Athlon sports polled 12 media experts to pick the top arenas in college basketball, Rupp Arena came in fourth behind Kansas, Duke, and Butler.
Athlon Sports polled a dozen college basketball media members — both writers and broadcasters, professional journalists and former players and coaches — on their top arenas. We asked each to rank their top in terms of atmosphere, experience an amenities. In short, where would they recommend fans go to see a game.
Athlon tabulated all of their ballots, giving each No. 1 10 points all the way to one point for No. 10.
Some of the results were surprising. Some were not. While we expected Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse and Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium to be the top two, we were taken aback at how much separation there would be between those two and the rest of the field. Indeed, Kansas and Duke were the only arenas to appear on all 12 ballots.