When it comes to big-time college football games, home-field advantage can be such an important factor that even the oddsmakers in Vegas take into account who is playing in the friendly confines of their home stadium.
College football has a home-field advantage unmatched by any other sport. Some games draw in excess of 100,000 fans, and almost no one in the stadium is a casual observer. Every man, woman, and child present has a deep-seated bias and they are unable to be dissuaded from their partisan cheering.
Add to that cheerleaders, marching bands, mascots, and all the rest of the pomp and pageantry of college football, and you have an experience that professional sports simply cannot match.
But what about the schools where home-field advantage doesn't mean quite as much? Not every team can play in the Big Ten (which had three teams average over 100,000 fans per game, and also captured the top three spots int he nation based on average). What about stadiums that are half empty on Saturdays?
Sadly, there are some teams that simply don't have much of a home-field advantage to speak of.
Here's a rundown of the 25 worst college football stadium experiences.