My Top 5 Toughest Places to Play

Being that IGN.com is slowly debuting the list of the Top 5 Toughest Places to Play, I decided to create my own list of the Top 5 Toughest Places to Play.

In NCAA Football 09, the following schools are listed as the toughest places to play:

#1 LSU
#2 Florida
#3 Ohio State
#4 Penn State
#5 Tennessee

(source: Pasta Padre)

However, being that I am a Big XII fan, I think that the Big XII doesn’t get much love. Also, why aren’t there any reps from the Pac-10? Here’s my list of the Top 5 Toughest Places to Play:

#5 Oklahoma

Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

Okay, it’s listed in the Top 6 already. However, being a huge Sooner fan, I just had to give them props. If you’re ever in Oklahoma for a Saturday game, stop by JR’s.

#4 Oregon

Oregon University Stadium

To me, this is a no-brainer. If you need to run an onside kick & you really don’t feel like recovering the ball, this is the place that you want to be. Check out this post on the gameday experience at Autzen.

#3 Texas A&M


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I know that I’m going to get a lot of bad beef for this one… However, if you have never seen / played a game at A&M, you can’t balk at this pick. From the “12th Man,” to “Yells,” and even the “Maroon Out” tradition, I feel sorry for any team that walks into Aggieland.

#2 Ohio State

If I had to pick one place to watch my final football game here on Earth, it would be at Ohio Stadium. Sporting one of the richest traditions around (dotting of the i), Buckeye football is one of the classiest programs around. My gosh, their coach sports a sweater vest! How much class can you get it college football? Speaking of class….on to my final pick…

#1 LSU

If LSU was the last place in the world to watch college football, I don’t think that I would even try it. However, I know some ragin’ cajuns that absolutely love their Tiger football….and why wouldn’t they? They’re the first team to win 2 championships in the BCS-era. (I won’t mention that they won it twice at their own stadium, though).

Summary:

Nothing ground-breaking here. However, I definitely think that the Ducks get the short end of the stick when it comes to home field advantage…no respect whatsoever. Anywho, ask any player in the Pac-10 what his biggest fear is & it’s probably playing the Ducks in their yellow highlighter uniforms in Autzen.

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