Trailing only Allen Fieldhouse, Cameron Indoor Arena, and Hinkel Fieldhouse, the fabulous yet soon to be renovated Rupp Arena ranks fourth on Athlon Sports’ best arenas in college basketball poll. Athlon polled a dozen college basketball media members on their favorite venues to watch a game, and then released the individual ballots with the final list.
ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla and Dave Lamont left Rupp Arena off their top 10 lists, while Pat Forde was the only one of the 12 to include Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center. Forde ranked the Yum! Center at No. 3 ahead of Kansas, Indiana, North Carolina and Kentucky. Color me shocked.