One of the coolest parts of the NCAA Football franchise (now EA Sports College Football) is the crowd noise in the home team’s stadium.
As you progress through a dynasty your stadium has the chance to move up the “toughest places to play” rankings. The more games you win at home, the higher up the rankings you will move.
When you become one of the hardest places to play, the crowd noise becomes louder, your opponent’s controller will vibrate more on big plays, and his play art will become jumbled when he checks it before the snap.
All of those in-game advantages are great the main reward you get is the satisfaction of knowing that you protect your home field.
Stadium noise is one of the coolest parts of the college football experience so hopefully a feature like this stays in the new EA Sports college footbal video game.
We’ve put together the default team/stadium rankings for the toughest places to play in the last NCAA Football video game: NCAA Football 14.
Check it out below!
- Ohio State – Ohio Stadium
- Alabama – Bryant-Denny Stadium
- Michigan – Michigan Stadium
- LSU – Tiger Stadium
- Florida – Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
- Oklahoma – Gaylord-Oklahoma Stadium
- Notre Dame – Notre Dame Stadium
- Georgia – Sanford Stadium
- Texas A&M – Kyle Field
- Oregon – Autzen Stadium
- Penn State – Beaver Stadium
- South Carolina – Williams-Brice Stadium
- Nebraska – Memorial Stadium
- Stanford – Stanford Stadium
- Texas – Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
- USC – USC Stadium (L.A. Memorial Coliseum)
- Wisconsin – Camp Randall Stadium
- Clemson – Clemson Memorial Stadium
- Boise State – Bronco Stadium
- Oklahoma State – Boone Pickens Stadium
- Florida State – Doak Campbell Stadium
- Virgina Tech – Lane Stadium
- Auburn – Jordan-Hare Stadium
- Tennessee – Neyland Stadium
- Washington – Husky Stadium
Letter grades are also assigned to each stadium with the top 8 stadiums getting an “A+” mark. Stadiums 9-16 receive an “A” grade while the rest of the top 25 receive an “A-” grade.
Every team/stadium in the game is ranked with teams whose stadiums ranked 26-35 receiving a B+ and continuing to go down the letter grading scale as their ranking goes down.
The list ends with a bunch of teams with low average attendance, new programs, or a losing tradition getting a D- grade.
The list is adjusted each week so if your team wins a bunch of home games in a row you will see that your stadium is slowing inching it’s way up the list while if you start dropping games you shouldn’t at home you’ll watch your ranking fall.
If you are a fan of a specific team that isn’t in the top 25 and are curious what their stadium is ranked, just leave a comment below with the team name and we’ll let you know their ranking.
Next, check out the list of the highest prestige schools in NCAA Football 14.