Ohio Stadium ranked No. 1 B1G venue in Athlon Sports poll

Ohio Stadium ranked No. 1 B1G venue in Athlon Sports poll

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Athlon Sports is doing a series of college football stadium rankings, and it was time to consider the Big Ten homes Friday. Ohio Stadium took the top spot, garnering nine of 12 first-place votes, while Memorial Stadium (Nebraska) came in second. The voters included 10 Big Ten personalities, including BTN’s Gerry DiNardo, Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina, and a pair of Athlon experts. See the full results in this post.

[ MORE: athlonsports.com: Ranking the Big Ten Stadiums ]

FINAL POLL (highest vote; lowest vote)
1. Ohio Stadium – 1; 2
2. Memorial Stadium (Nebraska) – 1; 5
3. Camp Randall Stadium – 1; 7
4. Beaver Stadium – 1; 5
5. Michigan Stadium – 3; 7
6. Kinnick Stadium – 3; 7
7. Spartan Stadium – 5; 12
8. TCF Bank Stadium – 6; 12
9. Memorial Stadium (Illinois) – 8; 13
10. Byrd Stadium – 9; 14
11. Ryan Field – 9; 14
12. High Point Solutions Stadium – 9; 14
13. Memorial Stadium (Indiana) – 9; 14
14. Ross-Ade Stadium – 8; 14

Here’s the criteria voters were asked to consider:

General atmosphere, fan support, homefield advantage, amenities, tailgating and campus.

Interesting results

  • Four stadiums received at least one first-place vote: Ohio Stadium (9); Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium (1); Camp Randall Stadium (1); Beaver Stadium (1).
  • Five stadiums earned at least one last-place vote: Ross-Ade Stadium (5); Ryan Field (3);¬†Indiana’s Memorial Stadium (2); High Point Solution Stadium (1); Byrd Stadium (1)
  • Ohio Stadium didn’t receive anything worse than a second-place vote.
  • Spartan Stadium received a fifth-place and 12th-place vote, the largest difference among all stadiums.
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