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EA Sports College Football 25

Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Tiburon
Release Date: July 19, 2024

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'EA Sports College Football 25' Releases Rankings for Toughest Places to Play

by Rainier on June 25, 2024 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT

In EA Sports College Football 25 experience explosive gameplay variety across 134 FBS schools and immerse yourself in the iconic atmospheres of college football as you chase college greatness.

EA SPORTS revealed the modes and features that headline EA SPORTS College Football 25, and gave fans a first look at the explosive on-field gameplay and iconic atmospheres of modern-era college football that await when the game launches.

College Football 25 introduces CampusIQ, a suite of features that brings to life the true depth of college football through wide open, fast-paced gameplay across all 134 FBS schools in all areas of the game.

Fan-favorite modes Dynasty and Road To Glory set a new standard for college football greatness for fans ready to construct their own powerhouse program as a created coach or vie for the Heisman as a player, while the all-new Road to the College Football Playoff and College Football Ultimate Team bring fresh online experiences and ways to play. 

Hey College Football Fans,

Welcome back to the Campus Huddle! This week, we have a special “living” edition of the Campus Huddle, centered around Rankings Week.

So what is Rankings Week? 

It’s a time to celebrate various EA SPORTS College Football 25 rankings, from the Toughest Places to Play, to the Top Offenses and Defenses, to our final Team Power Rankings before the worldwide launch on July 19.

Plus, we’ll have our Sights and Sounds Deep Dive coming Wednesday, showcasing the incredible and unique presentation features coming to EA SPORTS™ College Football 25.

TOUGHEST PLACES TO PLAY

We laid out the significant impact that Homefield Advantage can have on the outcome of games in EA SPORTS™ College Football 25 during our Gameplay Deep Dive Campus Huddle. Audio and in-game modifiers such as blurred routes, incorrect play art, confidence and composure affects, and screen shaking are some of the immersive impacts away teams and players will be forced to contend with. 

But not all Homefield Advantages are created equal. The Development Team worked to compile a list of the Top 25 Toughest Places to Play, factoring in historical stats such as home winning %, home game attendance, active home winning streaks, team prestige, and more.

Rankings are subject to change in future updates.

  1. Kyle Field - Texas A&M
  2. Bryant-Denny Stadium - Alabama
  3. Tiger Stadium - LSU
  4. Ohio Stadium - Ohio State
  5. Sanford Stadium - Georgia
  6. Beaver Stadium - Penn State
  7. Camp Randall Stadium - Wisconsin
  8. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Oklahoma
  9. Doak S. Campbell Stadium - Florida State
  10. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium - Florida
  11. Autzen Stadium - Oregon
  12. Memorial Stadium - Clemson
  13. Neyland Stadium - Tennessee
  14. Jordan-Hare Stadium - Auburn
  15. Williams-Brice Stadium - South Carolina
  16. Michigan Stadium - Michigan
  17. Lane Stadium - Virginia Tech
  18. Rice-Eccles Stadium - Utah
  19. Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium - Texas
  20. Kinnick Stadium - Iowa
  21. Notre Dame Stadium - Notre Dame
  22. Spartan Stadium - Michigan State
  23. Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium - Arkansas
  24. Albertsons Stadium - Boise State
  25. Davis Wade Stadium - Mississippi State

 

EXPLOSIVE COLLEGE GAMEPLAY 

The wide open, fast-paced gameplay CampusIQ™ delivers in College Football 25 matches the explosiveness of college football game days, whether you want to keep it on the ground with Army's Flexbone offense, or take to the sky with USC's Air Raid. A range of player ratings that fluctuate throughout each game, team tiers, and in-game passing mechanics custom to college play bring a gameplay feel unique to college football. 

  • Wear & Tear System: As the hits add up, players wear down with the Wear & Tear System. Manage your players’ health, limit fatigue, assess risk of injury, and avoid on-field mistakes by using strategic substitutions to ensure your players are at their best when it counts the most.
  • Pre-Snap Recognition: Pre-Snap Recognition makes the decision behind every snap matter more. Do you trust in your high-skill seniors, or take a risk with your untested freshman? Read the game, then read your players to make the right decision when the game is on the line. 
  • Homefield Advantage: Game-altering homefield advantages rattle your rivals in college football's toughest places to play. Test your squad’s road game composure and confidence levels as you play through distractions like screen shaking, missing pre-play icons, and moving play art. 

ICONIC ATMOSPHERES

Fans will be immersed into the most iconic settings, stadiums and traditions of college football, from The Big House to The Swamp, Tuscaloosa to College Station, and everywhere in between. The sights, sounds, fight songs, mascots, commentators, and unique touches that make up college football game days across all 134 FBS universities, bowl games and the College Football Playoff will come to life.

