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2010 Home/Away Average Attendance

Every year we list the average home attendance for all 120 teams in the magazine and where they rank in the NCAA. This year we have decided to also include the average away attendance giving an indication of which teams were playing in front of the biggest crowds and most hostile road environments.

Naturally, Michigan led the country again in home attendance while their Big 10 rivals Ohio St and Penn St came in #2 and #3 respectively. With recent additions to their home stadiums Alabama and Texas round out the top 5 knocking Tennessee out for the first time in several years.

In avergage away attendance the SEC dominated with 7 of the top 8 teams led by Ole Miss with an average of 80,158. Michigan thanks to road trips at Notre Dame, Penn St and Ohio St was the only non-SEC school.

Home
Rank
Team Home
Avg Att
1 Michigan 111,825
2 Ohio St 105,278
3 Penn St 104,234
4 Alabama 101,821
5 Texas 100,654
6 Tennessee 99,781
7 Georgia 92,746
8 LSU 92,718
9 Florida 90,511
10 Auburn 86,086
11 Nebraska 85,664
12 Oklahoma 84,738
13 Texas A&M 82,477
14 Notre Dame 80,795
15 USC 79,907
16 Wisconsin 79,862
17 S Carolina 76,668
18 Clemson 75,786
19 Michigan St 73,556
20 Florida St 71,270
21 Iowa 70,585
22 Arkansas 68,932
23 Washington 66,264
24 Virginia Tech 66,233
25 Kentucky 66,070
26 Missouri 61,540
27 BYU 61,381
28 UCLA 60,376
29 Oregon 59,398
30 N Carolina 58,250
31 California 57,873
32 Texas Tech 57,108
33 NC State 56,877
34 West Virginia 56,325
35 Mississippi 55,898
36 Arizona 55,408
37 Miss St 54,999
38 Illinois 54,188
39 Miami Fla 52,575
40 Pittsburgh 52,165
41 Oklahoma St 50,812
42 Louisville 50,648
43 Kansas St 49,816
44 E Carolina 49,665
45 Minnesota 49,513
46 Purdue 48,063
47 Arizona St 47,943
48 Rutgers 47,013
49 Colorado 46,864
50 Georgia Tech 46,449
51 Oregon St 45,509
52 Utah 45,459
53 Virginia 45,459
54 Iowa St 45,395
55 Kansas 44,851
56 TCU 42,466
57 Indiana 41,953
58 USF 40,849
59 Air Force 40,093
60 Syracuse 40,064
61 Baylor 40,043
62 Stanford 40,042
63 UCF 39,614
64 Maryland 39,168
65 Boston College 38,369
66 UConn 38,248
67 Hawaii 37,311
68 Northwestern 36,449
69 Cincinnati 35,067
70 San Diego St 34,133
71 Fresno St 34,120
72 Boise St 33,269
73 Vanderbilt 33,269
74 Navy 32,653
75 Houston 31,728
76 Army 31,667
77 Wake Forest 30,474
78 S Miss 29,400
79 UTEP 29,350
80 Duke 28,750
81 Marshall 27,046
82 Rice 25,571
83 Wash St 24,532
84 Memphis 23,918
85 SMU 23,515
86 Tulane 23,220
87 Colorado St 22,400
88 ULM 20,934
89 New Mexico 20,888
90 Wyoming 20,791
91 UNLV 20,612
92 Temple 20,515
93 C Michigan 20,448
94 Tulsa 20,379
95 Nevada 19,576
96 LA Tech 19,485
97 Toledo 19,333
98 Ohio 19,046
99 Middle Tenn 19,024
100 Troy 18,947
101 FAU 18,444
102 UAB 18,360
103 Utah St 17,878
104 N Illinois 17,760
105 N Texas 17,718
106 Arkansas St 17,394
107 Louisiana 17,383
108 FIU 16,545
109 Kent St 16,152
110 New Mexico St 15,906
111 E Michigan 15,885
112 Miami Oh 15,519
113 WKU 14,577
114 San Jose St 14,474
115 W Michigan 14,255
116 Bowling Green 13,306
117 Buffalo 12,981
118 Idaho 12,730
