Auburn most watched football team in 2013

More people watched Auburn last season than any other team.

The National Football Foundation reported that 1,204,185 fans attended Auburn’s 14 games in 2013, the highest total in the country.

Overall, football attendance for NCAA football games topped 50 million for the first time as 657 football programs drew a record 50,291,275 fans. That’s a 3 percent increase from 2012 and breaks the 2011 total of 49,699,419.

Here’s the breakdown by classification:

  • FBS — 38,135,118 (a record), for an average of 45,671 fans per game
  • FCS — 6,238,740
  • Division II  — 2,985,610
  • Division III — 2,465,231 (a record)

Of the 13 teams that had more than 1 million spectators, six are in the SEC. FSU was the lone ACC team in the list. Here’s the team breakdown:

  • Auburn — 1,204,185
  • Ohio State — 1,191,436
  • Michigan — 1,174,360
  • Alabama — 1,156,256
  • Nebraska — 1,096,097
  • LSU — 1,084,293
  • Georgia — 1,071,401
  • Texas A&M — 1,058,585
  • Tennessee — 1,039,732
  • Texas — 1,026,744
  • Penn State — 1,011,515
  • South Carolina — 1,002,947
  • Florida State — 1,001,074

Michigan averaged 111,592 fans at home for its 16th consecutive attendance title.

As expected, the SEC led the nation in average attendance with 75,674 fans a game, followed by the Big Ten (70,431), Big 12 (58,899), Pac-12 (53,619) and ACC (49,982). The SEC, Big Ten, ACC and Pac-12 all set attendance records last fall.

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Steverino

April 21st, 2014
12:47 am

I only watched them once, and it was a loss.

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ECDawg78

April 17th, 2014
9:51 am

To Lee……the comment was about a posted loss, not total revenue. I know that UGA’s athletic administration has done a excellent job over the years when it comes to finances and have never spent more than they take in in any year….for decades.

joe

April 15th, 2014
3:56 pm

Add in the NCAA investigators and they ran away with it in a landslide…