College Football 2013: Power Ranking the Best Week 9 Tailgating Sites

Jason S. PariniCorrespondent IIOctober 23, 2013

College Football 2013: Power Ranking the Best Week 9 Tailgating Sites

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    For many people, what goes on outside of the stadium can be even more entertaining than what happens in those 60 wild minutes on the gridiron.

    Only college football can grab the nation's attention all day on a fall Saturday and send millions of Americans flocking to parking lots across the country.

    This Saturday brings about another day of beer, brats, bands and bags at colleges throughout the nation, while College GameDay rolls into Eugene, Oregon as the No. 3 Ducks host No. 12 UCLA.

    Here we rank the best tailgating sites throughout the nation in Week 9.

6. Brigham Young University

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    Who: Boise State at BYU

    When: 8:00 p.m. ET, October 25, 2013 (ESPN)

    Take a bunch of college students at 8:00 on a Friday night and anything could happen.

    Throw in national television, some beer and football—and God help those Mormons.

    Both teams sit at 5-2, which means what happens in the stadium should be quite entertaining as well.

    Provo, Utah will be quite the place to be on Friday night. 

5. Texas A&M University

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    Who: Vanderbilt at No. 16 Texas A&M

    When: 12:21 p.m. ET, October 26, 2013

    Two weeks ago, most people would laugh at the idea that the Vanderbilt-Texas A&M matchup would be an intriguing contest.

    However, after Vanderbilt took down then-No. 15 Georgia and then-No. 7 Texas A&M fell to Auburn, everything changed.

    The game is now huge for both schools.

    College Station will be a great stop for a great tailgating experience this weekend with so much riding on the line.

4. University of Maryland

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    Who: No. 9 Clemson at Maryland

    When: 3:30 p.m. ET, October 26, 2013

    After both schools got embarassed by Florida State, the two will be looking to get on the winning track as they face off in College Park, Maryland.

    The game will be nationally broadcast on ESPN, making the setting even more grand. There's no better way to show the nation that you belong in the spotlight come bowl season than to shine when you have the chance, and that's just what the two teams will be looking to do. 

3. Oklahoma University

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    Who: No. 10 Texas Tech at No. 15 Oklahoma

    When: 3:30 p.m. ET, October 26, 2013

    Oh, you should be at OU this weekend—after rebounding from their heartbreaking loss to rival Texas, the Sooners knocked off Kansas and will look to stay on the winning track against Big 12 foe Texas Tech.

    The matchup will be broadcast nationally on Fox, adding more significance to the already enormous game. 

2. University of Missouri

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    Who: No. 21 South Carolina at No. 5 Missouri

    When: 7:00 p.m. ET, October 26, 2013

    In only their second year in the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou will be looking to prove that they belong in what many regard as the nation's most elite college football conference.

    The Tigers struggled in their first year in the SEC, going only 2-6 and falling short of a bowl game.

    Columbia will be rocking this weekend as Mizzou takes on South Carolina. 

1. The Entire State of Oregon

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    Who: No. 12 UCLA at No. 3 Oregon, No. 6 Stanford at No. 25 Oregon State

    When: All day Saturday, beginning with College GameDay

    It's game day, folks!

    College GameDay rolls into Eugene, Oregon this weekend for the eighth time—this occasion being for the Oregon-UCLA game.

    Meanwhile, less than an hour away, No. 25 Oregon State will play host to No. 6 Stanford.

    Four ranked teams. Two games. One hour apart. And so much on the line in Oregon.

    Oregoners (Oregonites? Oregonians? Oreganos?) will be out in full force for football on Saturday.