Athlon Sports ranked the stadiums in the Big Ten, and the pride of Columbus, Ohio came out on top.
“There is little doubt that the Horseshoe is the Big Ten’s best place to watch a game. A great nickname, awesome traditions, tremendous fan support and commitment, elite level of success, High Street and the Banks of the Olentangy make Ohio Stadium a bucket list destination for fans of every team. And with a brand new video board, audio system and LED lighting, Ohio State boasts one of the top college football venues in the nation. Watching the “Dotting of the I” before a Buckeyes game is something all college fans should experience. Finishing No. 2 in average attendance doesn’t hurt either.”
Ohio Stadium was followed by Beaver Stadium (Penn State), Memorial Stadium (Nebraska), Camp Randall (Wisconsin) and Michigan Stadium.
Personally, I believe Camp Randall should be second, but not by that wide a margin as to shout about it.
The publication also released the preseason all-conference teams. The Buckeyes were well represented:
First Team Offense
QB Braxton Miller, Ohio State
C Corey Linsley, Ohio State
OG Andrew Norwell, Ohio State
OT Jack Mewhort, Ohio State
DE Noah Spence, Ohio State
LB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State
RB Carlos Hyde, Ohio State
DE Adolphus Washington, Ohio State
S C.J. Barnett, Ohio State
S Christian Bryant, Ohio State
WR Corey Brown, Ohio State
PR Jordan Hall, Ohio State
In all, 13 Buckeyes were named. Ohio State had more total players named (13) than any other school, and the most on the first team (7). Athlon is putting a lot of faith in second year defensive linemen Noah Spence and Adolphus Washington.