  • Pageantry & Traditions: Revel in the storied traditions that electrify college football stadiums every Saturday. With unique team run-outs, rivalry rituals, synchronized crowd-chants, loudness meters as well as real game-day audio, fight songs and, of course, mascots, it’ll feel like home everywhere you look.
  • Commentary & Broadcast: Listen to the iconic voices of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit as they call marquee matchups, while Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, and David Pollack take the mic for all other games. Take in the sights and sounds around the stadium between plays with a dynamic picture-in-picture play-call system.

CHASE COLLEGE GREATNESS

Set a new standard for college football greatness whether building your dream team of college football stars and legends, recruiting a winning roster, or developing a coaching staff. Lead your program to the Natty as a created coach, balance student-athlete life and take home the Heisman as a player, or get competitive online in the college football experience of your choice.

  • Dynasty: Create a coach and take control of your own college football program. Establish your coaching staff, then work to recruit the best talent either straight from high school or direct from the transfer portal. Coaching archetypes and skill trees empower you to run your program your own way as you vie for a spot in the new 12-team College Football Playoff, or create your own college football program with customization tools on the Team Builder website.
  • Road To Glory: Live the life of a student-athlete with your created player and take home the Heisman as you build an unforgettable college football legacy. Manage your weekly schedule, GPA, and your image, earn Coach Trust to get more playing time, or use the transfer portal to get the time and the glory you deserve. 
  • Road to the College Football Playoff: Experience a new way to play competitively across consoles in the Road to the College Football Playoff. Will you represent your university, or take a power school to climb the polls? Earn rank by upsetting the toughest opponents and securing the votes you need to progress and level up divisions. Play your way into the playoffs and battle for the National Championship.
  • College Football Ultimate Team: Build your dream team of college football stars and legends. Play Solo Challenges or H2H Seasons to upgrade your squad and take on the toughest contests. Test your skills across consoles in more competitive formats like College Football Ultimate Team Champs and Champs Gauntlet. 

Standard and Deluxe editions of EA Sports College Football 25 are available for pre-order now but fans seeking the ultimate football experience can pre-order a unique offering from EA SPORTS – the EA Sports MVP Bundle, which includes the deluxe editions of EA SPORTS College Football 25 and Madden NFL 25 with 3-day early access for both titles and a variety of other benefits. 

MVP BUNDLE PRE-ORDER INCENTIVES

MVP Bundle (College Football 25 Deluxe Edition & Madden NFL 25 Deluxe Edition) - Digital Only - available on PlayStation and Xbox platforms

Pre-order the MVP Bundle and receive: 

  • Madden NFL 25 Deluxe Edition
    • 3 Day Early Access (Aug 13-15)
    • 4600 Madden Points
    • Early Access Ultimate Team Challenges
    • AKA Player Item 
    • Cover Athlete Elite Player Item
    • Elite Player Item (Bundle Only - not included in standalone Deluxe Edition)
    • Choice of 2 Strategy Items
    • Superstar Drip Gear (PS5® and Xbox Series X|S only)
    • Legendary XP Boost (PS5® and Xbox Series X|S only)
  • College Football 25 Deluxe Edition (PS5 & Xbox Series X|S only)
    • 3 Day Early Access (July 16-18)
    • 4600 College Football Points
    • Alma Mater Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 player item out of 134)
    • Cover Athlete Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 player item out of 3)
    • Heisman Hopeful Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 player item out of 5)
    • Bring Glory Home Ultimate Team Uniform Item

DELUXE EDITION PRE-ORDER INCENTIVES

Pre-order the EA Sports College Football 25 Deluxe Edition by June 27 and receive a Heisman Hopeful Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 player item out of 5) plus additional content:

  • 3 Day Early Access (July 16-18)
  • 4600 College Football Points
  • Alma Mater Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 player item out of 134)
  • Cover Athlete Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 player item out of 3)
  • Bring Glory Home Ultimate Team Uniform Item

STANDARD EDITION PRE-ORDER INCENTIVES

Pre-order EA Sports College Football 25 today and receive:

  • Alma Mater Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 player item out of 134)
  • Cover Athlete Ultimate Team Pack (Choice of 1 player item out of 3)
  • Bring Glory Home Ultimate Team Uniform Item

EA Play members will get a 10-hour Early Access Trial starting July 16. Members can score rewards such as monthly College Football Ultimate Team packs, as well as receive 10% off Electronic Arts digital content including game downloads, Season Passes, College Football Points, and DLC.

EA Sports College Football 25 is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on July 19, 2024.


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