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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: high overall academic performance, best at university challenge.

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  1. Magdalen College 95

    1. Second best at University Challenge. 99
    2. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
  2. Balliol College 94

    1. Third best at University Challenge. 96
    2. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
  3. Oriel College 75

    1. The best at University Challenge. 100
    2. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51

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  1. Somerville College 75

    1. Fourth best at University Challenge. 91
    2. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
  2. Merton College 50

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. 36th best at University Challenge. 0
  3. St John's College 44

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. 12th best at University Challenge. 0
  4. Christ Church 43

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 29th best at University Challenge. 0
  5. New College 42

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. 37th best at University Challenge. 0
  6. Lincoln College 38

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 43rd best at University Challenge. 0
  7. Trinity College 36

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 19th best at University Challenge. 0
  8. The Queen's College 36

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 23rd best at University Challenge. 0
  9. Wadham College 35

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 14th best at University Challenge. 0
  10. University College 34

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 18th best at University Challenge. 0
  11. Jesus College 34

    1. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 34th best at University Challenge. 0
  12. Corpus Christi College 34

    1. 13th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.7% for 2006–8. 68
    2. 30th best at University Challenge. 0
  13. Hertford College 33

    1. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
    2. 27th best at University Challenge. 0
  14. St Anne's College 33

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. Sixth best at University Challenge. 0
  15. Worcester College 32

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 16th best at University Challenge. 0
  16. St Edmund Hall 32

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. Eighth best at University Challenge. 0
  17. Pembroke College 31

    1. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    2. 44th best at University Challenge. 0
  18. Brasenose College 31

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 32nd best at University Challenge. 0
  19. St Hugh's College 30

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 13th best at University Challenge. 0
  20. Keble College 30

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 35th best at University Challenge. 0
  21. Exeter College 29

    1. 23rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.2% for 2006–8. 58
    2. 25th best at University Challenge. 0
  22. St Catherine's College 29

    1. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    2. 20th best at University Challenge. 0
  23. St Peter's College 28

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. Fifth best at University Challenge. 0
  24. St Hilda's College 27

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 21st best at University Challenge. 0
  25. Lady Margaret Hall 27

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 40th best at University Challenge. 0
  26. Mansfield College 24

    1. 29th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.94% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 39th best at University Challenge. 0
  27. Wycliffe Hall 24

    1. 30th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 63.77% for 2006–8. 48
    2. 17th best at University Challenge. 0
  28. St Benet's Hall 17

    1. 31st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60.54% for 2006–8. 35
    2. 11th best at University Challenge. 0
  29. Harris Manchester College 16

    1. 34th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 28th best at University Challenge. 0
  30. Blackfriars 16

    1. 32nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 31st best at University Challenge. 0
  31. Campion Hall 16

    1. 33rd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. 33rd best at University Challenge. 0
  32. Regent's Park College 16

    1. 35th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 60% for 2006–8. 32
    2. Ninth best at University Challenge. 0
  33. St Stephen's House 0

    1. Seventh best at University Challenge. 0
    2. 36th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 52% for 2006–8. 0

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