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Michigan leads all FBS schools in average attendance this season at 108,649 fans per game, up slightly from their final '08 average of 108,571. Michigan's home game against Penn State on October 24 drew 110,377 fans, marking FBS' highest single-game attendance this season. After finishing 14th and 17th, respectively, last season in average attendance, Texas A&M and South Carolina have slipped to 18th and 20th in the rankings for '09 to date. The chart below lists the top 20 FBS schools in terms of average attendance for the '09 season (NCAA).'09 NCAA FBS ATTENDANCE: TOP 20 THROUGH NOVEMBER 8RANKSCHOOLTOTALAVG.GMS1Michigan760,542108,64972Penn State748,687106,95573Ohio State631,375105,22964
Texas*601,701100,28365 Tennessee693,63699,09176 Georgia370,98492,74647 LSU461,82392,36558 Alabama552,07292,01269 Florida**537,61089,602610 Nebraska515,21885,870611 Auburn589,46084,209712 USC249,25983,086313 Oklahoma***413,48882,697514 Notre Dame484,77080,795615 Wisconsin480,22480,037616 Florida State380,02576,005517 Michigan State449,41574,903618 Texas A&M370,82574,165519 Clemson442,50073,750620 South Carolina367,70973,5425
NOTES: * = Includes designated home game against Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on October 17 which drew 96,009 fans. ** = Includes designated home game against Georgia at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on October 31 which drew 84,604 fans. *** = Includes designated home game against BYU at Cowboys Stadium on September 5 which drew 75,437 fans.