The Big Ten will be expanding again in 2014, so it's a great time to take a fresh look at the stadiums that the conference's teams call home. How will newcomers Rutgers and Maryland stack up against their more traditional Big Ten brethren? Are the biggest stadiums also the best?
When the 2014 college football season kicks off, there will be 128 teams in the FBS, each touting some claim to a "home-field advantage." The Big Ten, however, not only touts home-field advantage, the programs back it up with deafening noise, lopsided win percentages and pure stadium size, unmatched by any in the nation.
We've ranked each stadium in the Big Ten based on several factors. Size isn't everything, but it's important. After all, 115,000 fans will always out-scream 45,000—or at least you hope they can. There's also the offered amenities, tailgating space, overall atmosphere and, of course, the intangible categories of the aura, traditions and history of the venue.
Now that we've laid out the ground rules, let's dive right in to our power ranking of the Big Ten college football stadiums for 2014.