Ranking the best college towns in every state

Georgia fans head onto campus before an NCAA college football game between South Carolina and Georgia in Athens, Ga., on Sept. 18, 2021.
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Highlighting the best college towns in every state. From Austin to Athens to Oxford and everywhere in between. These are the best college towns in America.

There’s nothing like college football. Truly, going out on the town or the tailgate at 7 a.m, getting together with the usual crew or going out to meet new people, the atmosphere has this crispness from the second the sun rises.

These college towns eat and breathe college football. It’s the driver of their economy, the leader in their happiness, and the drive to make the community better.

Without college football, a lot of these small towns might have much bigger issues, but because of the money this drives in, they are able to build a metropolis.

This list isn’t looking at who has the best college football team, or who’s stadium has the most money infused into it. We’re looking at the communities that are built around these teams. That is what is great about college football.

It’s not focusing on New York City or Los Angeles only like the professional teams. It focuses on Morgantown, West Virginia or Madison, Wisconsin. Every state is represented, even if it’s not by a Power 5 powerhouse. There are close to 900 college football teams across the country spanning five different leagues. They all have a dedicated fanbase whether it’s a big one or a small one.

These college towns sometimes have just 10,000 residents when the students aren’t considered. Those towns are the heart of America. And they are the heart of the NCAA. Let’s take a look at some of the best college towns across America.

Source: FanSided

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