119 Akron 10,185
120 Ball St 8,947
Away
Rank
Team Away
Avg Att
1 Mississippi 80,158
2 Michigan 79,253
3 Florida 77,577
4 Alabama 75,964
5 Miss St 73,982
6 Auburn 73,880
7 S Carolina 72,717
8 Arkansas 72,421
9 Texas 71,857
10 Wisconsin 71,070
11 Michigan St 70,843
12 LSU 70,558
13 Illinois 70,211
14 Georgia 69,222
15 Tennessee 68,486
16 Purdue 68,302
17 Ohio St 67,779
18 Oklahoma 67,486
19 Iowa St 67,188
20 Oregon 66,698
21 Kentucky 66,293
22 Penn St 66,005
23 Nebraska 65,398
24 Notre Dame 65,369
25 Florida St 65,337
26 Indiana 64,836
27 Texas A&M 64,583
28 Stanford 63,629
29 UCLA 63,406
30 Vanderbilt 63,047
31 Colorado 62,528
32 Missouri 62,015
33 Arizona St 61,504
34 Iowa 60,838
35 Virginia Tech 60,702
36 Miami Fla 59,656
37 Georgia Tech 58,716
38 Washington 56,502
39 Minnesota 56,046
40 West Virginia 55,875
41 Oklahoma St 55,779
42 Baylor 55,337
43 N Carolina 55,082
44 Clemson 54,953
45 UConn 54,188
46 Maryland 53,668
47 Texas Tech 53,498
48 Northwestern 52,013
49 Navy 51,820
50 Virginia 51,526
51 NC State 51,512
52 Oregon St 50,778
53 USF 50,732
54 Kansas 49,422
55 Cincinnati 48,974
56 USC 48,766
57 Wake Forest 47,417
58 Pittsburgh 44,947
59 Boston College 44,383
60 Arizona 44,059
61 California 43,238
62 San Jose St 42,954
63 Wash St 42,698
64 Syracuse 42,669
65 Duke 42,648
66 Tulsa 42,552
67 Wyoming 42,483
68 Kansas St 41,538
69 ULM 41,325
70 UAB 41,320
71 Utah 40,290
72 TCU 40,028
73 Marshall 39,765
74 BYU 39,179
75 Air Force 38,900
76 UNLV 38,668
77 E Carolina 38,110
78 Rutgers 37,683
79 Memphis 37,272
80 Louisville 36,222
81 Army 35,761
82 WKU 35,746
83 San Diego St 35,592
84 Houston 34,548
85 Nevada 34,349
86 W Michigan 34,346
87 SMU 34,050
88 Utah St 33,801
89 Boise St 33,777
90 New Mexico 33,692
91 Colorado St 33,436
92 Bowling Green 33,145
93 Kent St 32,748
94 LA Tech 32,464
95 Miami Oh 32,434
96 Temple 32,274
97 Idaho 32,203
98 FIU 31,938
99 Louisiana 31,672
100 E Michigan 31,606
101 Ohio 31,577
102 Troy 31,177
103 Ball St 31,116
104 S Miss 30,949
105 FAU 30,601
106 Arkansas St 30,289
107 Hawaii 29,898
108 UTEP 29,632
109 Tulane 29,515
110 UCF 29,399
111 Akron 29,180
112 C Michigan 27,901
113 Fresno St 26,933
114 Toledo 26,619
115 New Mexico St 26,252
116 N Texas 25,390
117 Rice 25,317
118 N Illinois 23,990
119 Middle Tenn 23,796
120 Buffalo 22,282

Another interesting factor is the difference between home and away attendance. Naturally the teams with the biggest stadiums should have the biggest differences and that was the case here with Penn St, Ohio St and Michigan leading the way. Some interesting notes is that BYU appears in the Top 10 in difference largely becuase their home stadium is so much larger than any other MWC team (exception is San Diego St but their avg attendance has traditionally been poor at Qualcomm). Also interesting is that only 42 teams avg more fans at home than on the road as the number should be closer to 60 but when analyzing it further the disparity between a 100,000 seat Big 10 stadium and a 25,000 seat MAC stadium is great enough that just one road game in that instance would sway the numbers significantly.

