EA Sports College Football 25 underrates its own virtual Beaver Stadium environment

EA Sports has brought immense excitement to college football fans, bringing back the notorious video game for the first time in eleven years, and they have released rankings that have seemingly undermined the atmosphere at Beaver Stadium.
Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium
Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium / Scott Taetsch/GettyImages

College football fans across the country are growing impatient while awaiting the release of the brand-new EA Sports College Football game, which will be available to purchase and play on July 19th. Since the trailer dropped last month, EA has been dropping more teasers, sneak peeks, and rankings. 

This week, EA released a “top 10 toughest places to play” list for their new video game.

This list has stirred controversy and discussion throughout social media between college football fans. Most notably, Beaver Stadium is not included in the top five in the list. 

The top five, Texas A&M, Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, and Georgia, are rather skewed towards the SEC, but for good reason. LSU is most likely deserving of the top spot on this list, the atmosphere down at Tiger Stadium seems like something else week after week during the college football season. After that, I believe Penn State should take the No. 2 spot. With the whiteout and all of the other traditions that Penn State football brings, it is clearly the best atmosphere outside the SEC, and could very well be argued as the No. 1 toughest place to play in college football.

The most confusing part of this list is Camp Randall at seven. Why are they in the top ten and not Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium and Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium? Those are the two biggest snubs of this list, and this top ten could just be nine SEC teams and Penn State. 

Alongside these rankings, EA dropped a clip of gameplay at Beaver Stadium, imitating the famous first play against Michigan in the 2019 whiteout. 

This game will surely be fun to play, and on July 19th, you can take the Nittany Lions all the way to win a National Championship for the first time in almost 40 years!