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7th toughest place to play in the nation


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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/36257-no-place-like-home-for-college-football

Everyone has their list of the loudest, toughest, and scariest college football stadiums.

Death Valley (both Clemson and LSU), Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, and Lane Stadium are just a sampling of the stadiums that give opposing teams and coaches nightmares.

Based on the home records of major college football teams over the past 25 years, I have compiled a list of the toughest places to play according to the home team's winning percentage.

25. Tiger Stadium (Death Valley), LSU .689

24. Kinnick Stadium, Iowa .697

23. The Rose Bowl, UCLA .704

22. Mountaineer Field, West Virginia .716

21. Husky Stadium, Washington .733

20. Scott Stadium, Virginia . 740

19. Los Angeles Coliseum, Southern Cal .742

18. Memorial Stadium (Death Valley), Clemson .745

17. Lane Stadium, VA Tech .759

16. M.M. Roberts Stadium (The Rock),Southern Miss. .769

15. LaVell Edwards Stadium (Formerly Cougar Stadium), BYU .771

14. Sanford Stadium (Between the Hedges) Georgia .780

13. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Texas .785

12. Beaver Stadium (The Beav), Penn State .788

11. Neyland Stadium, Tennessee .796

10. Jordan-Hare, Auburn .796

9. Kyle Field (The 12th Man), Texas A&M .801

8. Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Oklahoma .805

7. Bulldog Stadium, Fresno State .808

5. (Tied) Ohio Stadium (The Horseshoe), Ohio State .828

5. (Tied) Michigan Stadium (The Big House), Michigan .828

4. The Orange Bowl, Miami .848

3. Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State .858

2. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp), Florida .863

1. Memorial Stadium (The Sea of Red), Nebraska .893

Now this list may not be in accordance with the worst places to play in respect to the players’ and coaches’ opinions. But these are, by the numbers, the best home records among major college football teams in the past 25 years.

*South Florida has a home winning percentage of .812 but was left off the list due to the fact that they have not been in the BCS division for the past 25 years.

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winning percentage means little  in this category

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ESPN just did a list of the Top 25 Toughest Places to Play as well.  LSU was the toughest and UF was #2.  Interestingly enough their Top 25 didn't include Iowa, UCLA, Washington, Virginia, Southern Miss, BYU, or Fresno State.  I tend to agree with the ESPN one more than this one, although they have some places that don't belong in the Top 25 either.  

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How many pro stadiums do you see in the list?  Interesting fact, which I believe makes a difference.

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too bad usf doesnt try to get a game in all those places

instead we play tenn st at martinville west   in TAMPA

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The OB would be high on that list if they didn't just nuke the place.

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if RayJay looked and sounded like it did the night of the WVU game on a consistent basis, it would be on that list.

the 67,000 people in attendance that night were as loud as any fans you'll find in any stadium that size.

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It would seem to me (though this would be ridiculously hard to compile) that a better measure may be the winning percentage when the line was 7 points or fewer. Winning games over programs, you're supposed to beat anyway means nothing to how the home field factors in, but games that are supposed to be fairly evenly matched or that you are supposed to lose says alot about homefield advantage. For that matter, losing games at home to teams you should beat by a touchdown or more should count against said advantage.

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How many pro stadiums do you see in the list?  Interesting fact, which I believe makes a difference.

Indeed.

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How many pro stadiums do you see in the list?  Interesting fact, which I believe makes a difference.

Indeed.

These are all established programs.  That is why they are not in pro stadiums.  they also attract way more than a typical pro field will hold.  Not to start the OCS again.

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