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Attendance rankings by conference, a 5-year program analysis

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How many people show up? As a part of the CFN Five-Year Program Analysis, the attendance is a factor. Here are the rankings by conference.

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How many people showed up in the stands? More importantly, how many tickets were sold? Averaged out over the last five seasons, here are the attendance rankings for each team, school, and conference.

Attendance is based on the average per game over the last five years.

11. MAC

Attendance 5-Year Average: 15,697.78

1 Toledo

5-Year Average: 20721.20

2019 National Ranking: 90

2 Western Michigan

5-Year Average: 19079.00

2019 National Ranking: 100

3 Akron

5-Year Average: 18981.80

2019 National Ranking: 101

4 Ohio

5-Year Average: 18939.20

2019 National Ranking: 102

5 Buffalo

5-Year Average: 16819.40

2019 National Ranking: 110

6 Miami Univ.

5-Year Average: 16261.60

2019 National Ranking: 112

7 Bowling Green

5-Year Average: 16193.60

2019 National Ranking: 115

8 Central Michigan

5-Year Average: 14597.60

2019 National Ranking: 122

9 Eastern Michigan

5-Year Average: 14053.60

2019 National Ranking: 123

10 Kent State

5-Year Average: 12516.80

2019 National Ranking: 126

11 Northern Illinois

5-Year Average: 11034.80

2019 National Ranking: 129

12 Ball State

5-Year Average: 9174.80

2019 National Ranking: 130

10. Sun Belt

Attendance 5-Year Average: 17,583.04

1 Appalachian State

5-Year Average: 23831.60

2019 National Ranking: 84

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 86

2 Arkansas State

5-Year Average: 22023.80

2019 National Ranking: 87

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 87

3 Troy

5-Year Average: 20600.60

2019 National Ranking: 91

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 102

4 Louisiana

5-Year Average: 18865.00

2019 National Ranking: 103

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 94

5 Georgia Southern

5-Year Average: 17524.60

2019 National Ranking: 107

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 105

6 Texas State

5-Year Average: 16797.60

2019 National Ranking: 109

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 108

7 South Alabama

5-Year Average: 16404.00

2019 National Ranking: 111

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 111

8 Georgia State

5-Year Average: 15016.80

2019 National Ranking: 120

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 120

9 ULM

5-Year Average: 13201.80

2019 National Ranking: 124

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 124

10 Coastal Carolina

5-Year Average: 11564.60

2019 National Ranking: 127

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 129

9. Conference USA

Attendance 5-Year Average: 19,593.21

1 Southern Miss

5-Year Average: 25002.80

2019 National Ranking: 81

2 Marshall

5-Year Average: 23997.20

2019 National Ranking: 83

3 UTSA

5-Year Average: 22696.20

2019 National Ranking: 86

4 Louisiana Tech

5-Year Average: 21945.60

2019 National Ranking: 88

5 Rice

5-Year Average: 20500.40

2019 National Ranking: 92

6 North Texas

5-Year Average: 20116.80

2019 National Ranking: 95

7 Old Dominion

5-Year Average: 19644.20

2019 National Ranking: 97

8 UTEP

5-Year Average: 19401.80

2019 National Ranking: 99

9 Tulsa

5-Year Average: 18630.80

2019 National Ranking: 104

10 WKU

5-Year Average: 16158.60

2019 National Ranking: 114

11 Middle Tennessee

5-Year Average: 15980.60

2019 National Ranking: 116

12 FIU

5-Year Average: 15203.00

2019 National Ranking: 118

13 UAB

5-Year Average: 15078.40

2019 National Ranking: 119

14 Charlotte

5-Year Average: 12948.60

2019 National Ranking: 125

