What defines a college football game experience most? For many fans, its the pre-game ambience: all the revelry that fans display prior to a game.

The hotly-contested 10Best Readers' Choice contest for Best Game Day Ambience has pitted the settings of some of the country's most popular teams against each other, and fans are making their team loyalty known.

Right now, Knoxville is in third place, but Vol fans have until October 21 at noon to change that.

VOTE: Which college football town has the best game-day ambience?

Clemson University is currently leading in votes, with real-world rival Columbia S.C., home to the Gamecocks, nipping at its heels.

The full list of nominees, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Ann Arbor, Mich. - University of Michigan

Athens, Ga. - University of Georgia

Auburn, Ala. - Auburn University

Austin - University of Texas

Baton Rouge - Louisiana State University

Blacksburg, Va. - Virginia Tech

Clemson, S.C. - Clemson University

College Station, Texas - Texas A&M University

Columbia, S.C. - University of South Carolina

Columbus, Ohio - Ohio State University

Gainesville, Fla. - University of Florida

Knoxville, Tenn. - University of Tennessee

Lincoln, Neb. - University of Nebraska

Los Angeles - University of Southern California

Norman, Okla. - University of Oklahoma

Oxford, Miss. - Ole Miss

Seattle - University of Washington

State College, Pa. - Penn State University

Tallahassee - Florida State University

Tuscaloosa, Ala. - University of Alabama

All nominees were chosen by a panel of experts and the winners will be announced Oct 23 at noon on 10Best. If you have loyalty to a college football team or town, now is your chance to make your voice heard. May the best town win!

VOTE: Which college football town has the best game-day ambience?

For more information on the Readers' Choice contest, visit http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/.