Who Has the Most Loyal Big Ten Fans?

After the Reddit survey exploded in social media about the most hated teams in college football, it’s time to look at the other side of the coin. How about the teams with the most loyal fans? Let’s see what the BusinessInsider.com’s ranking turned out for the Big Ten. The website based its findings by studying every football fan base year in and year out, and came up with the top 15.

Overall Winner: Nebraska

Out of all football teams in the nation, Nebraska fans are considered the most loyal. Despite the lack of a national championship in more than a decade, its fans didn’t turn its back on the Cornhuskers. Proof? Since 1962, the 91-000 seat Memorial Stadium has always sold out. And even if it’s a road game, Nebraska fans will be glued to the tellies to cheer for their team.

Ohio State

OSU also made it to the top 3 football team with the most loyal fans. Can’t blame them when they grew up watching the on-field success of the Buckeyes and their continued dominance against their archrival Michigan (except in 2013). In the nation, Ohio State has the second-highest number of fans behind Michigan, and that is only because the Horseshoe Stadium isn’t as large as the Big House (Michigan Stadium).


Even though UofM has the biggest fan base, it only ranked 6th in the survey. Although the Big House gains the highest attendance at 112,000 in every home game, every year, it doesn’t appear so this year. Plenty of season tickets are still left unsold, which is attributed to some bad logistical decisions by the school. Still, Michigan fans are the one of the most loyal and are proud of having the most wins in college football history.

Penn State

Despite the Sandusky scandal, Penn State’s football program still survives and remains competitive. Even though the Nittany Lions are still banned from the postseason and under scholarship sanctions, the fans are still there supporting the coaching staff and players. Penn State deserves its loyal fans and is ranked 9th out of all college football teams.

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