Welcome to The Big House (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

There’s nothing like college football. From tailgating to the nail biting finish, it’s always a great time. What makes it so great? It has to be the atmosphere of an NCAA game. You’re on campus surrounded by the most loyal fans imaginable. No matter what college you’re at, or previously attended, it’s always special. However, some are more special than others. We ranked the 5 greatest stadiums in college football.

Doing this wasn’t easy. Do you know how many amazing stadiums there are in the country? Truly countless! So, you best believe these 5 all have something very unique about them.

Best Stadiums For College Football

First off, I want to be clear that the results are completely bias free. Okay, maybe almost completely bias free. I can’t promise that some of my personal opinions didn’t shape the rankings. They probably did, to an extent. You should know, I graduated from Michigan State University. I am a proud Spartan. However, Spartan Stadium didn’t make this list. See? I didn’t let my biases influence the results.

That’s not to say Spartan Stadium isn’t worthy of being on the list. I had some crazy times in the student section there. Spartans show up to support their team. They have hilarious chants and MSU has one of the most beautiful campuses in the entire country. Spartan Stadium is beautiful and sits on the Red Cedar River. It’s incredibly scenic. Yet, it wasn’t enough to make this list of the greatest stadiums in college football.

In fact, some other iconic stadiums didn’t make the cut, either. The iconic blue turf at Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium won’t be found on the list. Beaver Stadium has history and legacy, but also isn’t on this list. So, if your school's stadium didn’t make the list please don’t take it personally. Unless you’re an Ohio State fan. There’s no way the Shoe was going to make the list. Excuse me, *the* Shoe. Let’s get to the list!

  • Rose Bowl Stadium - UCLA

    The Rose Bowl in Los Angeles is one of the best college football stadiums in the country

    The iconic Rose Bowl (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    You can’t talk about iconic stadiums and not mention Rose Bowl Stadium. It’s basically the epitome of iconic stadiums. Then, you add the mountain backdrop and it really can’t get much better than that. Personally, I’ve never been but it’s high up on my bucket list.

  • Tiger Stadium - Louisiana State University

    Tiger Stadium at LSU is one of the best college football stadiums

    This is Tiger Stadium. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

    Tigers may hate cinnamon, but they love football. LSU’s Tiger Stadium is one of the best environments in all of college football. That place gets loud! No team wants to come into Death Valley. I mean, certainly they call it that for a reason, right?

  • Neyland Stadium - University of Tennessee

    Neyland Stadium in Knoxville is one of the best college football stadiums

    Neyland Stadium can get rocking! (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    There’s something about Neyland Stadium that stands out and separates from the pack. Maybe it’s the checkered end zone. Perhaps it’s the crowd in their orange and white. The music? So much to like about games at Tennessee. Whenever I see one of their night games on TV, I can’t lie I get a little jealous. Good for those students who get to enjoy game days there.

  • Kinnick Stadium - University of Iowa

    Kinnick Stadium is one of the best college football stadiums

    Gotta respect Kinnick Stadium. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

    It’s Iowa, how exciting can it be? I understand that perspective. However, what makes Kinnick one of the best stadiums in the country has nothing to do with their field or play. I love how the children’s hospital overlooks the field. What an amazing thought. It gives the kids an opportunity to watch the games, and that can mean everything. I think it could be one of my favorite traditions in all of sports.

    Every game, at the end of the first quarter, the filled stadium and sidelines turn their attention to UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and wave to the children. Watch it sometime. It will melt your heart…and I say that as a fan of another Big Ten school. Good on you, Iowa!

  • Michigan Stadium - University of Michigan

    The student section cheers on the Wolverines at The Big House in Ann Arbor, one of the best college football stadiums in the country

    Welcome to The Big House (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)

    You had to have seen this coming, right? I’m a proud Spartan and even I can’t deny the greatest that is The Big House. Not only is it the largest stadium in the United States (and entire Western Hemisphere), it’s the third-largest stadium in all of the world! It’s truly a sight to behold.

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