For game-day ambience, Clemson tops the list.
That's the result of a contest co-sponsored by USA Today and www.10Best.com.
Clemson, which earlier this fall earned its second straight recognition from Southern Living as college football's best tailgate, won out over state rival South Carolina and Tennessee for the top spot in fan balloting.
From 10Best's press release:
No matter what the standing are in regard to team performance, fans at Clemson University campus in Clemson, South Carolina have some serious bragging rights. The public has voted Clemson's pre-game campus scene the best in the nation for game day atmosphere.
This was a hotly contested category, with influencers ranging from athletic departments to alumni organizations and fans from coast to coast. All 10 winners are geographically diverse but each is "the place to be" on college game day . . . a destination for any sports fan's bucket list.
The 10 Winners in the 'Best Game Day Ambiance' Readers' Choice contest category are as follows:
1. Clemson, SC - Clemson Univ.
2. Columbia, SC - Univ. of South Carolina
3. Knoxville, TN - Univ. of Tennessee
4. College Station, TX - Texas A&M Univ.
5. Ann Arbor, MI - Univ. of Michigan
6. Lincoln, NE - Univ. of Nebraska
7. State College, PA - Penn State Univ.
8. Columbus, OH - Ohio State Univ.
9. Baton Rouge, LA - Louisiana State
10. Univ.Tuscaloosa, AL - Univ. of Alabama