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Analyst Names College Football's Hardest Stadium To Play In This Season

A view of the fans in Clemson's football stadium during a game.

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 23: A general view of the stadium and fans as the University of North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Clemson Tigers on September 23, 2006 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Clemson's football program might be the country's toughest program to beat during the 2019 college football season.

The Tigers, coming off a dominant national title game win over Alabama, will likely start the season ranked No. 1 in the nation. The Associated Press' preseason top 25 poll comes out today and Clemson will likely be at No. 1.

Clemson is at No. 1 in another poll, too.

247Sports' college football analyst Brad Crawford has ranked college football's toughest places to play in 2019.

The toughest place to play: Clemson's Memorial Stadium.

Dabo Swinney's Tigers are 34-1 at home over the past five seasons, tied for the best record nationally with Alabama. But you've never heard Swinney complaining about Clemson's student section, even in lopsided games. Just as dominant nationally as the Crimson Tide during this stretch of unprecedented success for the program, the Tigers have turned the other Death Valley into a house of horrors for nationally-ranked competition. And Memorial Stadium is damn near upset proof, sans the 1-point loss to Pitt during the 2016 season. In close wins over Syracuse, Louisville and N.C. State during this current stretch, the Tigers have summoned some home field magic with fourth-down conversions, goal line stands and missed kicks. Elite teams benefit from those kind of breaks when the crowd is involved.

It's hard to argue too much with that.

There are some college football stadiums that are bigger, and some that are louder, though taking everything into account, there might not be a tougher place to win at in 2019 than Clemson's Memorial Stadium.

Clemson gets a big test at home early, too, when the Tigers host Texas A&M in Week 2 of the 2019 regular season.

You can view 247Sports' full college football stadium rankings here.