The old saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” couldn’t be more true when it comes to ranking college towns.
Do you prefer larger metropolitan areas? Do you enjoy the isolated peace and quiet of a quaint small town? Cost of living, nightlife, food, culture, weather, surrounding geography and more go into evaluating a city.
Every college campus is unique and each one brings something different to the table.
When evaluating a bigger city like Fort Worth or Austin against small towns like Lubbock or Stillwater, personal opinions will vary greatly. So we had some fun asking 12 Big 12 experts to rank their favorite Big 12 locations and here is what we learned:
The Voting Panel:
David Ubben, Fox Sports
Chip Brown, HornsDigest.com
Pat Forde, Yahoo!
Dennis Dodd, CBSSports
Stewart Mandel, Fox Sports
Blair Kerkhoff, KC Star
George Schroeder, USA Today
Chris Level, RedRaiderSports.com
Bryan Fischer, NFL.com
Allen Kenney, BlatantHomerism.com
Tim Fitzgerald, GoPowerCat.com
Braden Gall, Athlon Sports/SiriusXM
Voting: A first-place vote was worth one point and a last-place vote was worth 10 points.
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