Most Loyal College Football Fanbases From the 2018 Season

By Stephen Knox
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College football teams have struggled to fill their stadiums on Saturday afternoons recently. While the reasons for this decline aren't entirely clear, perhaps students have simply found less expensive ways to spend their weekends.

However, these six college football fanbases are still packing the house to cheer on their teams, according to FBSSchedules.com.

6. Alabama, SEC

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Nick Saban and Alabama have ruled college football recently. They have won a staggering five national championships since 2009. The fans in Tuscaloosa love to watch this juggernaut play, filling up Bryant-Denny Stadium to 99.7 percent capacity in 2018. Alabama fans will likely be packing the stadium again in 2019, hoping to close out the decade with another title.

5. Georgia, SEC

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Georgia has had a strong football team for many years, but coach Kirby Smart has kept them in the national title conversation over the last two seasons. It has the rabid Georgia fanbase filling up Sanford Stadium to 100 percent capacity. Smart, and quarterback Jake Fromm, should keep those fans on their feet all season.

4. Utah, PAC-12

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Utah has only been in the Pac-12 since 2011, but its attendance is by far the best in the conference. Fans fill up Rice-Eccles Stadium's 45,807 seats to 101.1 percent capacity. Utah will hope to give those fans more to cheer for by improving on their 9-5 record in 2018.

3. Michigan, Big Ten

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Jim Harbaugh hasn't brought his alma mater back to the glory days yet, but the students are still packing the stands. The largest football stadium in the sport, with a capacity of 107,601, the Big House filled 102.9 percent of its seats in 2018. Michigan should expect the fans to fill up the stadium again this season, and the program will hope to reward fans with a win against Ohio State for the first time since 2011.

2. Oklahoma, Big 12

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Oklahoma will have its third new starting quarterback in three seasons when Jalen Hurts lines up behind center this fall. However, it likely won't stop fans from coming to the stadium. Oklahoma filled up 103.9 percent of their seats in 2018, and will be looking to improve upon a strong 12-2 season.

1. Nebraska, Big Ten

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While it hasn't been a dominant program since the mid-1990s, Nebraska fans are still packing Memorial Stadium. Nebraska filled 104.2 percent of its seats in 2018, despite going just 4-8 in Scott Frost's first season as the team's head coach. Fans will surely be hoping Frost is more successful in 2019.


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