Football season in less than 50 days away, and I am currently planning travel to the games I want to see. The first weekend is definitely Clemson at Auburn, but the rest of the season is open. Using Phil Steele's guide, I thought it would be a good idea to share some stats with you. The stats don't give you the entire picture, but they will certainly share size, and overall support of the program. The intangibles of a game day experience aren't included, because I haven't been to many venues on this list. That's where you folks come in! If you have any real world experience, comment and let me know the real skinny! Share your best and worst from each stadium in the comment section. Of course, Lane Stadium is always number one to me, but what do the numbers suggest.
|Team||Capacity||Average Attendance||Capacity Rank||Attendance Rank||Overall A.C.C. Score|
|Louisville||55,000||89.2%||Tied for 9th||5||14|
|Georgia Tech||55,000||92.2%||Tied for 9th||4||13|
Using the above metrics, the results were pretty surprising. If we were were to re-rank the schools based on the A.C.C. score, they would look like this:
|Team||A.C.C. Score Rank|
The rankings are somewhat indicative of each program. One would expect Clemson to be at the top of the list, but seeing the Hokies tied with Florida Sate, makes me feel awesome. The other one to watch is Miami. If they can improve their attendance this season, look for them to creep up the list. N.C. State was also a surprise, with the Wolfpack coming in fourth in the rankings. Boston College has the dual problem of small stadium, and low turnout. Log in and share your feedback so we can decide which games to hit this season!.