Nov 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; A general view as Ohio State Buckeyes fans rush the field after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 26-21 to go undefeated on the season at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio Stadium Ranked Best Big 10 Venue

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A Buckeye home date during college football season draws over 100,000 fans to Ohio Stadium. The crowd is large, red, and diehard.

The Horshoe is synonymous with great college football stadiums, as evidenced by some recent rankings from Athlon Sports.

In the website’s  poll of the best venues in the Big Ten, Ohio Stadium took the top spot, garnering nine of 12 first-place votes, while Memorial Stadium (Nebraska) came in second.

Here’s how the voting broke down.

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

Just how big of a runaway was it for The Shoe? Ohio Stadium didn’t receive anything worse than a second-place vote, according to Big Ten Network.

Athlon added:

“Dotting of the I” before a Buckeyes’ game is something all college fans should experience. Finishing in the top five in average attendance every year doesn’t hurt either.

Of course, this poll will serve as another Buckeye triumph over Michigan, which finished fifth. It was a little surprising to see the home of the Maize and Blue perform so badly, as at least one of Athlon’s panel members thought Michigan Stadium was seventh.

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