Top football stadiums in the country (Part 11, BYU was most undeserving national champion of all time in football)

BYU won the national championship in 1984 but in a playoff they would have been defeated.

Of all the modern football teams that won a national championship none were more undeserving than BYU. In a playoff they would have lost for sure.

AP Final poll

  1. BYU
  2. Washington
  3. Florida
  4. Nebraska
  5. Boston College
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Oklahoma State
  8. SMU
  9. UCLA
  10. Southern California
  11. South Carolina
  12. Maryland
  13. Ohio State
  14. Auburn
  15. LSU
  16. Iowa
  17. Florida State
  18. Miami (FL)
  19. Kentucky
  20. Virginia

[edit] Coaches Final Poll

  1. BYU
  2. Washington
  3. Nebraska
  4. Boston College
  5. Oklahoma State
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Florida
  8. SMU
  9. University of Southern California
  10. UCLA
  11. Maryland
  12. Ohio State
  13. South Carolina
  14. Auburn
  15. Iowa
  16. LSU
  17. Virginia
  18. West Virginia
  19. Kentucky
  20. Florida St.

Here is a list of the top football stadiums in the country.

Power Ranking All 124 College Football Stadiums  

By Alex Callos

(Featured Columnist) on April 19, 2012 

When it comes to college football stadiums, for some teams, it is simply not fair. Home-field advantage is a big thing in college football, and some teams have it way more than others.

There are 124 FBS college football teams, and when it comes to the stadiums they play in, they are obviously not all created equal.

There is a monumental difference from the top teams on the list to the bottom teams on the list. Either way, here it is: a complete ranking of the college football stadiums 1-124.

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49. LaVell Edwards Stadium: BYU Cougars

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Everything here is slightly above-average, but what helps this stadium stand out is the beautiful mountains surrounding LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Built in 1964, it seats 64,045, and the fans can be heard screaming throughout the game.

The tickets here are also priced relatively cheap compared to many other stadiums, giving fans a good bang for their buck.

 

48. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium: Navy Midshipmen

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This tiny stadium offers visitors quite an experience at a college football game. There is so much tradition and history in the 34,000-seat stadium that anybody close must come to experience.

Built in 1959, this stadium is filled with memorials and plaques that are dedicated to those who have played and also fought.

There are also battle names located on the front of the seating sections. Not many stadiums in the country offer something as unique as Navy.

 

47. Amon Carter Stadium: TCU Horned Frogs

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This stadium originally opened up in 1930 and only seated about 22,000 people. It has undergone numerous renovations and is currently undergoing another.

When that is complete, the stadium should hold more than 50,000 and could be even higher on the list.

With the Horned Frogs now heading into the Big 12, this stadium is likely to get even louder, and the atmosphere even better on Saturdays.

 

46. Waldo Stadium: Western Michigan Broncos

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Far and away the best college football stadium in the MAC, Waldo Stadium only seats 30,200, but is an excellent place to take in a game.

Built in 1939, it consists of four different structures that make up the stands on all four sides.

The atmosphere inside the stadium can get loud, and the student section is rather rowdy for the big games. There is everything from lawn seating to luxury boxes here at Waldo Stadium.

 

45. Bobby Dodd Stadium: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Downtown Atlanta is easily visible from Bobby Dodd Stadium, and not many stadiums are older, as Bobby Dodd is entering its 100th season, having first been open since 1913.

The stadium seats 55,000 and has held up pretty good over the years.

When the Yellow Jackets are good, this place can get rather rowdy, and for big games, this is a great place to watch some college football.

 

44. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium: East Carolina Pirates

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Originally opened in 1963, this 50,000-seat facility is home to the East Carolina Pirates.

There is excellent tailgating available here before the game, and once inside, expect the place to get loud, particularly for the Conference USA games.

There are a few added amenities here that make Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium stand out, such as a state-of-the-art video board.

 

43. Ross-Ade Stadium: Purdue Boilermakers

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West Lafayette is a great college town with one of the oldest stadiums in the Big Ten.

Built in 1924, this stadium seats 62,500 and is one of the smaller venues in the conference.

The best place to start the gameday experience is at the Slayter Center, listening to the marching band. Once inside, the plastic bleachers are very comfortable compared to the metal or wooden ones that most people are used to.

 

42. Jones At&T Stadium: Texas Tech Red Raiders

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When this stadium was originally built in 1927, it only held slightly more than 27,000 people, and since a few renovations have taken place, it has been raised to a capacity of 60,454.

Generally speaking, they need all of those seats, as the stadium fills up for Big 12 games.

There are few places in the country with fans who support their team like they do here in Lubbock.

 

41. MacKey Stadium: Nevada Wolfpack

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This tiny stadium opened in 1966 and only seats 29,993 visitors, but is located just a mile from many of the downtown casinos in the Reno area.

This stadium only seated 7,500 when it originally opened and has a wonderful atmosphere.

The place can get cold, but the mountains in the background make for quite a beautiful setting.

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