NEXT: Attendance Rankings, 5-Year Program Conference Analysis – Top Eight

8. Mountain West

Attendance 5-Year Average: 23,880.77

1 San Diego State

5-Year Average: 33407.40

2019 National Ranking: 65

2 Boise State

5-Year Average: 32829.80

2019 National Ranking: 68

3 Fresno State

5-Year Average: 29643.20

2019 National Ranking: 75

4 Air Force

5-Year Average: 27910.40

2019 National Ranking: 76

5 Colorado State

5-Year Average: 27484.20

2019 National Ranking: 77

6 Hawaii

5-Year Average: 24228.20

2019 National Ranking: 82

7 Wyoming

5-Year Average: 20365.40

2019 National Ranking: 93

8 Utah State

5-Year Average: 19786.40

2019 National Ranking: 96

9 New Mexico

5-Year Average: 19466.60

2019 National Ranking: 98

10 UNLV

5-Year Average: 18379.20

2019 National Ranking: 105

11 Nevada

5-Year Average: 18150.80

2019 National Ranking: 106

12 San Jose State

5-Year Average: 14917.60

2019 National Ranking: 121

7. American Athletic Conference

Attendance 5-Year Average: 29,533.20

1 East Carolina

5-Year Average: 38031.20

2019 National Ranking: 58

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 57

2 Memphis

5-Year Average: 37228.80

2019 National Ranking: 59

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 61

3 UCF

5-Year Average: 36009.80

2019 National Ranking: 61

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 63

4 USF

5-Year Average: 33171.60

2019 National Ranking: 66

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 66

5 Cincinnati

5-Year Average: 33123.80

2019 National Ranking: 67

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 71

6 Navy

5-Year Average: 32458.60

2019 National Ranking: 69

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 69

7 Houston

5-Year Average: 32174.40

2019 National Ranking: 70

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 68

8 Temple

5-Year Average: 31326.40

2019 National Ranking: 72

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 75

9 Connecticut

5-Year Average: 22899.00

2019 National Ranking: 85

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 83

10 SMU

5-Year Average: 21543.00

2019 National Ranking: 89

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 91

11 Tulane

5-Year Average: 20174.60

2019 National Ranking: 94

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 90

12 Florida Atlantic

5-Year Average: 16257.20

2019 National Ranking: 113

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 116

6. Independents

Attendance 5-Year Average: 35,178.67

1 Notre Dame

5-Year Average: 78624.40

2019 National Ranking: 15

2 BYU

5-Year Average: 57078.20

2019 National Ranking: 28

3 Army

5-Year Average: 31450.00

2019 National Ranking: 71

4 Liberty

5-Year Average: 17298.40

2019 National Ranking: 108

5 New Mexico State

5-Year Average: 15376.20

2019 National Ranking: 117

6 UMass

5-Year Average: 11244.80

2019 National Ranking: 128

5. ACC

Attendance 5-Year Average: 48,432.13

1 Clemson

5-Year Average: 81409.80

2019 National Ranking: 14

2 Florida State

5-Year Average: 68653.80

2019 National Ranking: 19

3 Virginia Tech

5-Year Average: 60989.60

2019 National Ranking: 24

4 NC State

5-Year Average: 56931.20

2019 National Ranking: 29

5 Miami

5-Year Average: 55822.60

2019 National Ranking: 34

6 Louisville

5-Year Average: 49891.60

2019 National Ranking: 39

7 North Carolina

5-Year Average: 48817.20

2019 National Ranking: 41

8 Georgia Tech

5-Year Average: 46556.20

2019 National Ranking: 42

9 Pitt

5-Year Average: 43117.80

2019 National Ranking: 52

10 Virginia

5-Year Average: 42036.00

2019 National Ranking: 54

11 Syracuse

5-Year Average: 35608.60

2019 National Ranking: 62

12 Boston College

5-Year Average: 34018.80

2019 National Ranking: 64

13 Duke

