I know I'm considerably biased here, and I wouldn't have expected them to win either, but seriously, how do some of these towns make this list and Austin doesn't?? 47 National Championships since 1949, and 477 (I think, co and outright) Conference Championships since 1899 (1982 for women)!! Plus, Austin have several High School's with a number of State Championships I believe.
I was baffled at this, here's the list of the 20 finalists:
Green Bay, Wis.
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Ann Arbor, Mich.