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Michigan Once Again Has Highest Attendance In College Football

With an average of 110,737 per game during the '18 season, Michigan once again led college football in average home attendance. In November, the Penn State-Michigan matchup drew 111,747 fans to Michigan Stadium, the largest crowd of the football season. In Happy Valley, Penn State ranked second in average attendance for the ’18 season and set a Beaver Stadium record with 110,889 fans for Ohio State-Penn State, a contest of then-top-10 teams. In all, nine SEC teams ranked within the top 25, closely followed by the Big Ten with seven teams. Texas (+5.3%) saw the largest increase of fans per game of teams within the top 25, while Miami (+4.7%) and West Virginia (+4.0%) also witnessed significant increases this season.

RANK
SCHOOL
HOME GAMES
AVG.
PREV.
% +/-
1
Michigan
7
110,737
111,589
-0.8%
2
Penn St.
7
105,485
106,707
-1.1%
3
Ohio St.
7
101,947
107,495
-5.2%
4
Alabama
7
101,562
101,722
-0.2%
5
LSU
7
100,819
98,506
2.3%
6
Texas A&M
7
99,844
98,802
1.1%
7
Texas
6
97,713
92,778
5.3%
8
Tennessee
7
92,984
95,779
-2.9%
9
Georgia
7
92,746
92,746
0.0%
10
Nebraska
7
89,034
89,798
-0.9%
11
Oklahoma
7
86,735
86,520
0.2%
12
Auburn
7
84,462
86,446
-2.3%
13
Florida
7
82,328
86,715
-5.1%
14
Clemson
7
80,400
80,773
-0.5%
15
Notre Dame
6
77,622
77,622
0.0%
16
Wisconsin
7
77,153
78,824
-2.1%
17
South Carolina
7
73,628
78,586
-6.3%
18
Michigan St.
7
72,584
72,485
0.1%
19
Washington
6
69,068
68,822
0.4%
20
Florida St.
7
68,288
70,943
-3.7%
21
Iowa
7
68,043
66,337
2.6%
22
Miami
6
61,469
58,682
4.7%
23
Arkansas
6
61,291
63,224
-3.1%
24
Virginia Tech
7
59,574
63,214
-5.8%
25
West Virginia
6
58,158
55,946
4.0%
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