5-Year Average: 27115.20

2019 National Ranking: 79

14 Wake Forest

5-Year Average: 27081.40

2019 National Ranking: 78

NEXT: Attendance Rankings, 5-Year Program Conference Analysis – Top Four

4. Pac-12

Attendance 5-Year Average: 48,753.68

1 Washington

5-Year Average: 66527.20

2019 National Ranking: 20

2 USC

5-Year Average: 66261.40

2019 National Ranking: 22

3 UCLA

5-Year Average: 57074.80

2019 National Ranking: 27

4 Oregon

5-Year Average: 55509.20

2019 National Ranking: 35

5 Arizona State

5-Year Average: 49901.80

2019 National Ranking: 40

6 Utah

5-Year Average: 46349.20

2019 National Ranking: 43

7 Colorado

5-Year Average: 45687.20

2019 National Ranking: 44

8 Arizona

5-Year Average: 45456.20

2019 National Ranking: 45

9 California

5-Year Average: 43457.00

2019 National Ranking: 50

10 Stanford

5-Year Average: 43263.40

2019 National Ranking: 51

11 Oregon State

5-Year Average: 35217.60

2019 National Ranking: 63

12 Washington State

5-Year Average: 30339.20

2019 National Ranking: 73

3. Big 12

Attendance 5-Year Average: 57,135.56

1 Kansas State

5-Year Average: 50975.20

2019 National Ranking: 38

2 Texas

5-Year Average: 94942.60

2019 National Ranking: 8

3 Oklahoma

5-Year Average: 85745.00

2019 National Ranking: 13

4 Iowa State

5-Year Average: 56562.20

2019 National Ranking: 30

5 West Virginia

5-Year Average: 56484.00

2019 National Ranking: 31

6 Texas Tech

5-Year Average: 55821.40

2019 National Ranking: 33

7 Oklahoma State

5-Year Average: 55326.20

2019 National Ranking: 36

8 Baylor

5-Year Average: 44536.20

2019 National Ranking: 48

9 TCU

5-Year Average: 44352.80

2019 National Ranking: 49

10 Kansas

5-Year Average: 26610.00

2019 National Ranking: 80

2. Big Ten

Attendance 5-Year Average: 65,369.76

1 Michigan

5-Year Average: 110884.20

2019 National Ranking: 1

2 Ohio State

5-Year Average: 105465.40

2019 National Ranking: 2

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 2

3 Penn State

5-Year Average: 103585.20

2019 National Ranking: 3

4 Nebraska

5-Year Average: 89675.60

2019 National Ranking: 10

5 Wisconsin

5-Year Average: 77964.00

2019 National Ranking: 16

6 Michigan State

5-Year Average: 72443.20

2019 National Ranking: 18

7 Iowa

5-Year Average: 66547.00

2019 National Ranking: 21

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 21

8 Purdue

5-Year Average: 44996.80

2019 National Ranking: 46

9 Minnesota

5-Year Average: 44926.40

2019 National Ranking: 47

10 Indiana

5-Year Average: 42700.60

2019 National Ranking: 53

2019 Ranking (2018 season): 52

11 Rutgers

5-Year Average: 40031.40

2019 National Ranking: 55

12 Illinois

5-Year Average: 39830.60

2019 National Ranking: 56

13 Northwestern

5-Year Average: 37125.20

2019 National Ranking: 60

14 Maryland

5-Year Average: 39001.00

2019 National Ranking: 57

1. SEC

Attendance 5-Year Average: 75,704.87

1 Alabama

5-Year Average: 101466.80

2019 National Ranking: 4

3 Texas A&M

5-Year Average: 100328.80

2019 National Ranking: 6

4 Tennessee

5-Year Average: 95635.80

2019 National Ranking: 7

5 Georgia

5-Year Average: 92760.20

2019 National Ranking: 9

6 Florida

5-Year Average: 86327.60

2019 National Ranking: 12

7 Auburn

5-Year Average: 86212.20

2019 National Ranking: 11

8 South Carolina

5-Year Average: 77183.60

2019 National Ranking: 17

9 Arkansas

5-Year Average: 62470.60

2019 National Ranking: 23

10 Mississippi State

5-Year Average: 58488.00

2019 National Ranking: 25

11 Ole Miss

5-Year Average: 57587.60

2019 National Ranking: 26

12 Kentucky

5-Year Average: 55930.20

2019 National Ranking: 32

13 MIssouri

5-Year Average: 54986.40

2019 National Ranking: 37

14 Vanderbilt

5-Year Average: 29810.00

2019 National Ranking: 74

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