The trainers, coaching staffs and players that make up each program in the Pac-12 undoubtedly have the biggest impact on wins and losses. But part of what makes college football so special is the pageantry and atmosphere surrounding stadiums throughout the country every Saturday.
That atmosphere, aside from creating buzz and excitement, can often provide a very real advantage for the home team. That comes from deafening noise which makes it difficult for offenses to communicate and momentum that you can practically feel swirling around the stadium and washing over the home team.
But stadiums aren't simply built with an advantage in place. It's the crowd that creates the edge, and players feed off of it.
So which programs have the best home-field advantages in the Pac-12? Here's our top five.
All stats via cfbstats.com. We're looking at home-field advantages as they stand today in 2014. A list taking into account the entirety of a team's history would look much different.
Just missed: Washington State-Martin Stadium, Arizona-Arizona Stadium