College football stadiums are some of the most majestic structures in our country, but usually, fans putting together rankings for venues value things like atmosphere and capacity above all else. Popular Mechanics went a different route.
This week, the popular publication decided to rank the top 25 college football stadiums in the country based on architecture - the structure of the buildings themselves.
Oddly enough, the list doesn't read that much different than any other college football stadium list. The No. 1 school on the list - Nebraska - also happens to have the nation's longest sellout streak.
You can view the entire list below - or head over to Popular Mechanics to read about each stadium. Yale, Ohio State, LSU and Florida State join Nebraska in the top five.
Here's the list:
- Memorial Stadium - Nebraska
- Doak-Campbell Stadium - Florida State
- Tiger Stadium - LSU
- Ohio Stadium - Ohio State
- Yale Bowl - Yale
- Autzen Stadium - Oregon
- Notre Dame Stadium - Notre Dame
- California Memorial Stadium - Cal
- Michigan Stadium - Michigan
- Bryant-Denny Stadium - Alabama
- Harvard Stadium - Harvard
- Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - USC
- Michie Stadium - Army
- Sun Devil Stadium - Arizona State
- Kyle Field - Texas A&M
- Folsom Field - Colorado
- McLane Stadium - Baylor
- Vaught-Hemingway Stadium - Ole Miss
- Rose Bowl - UCLA
- Williams-Brice Stadium - South Carolina
- Neyland Stadium - Tennessee
- Canvas Stadium - Colorado State
- Husky Stadium - Washington
- Sanford Stadium - Georgia
- Memorial Stadium - Clemson
Here's what they had to say about Nebraska:
Get wowed by the 2013 expansion that offered Big Red faithful a new towering brick façade, while creating a new corridor and a three-story glass window that displays historic domed Gate 20 in the original exterior. The remodel uses the original exterior as an interior wall.
The "Sea of Red" has now grown to around 85,000, which famously qualifies the stadium as the third-largest city in Nebraska anytime the Cornhuskers take the field. Memorial Stadium creates one of the country’s most canyon-like bowls for a steep seating rake.
Very cool. Nebraska fans, this season, will be packing the stadium to see if Scott Frost can turn the program around in his first year.