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Ranking the Big Ten College Towns (Expert Poll)

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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 big city like Chicago against a small town like State College or the culture of Piscataway with the tempo of Iowa City, personal opinions will vary greatly. So we had some fun asking 10 Big Ten experts to rank their favorite Big Ten locations:

The Voting Panel:

Gerry DiNardo, Big Ten Network

Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune

Adam Rittenberg, ESPN

Dave Revsine, Big Ten Network

Kevin McGuire, College Football Talk

Sean Callahan,

Tom Dienhart, Big Ten Network

Brent Yarina, Big Ten Network

Kevin Noon,

Braden Gall, Athlon Sports/SiriusXM

The Results:

Voting: A first-place vote was worth one point and a last-place vote was worth 14 points.

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