Facebook Map of College Fandom

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    This is definitely skewed if one didn't know it was only top 25 teams as of right now. If Tennessee or VaTech were in the top 25, they'd definitely own TN, VA, and NC.

    It is very interesting, though. I see the dreams of the Noles being THE brand in the state of Florida is failing.
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    Looks like we have a stronghold in Atlanta too---a but surprising with Athens only a very short drive away.
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    Living in the Bay Area, I see USC stuff everywhere. No one cares about Cal or Stanford. USC owns this city. In fact, their insufferable fans own the state. Oregon is stealing some of their fair weather fans lately, but it's still not even comparable.
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    This reminds me of that poll that WSJ did earlier this year or last year where they looked at the ties between political affiliation and collegiate loyalty. In Florida, UF and FSU were both equally represented among Democrats. But among Republicans, there was a substantial edge for UF over FSU...
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    Am I color blind or are there random pockets of Georgia fans.....in Idaho and North Dakota??
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    That's what is weird about this map. I think you are right, but consider this...those areas of the country have fans that are not in the Top 25. ie Utah and BYU.

    Utah and BYU cover most of southern Idaho and even Montana. Fans of other teams, are most likely not in the Top 25 either. Take a look at the state of Utah. It is being completely misrepresented as the majority of fans are Utah or BYU.

    Montana has the Montana Grizzlies that is FCS, so therefore they will not appear in the FBS rankings.

    Also consider those regions in Idaho and Montana have very low populations. I honestly don't think anyone lives in those areas. It is mostly farmland, desert or mountains. A few Georgia fans in a certain area can through off this map completely.
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    Because all of their families move here and they hope to as well some day. Welcome to Flah-rii-dah
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    We are not. Most of those fans are Rutgers fans, or fans of schools that are FCS. ie Maine, Vermont and etc.

    We simply carry most fans in the Top 25 schools, but that is not saying much considering no teams from the NE are represented in the Top 25.
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    Does FSU have the smallest area?
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    I disagree. It goes to show ND isn't the draw in the NE every has always claimed. In fact, UF has more NE fans that OSU. That doesn't mean UF has more NE fans than 'Cuse or PSU or any other NE college but it does go to show UF is more popular outside of Georgia than Georgia is.

    It illustrates Oklahoma is still all Sooner and very little Cowboy. It shows the difference in A&M and Texas. It shows the difference in UF and the SWAC. I think it is interesting though as others have said it doesn't mean UF is a NE powerhouse. It does mean UF is relevant nationally, more so than ND or OSU but less than Texas.
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    fsu carries Leon, Calhoun and Wakulla Counties. Bwahahahahahahah!!!!!! Even Jefferson County, right next door, 10 miles from Doak goes Gator. Home of Jack Youngblood. I love this map!

    Of course, fsu is at a distinct disadvantage, given that to vote, one has to be able to turn on a computer or cell phone.
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    This map explains why the SEC and ESPN wanted UF to open the SEC schedule v. TAMU last year, and why UF is going to BAMA to open up the SEC Network's 2014 season.

    UF draws better TV ratings than any other SEC school, indeed any other school in the South.

    It makes sense, many Floridians are from the NE originally, my parents moved to Florida from Rochester, NY in the 1960s, my brother and I ended up going to UF and presto, my family in Rochester NY watches UF football.

    All the people living in NY, NJ and Mass w/with second homes in Florida also watch UF when they watch college football.

    Now if we can just get the SEC to give us our share of home games, get to work Jeremy!
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    lol @ f$u!
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    I think you need to adjust your screen color settings.... or you might be color blind. :whistle:
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    As a gator in boston I can confirm we dominate up here. Biggest game watch parties of all the large schools (michigan, texas, etc.).
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    I've spent enough time out there to know that Nebraska games are on the radio every Saturday afternoon. That's Nebraska red, not Georgia red.
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    Because the northeast has massive ties to Florida. It's where all of our grandparents go to retire.
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    What are those red sections in Alaska? I'm having a hard time imagining those are "likes" for UGA.
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    Primarily because those are low social volume counties, ie people don't use much facebook there.
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    "The Zuck" begs to differ, my friend.

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