Who has the best fans in college football?
Each year as college football fans follow their teams throughout the season, one discussion occasionally arises: Which teams have the best fans? Well it would be difficult to measure the spirit or passion of a group of fans, but when it comes to attendance of games, the numbers are in. Based on the teams’ percentage of fans that fill each teams' stadium capacity from 2015, these seven teams have the best fans in college football.
7. Nebraska (103.34 percent)
With an average of about 90,000 people visiting its stadium to form “The Sea of Red” for each game, Nebraska’s stadium greets each fan by reminding them that Nebraska has the greatest fans in college football. Currently, the Huskers hold a record for 347 consecutive sellouts at their stadium, and the team is also known to bring in a huge crowd for their annual fan day.
Fan Day still going strong.— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) August 4, 2016
6. TCU (103.93 percent)
As a fanbase filled with traditions, it isn’t hard to understand why the Horned Frogs bring in such a large crowd for their stadium, which seats about 45,000 people. Still, they manage to cram in an average of almost 47,000 people.
5. Oklahoma (103.95 percent)
In a stadium that can seat a bit more than 80,000, the Sooners’ fans bring their stadium’s attendance to average about 85,000 each game. Oklahoma constantly has to renovate their stadium to hold more people due to the large numbers attending each year.
4. Ohio State (104.80 percent)
On average about 107,000 fans crowd into Ohio State’s horseshoe, which is said to hold about 102,000 people. These fans also have great loyalty to their team, attending at a similar rate each year even if the team isn’t doing as well.
3. Cincinnati (105.99 percent)
While the stadium is one of the smaller in DI college football, the Bearcats bring in a couple thousand more than they can sit each game, and it doesn’t look like that trend is going to stop anytime soon.
2. Kansas State (106.20 percent)
Bringing about 53,000 people into their stadium that seats about 50,000, Kansas State remains one of the most crowded stadiums in college football. It is also said that these are some of the rowdiest fans in college football. However, that may change depending on who you ask.
1. Oregon (106.72 percent)
On average, about 57,000 fans attend Oregon’s games. However, only 54,000 can be seated in Oregon’s stadium. Still, Duck fans loyally attend games, cheering on their team each week often sporting which ever color Oregon has asked them to wear.