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.
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/.