Home/Away Difference

Rank
Team Home Avg Att Home Rank Away Avg Att Away Rank Diff H/A
1
Penn St 104,234 3 66,005 22 38,229
2
Ohio St 105,278 2 67,779 17 37,499
3
Michigan 111,825 1 79,253 2 32,572
4
Tennessee 99,781 6 68,486 15 31,295
5
USC 79,907 15 48,766 56 31,141
6
Texas 100,654 5 71,857 9 28,797
7
Alabama 101,821 4 75,964 4 25,857
8
Georgia 92,746 7 69,222 14 23,524
9
BYU 61,381 27 39,179 74 22,202
10
LSU 92,718 8 70,558 12 22,160
11
Clemson 75,786 18 54,953 44 20,833
12
Nebraska 85,664 11 65,398 23 20,266
13
Texas A&M 82,477 13 64,583 27 17,894
14
Oklahoma 84,738 12 67,486 18 17,252
15
Notre Dame 80,795 14 65,369 24 15,426
16
California 57,873 31 43,238 61 14,635
17
Louisville 50,648 42 36,222 80 14,426
18
Florida 90,511 9 77,577 3 12,934
19
Auburn 86,086 10 73,880 6 12,206
20
E Carolina 49,665 44 38,110 77 11,555
21
Arizona 55,408 36 44,059 60 11,349
22
UCF 39,614 63 29,399 110 10,215
23
Washington 66,264 23 56,502 38 9,762
24
Iowa 70,585 21 60,838 34 9,747
25
Rutgers 47,013 48 37,683 78 9,330
26
Wisconsin 79,862 16 71,070 10 8,792
27
Kansas St 49,816 43 41,538 68 8,278
28
Hawaii 37,311 67 29,898 107 7,413
29
Pittsburgh 52,165 40 44,947 58 7,218
30
Fresno St 34,120 71 26,933 113 7,187
31
Florida St 71,270 20 65,337 25 5,933
32
Virginia Tech 66,233 24 60,702 35 5,531
33
NC State 56,877 33 51,512 51 5,365
34
Utah 45,459 52 40,290 71 5,169
35
S Carolina 76,668 17 72,717 7 3,951
36
Texas Tech 57,108 32 53,498 47 3,610
37
N Carolina 58,250 30 55,082 43 3,168
38
Michigan St 73,556 19 70,843 11 2,713
39
TCU 42,466 56 40,028 72 2,438
40
Air Force 40,093 59 38,900 75 1,193
41
West Virginia 56,325 34 55,875 40 450
42
Rice 25,571 82 25,317 117 254
43
Kentucky 66,070 25 66,293 21 -223
44
UTEP 29,350 79 29,632 108 -282
45
Missouri 61,540 26 62,015 32 -475
46
Boise St 33,269 72 33,777 89 -508
47
San Diego St 34,133 70 35,592 83 -1,459
48
S Miss 29,400 78 30,949 104 -1,549
49
Syracuse 40,064 60 42,669 64 -2,605
50
Houston 31,728 75 34,548 84 -2,820
51
UCLA 60,376 28 63,406 29 -3,030
52
Arkansas 68,932 22 72,421 8 -3,489
53
Army 31,667 76 35,761 81 -4,094
54
Kansas 44,851 55 49,422 54 -4,571
55
Middle Tenn 19,024 99 23,796 119 -4,772
56
Oklahoma St 50,812 41 55,779 41 -4,967
57
Oregon St 45,509 51 50,778 52 -5,269
58
Boston College 38,369 65 44,383 59 -6,014
59
Virginia 45,459 53 51,526 50 -6,067
60
N Illinois 17,760 104 23,990 118 -6,230
61
Tulane 23,220 86 29,515 109 -6,295
62
Minnesota 49,513 45 56,046 39 -6,533
63
Miami Fla 52,575 39 59,656 36 -7,081
64
Toledo 19,333 97 26,619 114 -7,286
65
Oregon 59,398 29 66,698 20 -7,300
66
C Michigan 20,448 93 27,901 112 -7,453
67
N Texas 17,718 105 25,390 116 -7,672
68
Buffalo 12,981 117 22,282 120 -9,301
69
