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Where Texas lands in study of largest college football fan bases

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College football usually attracts a very dedicated fan base.

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Texas Longhorns fans are among the most passionate in the country and have consistently demonstrated their devotion during difficult times. The program hasn’t had much success lately, but their support has never wavered.

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Many people often compare Texas to the Dallas Cowboys or the New York Yankees of college football. Fans either love them or love to hate them. The amount of revenue generated by their football program is one of the highest in the country and the national presence of their sports program is remarkable. It helps that their logo is one of the most recognizable in the world.

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Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is also one of eight stadiums with a capacity of over 100,000 people. So where is Texas in terms of the most college football fans?

Strategic Analyst Tony Altimore combined several studies find out the size of the fan base of each college football team. No wonder Texas is at the top of the rankings. Here’s a look at the top 10 from Altimore’s research.

USK Trojans

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Total Estimated Fans: 4.46 million

Wisconsin Badgers

Stephen R. Sylvania – USA TODAY Sports

Total Estimated Fans: 4.57 million

Alabama crimson tide

Joshua L. Jones / USA TODAY NETWORK

Total Estimated Fans: 5.34 million

Oregon Ducks

Troy Weirinen-USA TODAY Sports

Total Estimated Fans: 5.54 million

Florida Gators

Doug Angle/Ocala Star-Banner/USA TODAY CHAIN

Total Estimated Fans: 5.89 million

Michigan Wolverines

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Total Estimated Fans: 6.26 million

Penn State Nittany Lions

Mark Alberti-USA TODAY Sports

Total Estimated Fans: 6.63 million

Texas Longhorns

Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman/USA TODAY NETWORK

Total Estimated Fans: 7.82 million

Notre Dame is at war with the Irish

Matt Cashor-USA TODAY Sports

Total Estimated Fans: 8.21 million

Ohio State Buckeyes

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Total Estimated Fans: 11.26 million

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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