111 University of Hawaii At Manoa WAC 2.29 109 121 New Mexico State University WAC 2.28 110 97 Utah State University WAC 2.28 111 67 Oklahoma State University Big 12 2.28 112 80 Vanderbilt University SEC 2.28 113 119 Arizona State University PAC 10 2.27 114 106 Texas Christian University Mountain West 2.26 115 89 The University of Texas At El C-USA Paso 2.25 116 98 Middle Tennessee State Sun Belt University 2.19 117 131 Utah Valley State College Independents 2.16 118 117 University of California-Los PAC 10 Angeles 2.14 119 115 Auburn University SEC 2.14 120 n/a The University of Alabama at C-USA Birmingham 2.13 121 124 Georgetown University Big East 2.08 122 112 Savannah State University Independents 2.05 123 133 University of Toledo MAC 2.03 124 118 University of New Orleans Sun Belt 1.94 125 114 Villanova University Big East 1.93 126 127 Boston College ACC 1.93 127 120 Chicago State University Independents 1.92 128 113 University of Idaho WAC 1.90 129 130 Marquette University Big East 1.75 130 136 University of Notre Dame Big East 1.74 131 128 Marshall University C-USA 1.71 132 116 Troy State University Sun Belt 1.71 133 122 Seton Hall University Big East 1.64 134 135 Louisiana Tech University WAC 1.63 135 103 University of Louisiana At Sun Belt Lafayette 1.58 136 125 Arkansas State University Sun Belt 1.57 137 132 Brigham Young University Mountain West 1.54 138 134 Baylor University Big 12 1.37 139 137 Providence College Big East 1.24 140 138 St. John's University Big East 0.62 141 139 DePaul University Big East
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