USF 40,849 58 50,732 53 -9,883
70
New Mexico St 15,906 110 26,252 115 -10,346
71
SMU 23,515 85 34,050 87 -10,535
72
Colorado St 22,400 87 33,436 91 -11,036
73
Temple 20,515 92 32,274 96 -11,759
74
FAU 18,444 101 30,601 105 -12,157
75
Troy 18,947 100 31,177 102 -12,230
76
Georgia Tech 46,449 50 58,716 37 -12,267
77
Ohio 19,046 98 31,577 101 -12,531
78
Marshall 27,046 81 39,765 73 -12,719
79
New Mexico 20,888 89 33,692 90 -12,804
80
Arkansas St 17,394 106 30,289 106 -12,895
81
LA Tech 19,485 96 32,464 94 -12,979
82
Memphis 23,918 84 37,272 79 -13,354
83
Arizona St 47,943 47 61,504 33 -13,561
84
Duke 28,750 80 42,648 65 -13,898
85
Cincinnati 35,067 69 48,974 55 -13,907
86
Louisiana 17,383 107 31,672 99 -14,289
87
Maryland 39,168 64 53,668 46 -14,500
88
Nevada 19,576 95 34,349 85 -14,773
89
Baylor 40,043 61 55,337 42 -15,294
90
FIU 16,545 108 31,938 98 -15,393
91
Northwestern 36,449 68 52,013 48 -15,564
92
Colorado 46,864 49 62,528 31 -15,664
93
E Michigan 15,885 111 31,606 100 -15,721
94
Utah St 17,878 103 33,801 88 -15,923
95
Uconn 38,248 66 54,188 45 -15,940
96
Illinois 54,188 38 70,211 13 -16,023
97
Kent St 16,152 109 32,748 93 -16,596
98
Miami Oh 15,519 112 32,434 95 -16,915
99
Wake Forest 30,474 77 47,417 57 -16,943
100
UNLV 20,612 91 38,668 76 -18,056
101
Wash St 24,532 83 42,698 63 -18,166
102
Miss St 54,999 37 73,982 5 -18,983
103
Akron 10,185 119 29,180 111 -18,995
104
Navy 32,653 74 51,820 49 -19,167
105
Idaho 12,730 118 32,203 97 -19,473
106
Bowling Green 13,306 116 33,145 92 -19,839
107
W Michigan 14,255 115 34,346 86 -20,091
108
Purdue 48,063 46 68,302 16 -20,239
109
ULM 20,934 88 41,325 69 -20,391
110
WKU 14,577 113 35,746 82 -21,169
111
Wyoming 20,791 90 42,483 67 -21,692
112
Iowa St 45,395 54 67,188 19 -21,793
113
Ball St 8,947 120 31,116 103 -22,169
114
Tulsa 20,379 94 42,552 66 -22,173
115
Indiana 41,953 57 64,836 26 -22,883
116
UAB 18,360 102 41,320 70 -22,960
117
Stanford 40,042 62 63,629 28 -23,587
118
Mississippi 55,898 35 80,158 1 -24,260
119
San Jose St 14,474 114 42,954 62 -28,480
120
Vanderbilt 33,269 73 63,047 30 -29,778

 

 

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  • dw1856

    I would be nice to see which teams increase Road Attendance the most. Ex… when Ohio State travels to MN, how much of an increase in attendance does it result in

  • Football guy in the off season

    It would be very interesting to see home and away versus capacity.

  • GD

    I agree, % of attendance vs. capacity would be a better judge of fan support. 

  • GD

    I agree, % of attendance vs. capacity would be a better judge of fan support. 

  • GD

    I agree, % of attendance vs. capacity would be a better judge of fan support.