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Southeastern Conference Dominates Baseball Venue Rankings; South Carolina No. 1, Mississippi State No. 4

Stadium Journey released its ranking of college baseball venue experiences this week, and the SEC dominated the rankings. South Carolina's Carolina Stadium topped the list, and Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field also cracked the top five.

Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field snagged the No. 4 spot in Stadium Journey's rankings of college baseball venues.
Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field snagged the No. 4 spot in Stadium Journey's rankings of college baseball venues.
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A new venue sits as the top college baseball experience in 2014 as Stadium Journey ranked South Carolina's Carolina Stadium as the top venue in college baseball.  The home of the Gamecoks supplanted Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field as the top experience in college baseball, as the home of the Bulldogs finished fourth on the same list. Finishing ahead of Dudy Noble Field were South Carolina's Carolina Stadium, Miami (FL)'s Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Stadium, and Georgia Tech's Russ Chandler StadiumLiberty Baseball Stadium, home of the Liberty Flames rounded out the top five.

In all, Stadium Journey writers reviewed 211 college baseball venues meaning some stadiums were not ranked because they had not yet been reviewed.  The reviews are based on seven categories: food and drink, atmosphere, neighborhood, fans, access, return on investment, and extras.

The SEC dominated the rankings, landing the overall top spot and two of the top five spots. Over half of the conference, eight teams, found a spot in the top-20 of the rankings.  Among the power five conference, the SEC, led by Carolina Stadium at No. 1, had the best average ranking at 26.5 for the 13 reviewed conference sites.

The ACC, led by Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Stadium, finished with an average venue ranking of 56.1. The Pac-12, led by Oregon's PK Park at No. 15, finished with an average venue ranking of 59.5.  The Big Ten, led by Nebraska's Haymarket Park at No. 10 had an average venue ranking of 78, and the Big 12, led by Texas's UFCU-Disch Faulk Field at No. 8, had an average venue ranking of 78.3.

In all, the SEC baseball venues stacked up as follows: