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Rupp Arena ranked college hoops’ best home venue, Cameron Indoor 31st?

Aug 21, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

Stadium Journey released a project that was four years in the making: They ranked the home venue for every single Division I college basketball team.

That is not an easy undertaking.

But as with any list of this nature, there are going to be rankings that are easy to disagree with, and the most obvious issue I have is where the rank Cameron Indoor Stadium, the home of the Duke Blue Devils.

It’s 31st, behind noted college basketball arenas like the Hodge Center (USC Upstate), Diddle Arena (Western Kentucky) and Winthrop Coliseum. Another venue that’s criminally underrated? Hinkle Fieldhouse, which is ranked 27th on this list, behind the storied home courts of Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor.

Anyway, here is the top ten:

  • 1. Rupp Arena (Kentucky)
  • 2. Carrier Dome (Syracuse)
  • 3. FedEx Forum (Memphis)
  • 4. CenturyLink Center (Creighton)
  • 5. Dee Glen Smith Specturm (Utah State)
  • 6. Allen Fieldhouse (Kansas)
  • 7. Crisler Center (Michigan)
  • 8. The Pit (New Mexico)
  • 9. Smith Center (North Carolina)
  • 10. Frank Erwin Events Center (Texas)

The lowest ranked high-major programs are Rutgers (335th), Penn State (336th) and, in perhaps the least-shocking ranking on this entire list, DePaul (337th).

  1. uk2ndbestinthestate - Aug 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    HAHAHAHA The Yum Center in Louisville is 19th??? It’s a NBA style arena. And Rupp Arena is a POS. This list is beyond ridiculous. What University of Kentucky homer websites are you looking at Dauster?

  2. eagles512 - Aug 21, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Duke at 31 is a joke and the Palestra should be top 10.

  3. colclama - Aug 21, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    There’s no way the BMO would outrank the Kohl Center. I can’t think of anyone in Wisconsin who would say that.

  4. phluffyclouds - Aug 22, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    Lol Cameron is #1

  5. ukcatsfan - Aug 22, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    I would agree with Rupp being #1 but I am a UK fan so I am biased obviously. I think Cameron should be higher just for the atmosphere. As far as the YUM center goes I would take Rupp anyday…history in Rupp out ways the newness of the venue. IMO

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