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CockInYourEar
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Member since Sep 2012
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Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases

For Real, it was Yahoo FInance's list. It's based on a ticket formula


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/25-most-hardcore-fan-bases-152400187.html


Here's the ranking:
Michigan
LSU
Alabama
Ohio State
Texas A&M
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Texas
Georgia
Florida
Penn State
South Carolina
Iowa
USC
Oregon
Michigan State
Tennessee
Wisconsin
Auburn
Clemson
West Virginia
Florida State
Missouri
Arkansas
Virginia Tech




Camp Randall
Wisconsin Fan
The Shadow of the Valley of Death
Member since Nov 2005
13898 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
That is a stupid formula. I guess it's better than some fat journalist making it up as he goes though.


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Broke
LSU Fan
AKA Buttercup
Member since Sep 2006
58234 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
These people must not know the same Tennessee, Auburn and Arkansas fans that I do.


Bama Bird
Penn State Fan
Member since Mar 2013
12761 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
Michigan is far bigger in population and has a bigger stadium than anyone in the SEC. Of course they're going to come out on top.

Also, Alabama had a very, VERY weak home slate last year. Texas A&M was the only big time game, and before the actual game, no one even thought it was a big time game.


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CBandits82
Member since May 2012
14011 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
Got the design laid out and will begin taking orders soon for the shirts


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Crompdaddy8
Tennessee Fan
Jimmy Rustler
Member since Nov 2009
10569 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
Tennessee and Auburn way too low. they think about college football 24/7/365 days a year.

so Iowa, USC at left coast, Oregon, Michigan State has more hardcore fans than Tennesee and Auburn?


Stripes314
Missouri Fan
St. Louis
Member since Oct 2011
4879 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
Missouri is too low


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Rebel Land Shark
Kentucky Fan
Premium Member
Member since Jul 2013
20731 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
How do you even judge these rankings


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Bama Bird
Penn State Fan
Member since Mar 2013
12761 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
quote:

The website released a list of the 25 most engaged fan bases in the sport this week. The criteria: attendance, home attendance, ticket prices, home ticket prices, attendance percentage, Facebook likes, and Twitter followers.


This wasn't hard to find


Wishnitwas1998
Tennessee Fan
Walls, Ms
Member since Oct 2010
21005 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
I think due to population sizes in the areas being different that this is a very flawed way of calculating this


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VolsMissthe90s
Tennessee Fan
Member since Oct 2012
1964 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
Yeah we are fricking nuts in Tennessee.


WestCoastAg
UCLA Fan
#HKIC
Member since Oct 2012
39037 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
quote:

LSU



quote:

Alabama



quote:

Texas A&M




tBig 3


Bags of Milk
The Sunny Beaches of Canada
Member since Feb 2013
1898 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
Horrible methodology, Facebook likes? Twitter Following?


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Palmetto08
Mercer Fan
Member since Sep 2012
1250 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
quote:

Yeah we are fricking nuts in Tennessee.


Y'all still selling out Neyland?


The_Joker
Arkansas Fan
Winter Park, Fl
Member since Jan 2013
10813 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
They should divide by the state's population. That would be way more accurate.


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Cheese Grits
USA Fan
Pork Rinds, Corn Dogs, & Moon Pies
Member since Apr 2012
15056 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
I am guessing UK basketball is well above most of the football schools not in the SEC on that list. Coach Cal has over a million twitter followers and BBN is know for a level of loyalty only a Bama fan can appreciate.


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meansonny
Georgia Fan
ATL
Member since Sep 2012
2112 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
When I think hardcore, I think Travel.

And a lot of those schools don't travel well.

Lame list.


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CrimsonTideMD
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
1848 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
Decent list.

Tennessee and Auburn are lower on the list due to the methodology and their ticket sales in the past 2 years.

Some might argue that a half-filled stadium shows that the fans aren't that hardcore. But, most who pay close attention to SEC football would probably agree that, considering the seasons Auburn and Tennessee had last year, the fact that there were even that many fans in attendance is a testament to those teams' fans.



meansonny
Georgia Fan
ATL
Member since Sep 2012
2112 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
Are their fans psychic?

How do they know that they will lose all of those games... even early in the season.

They don't.

It's easy to say after the fact that they sucked. But pre-season and early in the season, they were still gung ho and still having issues with empty seats.

And what explains Florida's travel woes?


fareplay
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Nov 2012
90 posts

re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases
Flawed because of population and other schools in the vicinity

IE Texas has more people than Louisiana
BUT Texas has
1. A&M
2. UT
3. Baylor
4. Tech
5. TCU

as big conf schools

and tons of smaller conference schools to watch

where as Louisiana has
1. LSU
2. LTech

so in reality, smaller area has an advantage over larger


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