Attendance Rankings: Best To Worst Differences From 2016 To 2017

Attendance Rankings: Best To Worst Differences From 2016 To 2017

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Attendance Rankings: Best To Worst Differences From 2016 To 2017


Which teams had more average fans, and which ones saw attendance drop? They’re the 2018 Attendance Rankings based on average change.


2018 Attendance Rankings: Averages

With all the concern about declining attendance, which schools had more fans show up on average, and which ones saw a major dip?

Giving UAB a little bit of a break after not having football in 2016, it’s on top, but from 2014, its attendance did go up by almost 5,000 fans per game. However, overall, there were a whole lot of big drops.

Also thrown into the mix are Liberty – even though it was in the FCS world last year – and Idaho, who’s exiting the FBS life.

The yearly numbers are based on the average attendance per home game, and the Stadium is the current capacity.

2017

2016

Diff.

Stadium

1

UAB

26375

0

26375

72000

2

Purdue

47884

34451

13433

57236

3

Louisiana Tech

30375

20412

9963

28019

4

Akron

19569

10337

9232

30000

5

Florida Atlantic

18938

10073

8865

29495

6

New Mexico State

18239

9545

8694

30343

7

Coastal Carolina

14959

8392

6567

15000

8

Penn State

106707

100257

6450

106572

9

Iowa State

57931

52557

5374

61500

10

Fresno State

30632

25493

5139

41031

11

Colorado State

32062

27600

4462

36500

12

Washington

68822

64589

4233

70138

13

USC

72683

68459

4224

92348

14

Oregon

58631

54677

3954

54000

15

Boston College

35924

32157

3767

44500

16

Arizona State

51380

47736

3644

64248

17

Navy

34950

31571

3379

34000

18

Stanford

47398

44142

3256

50000

19

Oklahoma State

56790

53814

2976

56790

20

Kentucky

56468

53643

2825

61000

21

North Texas

22362

19878

2484

30850

22

Kent State

13185

10898

2287

25319

23

Ball State

9899

7789

2110

22500

24

San Diego State

39347

37289

2058

51000

25

Wake Forest

28436

26456

1980

31500

26

Troy

24456

22534

1922

30000

27

South Carolina

78586

76920

1666

80250

28

Arkansas State

23908

22700

1208

30708

29

Syracuse

33929

32805

1124

49262

30

Michigan

111589

110468

1121

107601

31

South Alabama

17345

16250

1095

33471

32

Northwestern

35853

34798

1055

47129

33

UCF

36846

35802

1044

44206

34

Utah State

20108

19136

972

25100

35

Indiana

43953

43027

926

52692

36

New Mexico

21194

20277

917

39224

37

Kansas

26641

25828

813

50250

38

Bowling Green

15881

15140

741

24000

39

Georgia State

15833

15103

730

25000

40

Minnesota

44358

43814

544

50805

41

Toledo

20745

20268

477

26244

42

Colorado

47056

46609

447

50183

43

Washington State

31982

31675

307

32740

44

Northern Illinois

11291

11019

272

23595

45

Ohio State

107495

107278

217

102329

46

Liberty

16571

16377

194

20000

47

Virginia Tech

63214

63043

171

65632

48

Miami

58682

58572

110

64767

49

Vanderbilt

31341

31242

99

40350

50

Temple

27318

27225

93

68532

51

Maryland

39643

39615

28

51802

52

Georgia

92746

92746

0

92746

53

Old Dominion

20118

20118

0

20118

54

Hawaii

24244

24328

-84

50000

55

Alabama

101722

101821

-99

101821

56

North Carolina

50071

50250

-179

63000

57

Clemson

80773

80970

-197

81500

58

Miss State

58100

58317

-217

61337

59

UTSA

22821

23038

-217

36582

60

MIssouri

51950

52236

-286

71168

61

Oklahoma

86520

86857

-337

83849

62

Appalachian St

25787

26153

-366

30000

63

Nebraska

89798

90200

-402

87091

64

Air Force

29154

29587

-433

49692

65

Auburn

86446

86937

-491

87451

66

Virginia

39398

39929

-531

61500

67

Wisconsin

78824

79357

-533

80321

68

Utah

45913

46506

-593

45807

69

Georgia Tech

46885

47503

-618

55000

70

Kansas State

51301

51919

-618

50000

71

NC State

56850

57497

-647

57600

72

Wyoming

20614

21266

-652

29181

73

Idaho

10533

11190

-657

16000

74

Miami Univ.

16444

17110

-666

24286

75

Texas State

17447

18120

-673

30000

76

Tulsa

18459

19234

-775

30000

77

UNLV

17449

18389

-940

38800

78

Memphis

36302

37346

-1044

58318

79

TCU

44080

45168

-1088

45000

80

Florida

86715

87846

-1131

88548

81

San Jose State

14206

15419

-1213

30456

82

Middle Tennessee

15620

17243

-1623

31000

83

West Virginia

55946

57583

-1637

60000

84

Army

30924

32653

-1729

38000

85

Nevada

16722

18501

-1779

30000

86

Ohio

19388

21190

-1802

24000

87

WKU

15706

17705

-1999

22113

88

Baylor

43830

45838

-2008

45140

89

Rice

19354

21425

-2071

47000

90

Michigan State

72485

74667

-2182

75005

91

Charlotte

11903

14192

-2289

15314

92

BYU

56267

58569

-2302

63470

93

FIU

14286

16789

-2503

20000

94

LSU

98506

101231

-2725

102321

95

Oregon State

34754

37622

-2868

43154

96

Marshall

21741

24670

-2929

38019

97

Eastern Michigan

14730

17677

-2947

30200

98

Duke

26797

29895

-3098

40004

99

Texas A&M

98802

101917

-3115

102733

100

Boise State

31126

34273

-3147

36387

101

Notre Dame

77622

80795

-3173

80795

102

Texas Tech

55065

58250

-3185

60454

103

Iowa

66337

69656

-3319

70585

104

UTEP

19548

23001

-3453

52000

105

ULM

9928

13411

-3483

30427

106

SMU

19944

23712

-3768

32000

107

Massachusetts

10707

14510

-3803

17000

108

Central Michigan

13504

17408

-3904

30255

109

Buffalo

13350

17493

-4143

29013

110

Louisiana

15751

20224

-4473

41426

111

Rutgers

39749

44804

-5055

52454

112

Texas

92778

97881

-5103

100119

113

Cincinnati

28434

33585

-5151

40000

114

Tennessee

95779

100968

-5189

102455

115

Georgia Southern

15258

20819

-5561

25000

116

Arizona

42632

48288

-5656

42632

117

Tulane

16939

22718

-5779

69767

118

Florida State

70943

76800

-5857

79500

119

USF

31401

37539

-6138

65857

120

Illinois

39429

45644

-6215

60670

121

Ole Miss

58631

64910

-6279

64038

122

Arkansas

63224

69581

-6357

72000

123

Houston

32583

38953

-6370

40000

124

Connecticut

20335

26796

-6461

40000

125

Southern Miss

21711

28588

-6877

36000

126

East Carolina

36727

44113

-7386

50000

127

Louisville

46160

54065

-7905

55000

128

Western Michigan

15886

23838

-7952

30200

129

Pitt

36295

46076

-9781

65500

130

California

36548

46638

-10090

62467

131

UCLA

56044

67459

-11415

91136

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