Top 10 College Football Tailgating Experiences In The Big 10

Top 10 College Football Tailgating Experiences In The Big 10
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The Ohio State Buckeyes football program claims eight national championships and is No. 3 all-time in most victories. It appears that dominance extends far beyond the gridiron and outside the confines of Ohio Stadium., your best site for Ohio sportsbooks, wanted to rank the best Big 10 tailgating experiences. We used and to assemble a scoring system for each school based on food and beverage options, atmosphere, fans, return on investment and overall records. We then ranked the 10 top campuses for college football tailgating in the Big Ten.

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Top 10 Big 10 Tailgating Experiences



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Ohio State Buckeyes



Michigan Wolverines



Penn State Nittany Lions



Nebraska Cornhuskers



USC Trojans



Oregon Ducks



Washington Huskies



Michigan State Spartans



Wisconsin Badgers



UCLA Bruins


As for the 2024 season, Ohio sports betting apps have Ohio State listed as the preseason favorite to win the Big 10.

Ohio State Dominates Big Ten in Tailgating

Ohio State had 294 points according to our scoring system, taking the top spot from their Big Game rivals in Ann Arbor. With 964 wins all time, there’s no denying that the Buckeyes have one of the most storied histories in college football, from the days before Woody Hayes all the way to today’s era under Ryan Day.

That success has bred a unique Saturday culture around Columbus, where about 100,000 gather for Buckeyes games at Ohio Stadium.

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The Big Ten is expanding to 18 teams this year with the addition of Washington, Oregon, UCLA and USC from the dissolving Pac-12. All four league newcomers show up in our list of top 10 tailgating experiences.

Penn State (263 points) is third on our list, followed by Nebraska (252) and USC (242) in the top five. Oregon (239 points), Washington (235) and Michigan State (213) are the next closest schools.

The 17 Big Ten schools not located in Ohio’s capital city are all looking up at the Buckeyes, however. OSU pulls down the most points of any team in the newly expanded conference for tailgating prowess. To boost your prowess when you sign up for a sportsbook account, take advantage of our best Ohio sportsbook promotions at

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Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan writes for and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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