You hear it all the time, “It’s not a four-year decision, but a forty-year decision.” When you take a look at the odds that a college player will make a living out of playing football, there is no reassurance. Most players look at two aspects when deciding on college, Prestige and Academics. When someone says a school is “good” what do they mean? Usually they have no clue what they are talking about. They are guessing based off alumni and what other people have told them previously. Also, most of the time if a school is viewed as “good” then it means people think it has multiple programs that are “good.” The real definition of a “good” school, based solely off academics, is a school with multiple great programs. Are they famous for medicine? Pre-law? Economics? Most high school athletes have no idea what they want their major to be when they’re seniors, and even if they do they will most likely change. You want to choose a school that has multiple great programs, so if your first interest doesn’t work out you can switch. However, almost every school in the country has a least one notable program with prestigious alumni. So, when the race between schools is close you need to pay attention to the details. For most, they get to college and when they aren’t in a practice, game or party, they end up a little depressed. Do not under-estimate these attributes of schools, and evaluate these completely before making a decision about your future.



Top 5 Campuses in D1 Football

  1. The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa – Honolulu, Hawai’i
  2. Stanford University- Stanford, California
  3. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)- Westwood, California
  4. University of Washington- Seattle, Washington
  5. University of Wisconsin, Madison- Madison, Wisconsin



Top 5 School Locations in D1 Football

  1. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)- Westwood, California
  2. University of Arizona, Tucson- Tucson, Arizona
  3. University of Southern California (USC)- Los Angeles, California
  4. Vanderbilt University- Nashville, Tennessee
  5. University of California, Berkeley (Cal)- Berkeley, California

Stadium Atmosphere


Top 5 Stadium Atmospheres in D1 Football

  1. Tiger Stadium (Death Valley- Louisiana State University (LSU)
  2. The Rose Bowl- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  3. Kyle Field (Home of the 12th Man)- Texas A&M University
  4. Clemson Memorial Stadium (Death Valley)- Clemson University
  5. Neyland Stadium (Rocky Top)- University of Tennessee, Knoxville