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  • Michigan Leads FBS In Attendance; Penn State On Pace For Lowest Mark Since '01

    Michigan continues to lead all schools in college football home attendance, averaging 111,996 fans per game to date this season. However, that figure is down from the school’s NCAA-record average of 112,179 last season. Penn State ranks fifth overall in attendance, but its average is down 5% from last season’s average and will likely mark the lowest figure since the school expanded the stadium in ’01. Tennessee also continues its attendance slide, down 3% and on pace for the school’s lowest mark since Neyland Stadium expanded in ’96. Florida is averaging 88,366 per game, on pace for the school’s lowest attendance since ’04. After selling out every game since ’98, the string was finally broken for Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium this season. USC is seeing a big lift at the gate. After the school's lowest attendance since ’02 last season, attendance at L.A. Memorial Coliseum is up 16% (THE DAILY).

    TOP COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS IN
    AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE THROUGH WEEK 8
    RK
    SCHOOL
    GMS
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    1
    Michigan
    4
    111,996
    101.9%
    2
    Ohio State
    6
    105,238
    102.8%
    3
    Alabama
    3
    101,821
    110.5%
    4
    Texas
    4
    101,334
    101.2%
    5
    Penn State
    4
    96,357
    89.8%
    6
    Tennessee
    4
    93,613
    91.4%
    7
    Georgia
    4
    92,671
    99.9%
    8
    LSU
    5
    92,386
    100.0%
    9
    Florida
    4
    88,366
    99.8%
    10
    Texas A&M
    4
    86,940
    105.3%
    11
    USC
    3
    86,767
    92.7%
    12
    Auburn
    3
    85,916
    98.2%
    13
    Nebraska
    4
    85,400
    105.3%
    14
    Oklahoma
    3
    84,887
    103.4%
    15
    Notre Dame
    4
    80,795
    100.0%
    16
    Clemson
    4
    80,500
    100.3%
    17
    South Carolina
    4
    80,251
    100.0%
    18
    Wisconsin
    5
    79,878
    99.5%
    19
    Michigan State
    5
    75,810
    101.1%
    20
    Florida State
    5
    74,862
    91.0%
    21
    Arkansas
    4
    71,344
    99.1%
    22
    Iowa
    5
    70,585
    100.0%
    23
    Missouri
    5
    68,287
    99.9%
    24
    Virginia Tech
    4
    65,632
    100.8%
    25
    UCLA
    4
    61,548
    67.5%
             

    NOTE: Neutral site games not included in home attendance.

     

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