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 Seattle or Los Angeles against small towns like Eugene or Corvallis, personal opinions will vary greatly. So we had some fun asking Pac-12 experts to rank their favorite Pac-12 locations and here is what we learned:
The Voting Panel:
Anthony Herron, ESPN/Pac-12 Network
Pat Forde, Yahoo!
Scott Wolf, LA Daily News
Dennis Dodd, CBSSports
Dan Rubenstein, SB Nation
Stewart Mandel, Fox Sports
George Schroeder, USA Today
Ryan Abraham, USCFootball.com
Bryan Fischer, NFL.com
Braden Gall, Athlon Sports/SiriusXM
Voting: A first-place vote was worth one point and a last-place vote was worth 11 points.
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