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Turnstile Tracker: Michigan Continues Leading FBS Attendance

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 8
RANK
SCHOOL
TOTAL
AVG.
GMS
1
Michigan
760,542
108,649
7
2
Penn State
748,687
106,955
7
3
Ohio State
631,375
105,229
6
4
Texas*
601,701
100,283
6
5
Tennessee
693,636
99,091
7
6
Georgia
370,984
92,746
4
7
LSU
461,823
92,365
5
8
Alabama
552,072
92,012
6
9
Florida**
537,610
89,602
6
10
Nebraska
515,218
85,870
6
11
Auburn
589,460
84,209
7
12
USC
249,259
83,086
3
13
Oklahoma***
413,488
82,697
5
14
Notre Dame
484,770
80,795
6
15
Wisconsin
480,224
80,037
6
16
Florida State
380,025
76,005
5
17
Michigan State
449,415
74,903
6
18
Texas A&M
370,825
74,165
5
19
Clemson
442,500
73,750
6
20
South Carolina
367,709
73,542
5


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.

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