According to a study conducted by Ticket City, the Longhorns have the eight-most engaged fan base in college football.
As reported by RantSports.com, “The study took data on how many fans travel to see road games, how much they pay for tickets to those games, and how often they take to social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to voice their opinions on their beloved program.”
Though a top-ten finish is a compliment to the great fans of Longhorn football, most Longhorn fans would agree this is no cause for celebration. Texas is one of the most identifiable brands in college athletics, and is the fifth-largest university in the US. There’s no excuse for Longhorn fans to be outside the top three in a study gauging the rabidity of a fan base.
To add insult to injury, Longhorn fans finished behind heated rivals Texas A&M (5) and Oklahoma (7).
If nothing else, this should at least encourage fans to get their horns up.
Here’s the top 25 fan bases according to Ticket City:
Overall Top 25 Rankings
1 Big 10 University of Michigan
2 SEC Louisiana State University
3 SEC University of Alabama
4 Big 10 Ohio State University
5 SEC Texas A&M University
6 Big 10 University of Nebraska – Lincoln
7 Big 12 University of Oklahoma
8 Big 12 University of Texas – Austin
9 SEC University of Georgia
10 SEC University of Florida
11 Big 10 Penn State University
12 SEC University of South Carolina
13 Big 10 University of Iowa
14 Pac 12 University of Southern California
15 Pac 12 University of Oregon
16 Big 10 Michigan State University
17 SEC University of Tennessee
18 Big 10 University of Wisconsin – Madison
19 SEC Auburn University
20 ACC Clemson University
21 Big 12 West Virginia University
22 ACC Florida State University
23 SEC University of Missouri
24 SEC University of Arkansas
25 ACC Virginia Tech University
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