College football roundtable: Best stadium

We continue our national roundtable series with a fun look at which school has the best stadium in each Power 5 conference. This topic is sure to inspire debate among fan bases across the country. Here's how our panel voted:

ACC: Clemson's Memorial Stadium

The ACC's version of Death Valley is tough to beat not only in the league, but among stadiums across the country. Clemson led the ACC in attendance last season, averaging more than 84,000 fans per game, which ranked top 15 nationally. But beyond that, Clemson has one of the coolest pregame traditions you will ever see: players rubbing Howard's Rock and then running down the famous hill into the stadium as balloons are released into the sky. There's a reason their entrance is known as the most exciting 25 seconds in college football. Because it is. -- Andrea Adelson

Big Ten: Ohio State's Ohio Stadium

The Big Ten is flush with historic and enormous stadiums, so there are several worthy choices here. Still, it’s hard to top Ohio Stadium. From its beautiful perch next to the Olentangy River to its famous horseshoe design and the north rotunda that takes you back into the past, the home of the Buckeyes is the perfect college football setting. That’s also because the incredibly loyal and loud Ohio State fans pack the 104,000-seat stadium no matter the opponent, not just to see their beloved team but also for the marching band and the traditional dotting of the ‘i.’ In a league full of fantastic stadiums, the ’Shoe steals the show. -- Brian Bennett

Big 12: Baylor’s McLane Stadium

As the Bears try to rebuild after an offseason unlike anything we’ve ever seen, Baylor has the Big 12’s best stadium to build around. After all, where else can you "sailgate" all day before stepping into McLane Stadium to enjoy the sunset alongside the Bravos River while watching the two-time Big 12 champions try to defend their home field? The Big 12’s newest stadium also features plenty of unique amenities for fans, recruits and players alike. -- Brandon Chatmon

Pac-12: Husky Stadium, Washington

A diverse group of cities in the Pac-12 has made for several picturesque options for watching college football on the West Coast. The scenes at Cal, Colorado and Utah are remarkable and the game-day atmosphere at Oregon’s Autzen Stadium is hard to beat, but, with apologies to the Rose Bowl, nothing tops Husky Stadium. Built in 1920, the view looking out onto Lake Washington can’t be beat. The 70,138-seat stadium’s proximity to the lake allows for its own "sailgating" scene, and renovations finished prior to the 2013 season removed the eyesore of a track that helped enhance what was already one of the louder venues in the conference. -- Kyle Bonagura

SEC: LSU's Tiger Stadium

What makes a great stadium? Environment? Tradition? Capacity? Tiger Stadium has a combination of all these things, and when it comes to the best stadiums in the SEC, it’s LSU and then everybody else. There’s a reason ESPN writer Wright Thompson described it as “the best place in the world to watch a sporting event” after the 2008 Alabama game. The environment is unlike any other place in college football, especially once the sun goes down. It’s iconic with the eye of the Tiger as the midfield logo. And it’s now the third-largest stadium in the SEC (102,321) after recent renovations that also included 70 suites and more than 3,000 club seats. It’s one of those stadiums that needs to be on your bucket list. -- Greg Ostendorf