The University of Wisconsin at Madison topped a list of the nation's best party schools released Monday, despite a decade-long effort by the school to reduce its reputation for heavy drinking.

Brigham Young University led "stone cold sober" schools for the eighth straight year.

The rankings are based on survey responses regarding alcohol and drug use, hours of study each day and the number of students in fraternities and sororities.

Schools often criticize the list, while the American Medical Association has urged Princeton Review to stop putting it out, saying it legitimizes student drinking.

UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley dismissed the report as "junk science that results in a day of national media coverage."

The chairman of the campus student government, though, said many students would take pride in the ranking considering the university's other reputation as a top academic institution.

U.S. News & World Report ranked UW-Madison 34th among national universities in its annual survey last week.

"It just shows that we work hard but we play hard also," said Eric Varney, chair of the Associated Students of Madison.

The list -- which is not affiliated with Princeton University -- is based on online surveys of more than 110,000 college students and is included in the Princeton Review's "Best 361 Colleges."

List of the top party schools as compiled by the Princeton Review:

1. University of Wisconsin at Madison

2. Ohio University-Athens

3. Lehigh University

4. University of California at Santa Barbara

5. State University of New York at Albany

6. Indiana University at Bloomington

7. University of Mississippi

8. University of Iowa

9. University of Massachusetts at Amherst

10. Loyola University New Orleans

11. Tulane University

12. University of Georgia

13. Penn State University

14. West Virginia University

15. The University of Texas at Austin

16. University of Tennessee at Knoxville

17. University of New Hampshire

18. University of Florida

19. Louisiana State University

20. University of Maryland at College Park

University of Wisconsin students conduct an on-the-spot inquiry into fluid dynamics. The school is at the top of at least one college ranking index.