Posted April 18, 2013

Ranking: Michigan Stadium provided best home-field advantage in 2012

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Michigan Stadium

Michigan led the nation last season by averaging 112,252 fans per home game. (Scott W. Grau/Icon SMI)

By Zac Ellis

Michigan’s home-field advantage was the best in college football in 2012, according to at least one list of rankings. Michigan Stadium, also known as “The Big House,” topped StadiumJourney.com’s rundown of the best college stadiums from last season. The Wolverines led the nation in average attendance with an astounding 112,252 fans per game while finishing 6-0 and outscoring visiting opponents 231-96 at home.

The outlet determined its rankings based on several factors, including a team’s win/loss record, average attendance, attendance as a percentage of capacity and points scored/allowed at home. Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium finished second, while Ohio State’s Ohio Stadium, Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium and South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium rounded out the top five.

You can find the complete rankings here, but here is the rest of the top 10:

1. Michigan Stadium (Michigan)
2. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (Florida)
3. Ohio Stadium (Ohio State)
4. Memorial Stadium (Nebraska)
5. Williams-Brice Stadium (South Carolina)
6. Bryant-Denny Stadium (Alabama)
7. Notre Dame Stadium (Notre Dame)
8. Sanford Stadium (Georgia)
9. Tiger Stadium (LSU)
10. Bill Snyder Family Stadium (Kansas State)

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