Here are a few interesting attendance percent capacity numbers after week 5.
State fell off a little bit down to 99.23%, 2nd in the ACC and 22nd in the Power 5.
There are 66 Power 5 (plus Notre Dame & BYU) schools, 7 of the bottom 11 are ACC schools (UVA, Pitt, Miami, Duke, BC, UNC, Cuse). That’s half the conference.
Purdue, Kansas, Northwestern & Illinois make up the rest of the bottom 11, not shocked by Kansas & Northwestern but Purdue is a little surprising to me.
Couple of notes on the light blue school down the road, the only Power 5 schools with worse attendance percentage wise are Illinois and Syracuse. I guess that UNC vs Illinois game would have had plenty of aluminum no matter where they played. UNC is also the only school out of all 128 FBS schools where their total attendance (124,000) is a nice, neat, round number.
There are 18 FBS schools where their percent capacity is over 100%. Are they selling standing room only tickets every game? Somehow Cincinnati is at 111% capacity, their average attendance is 4000 more than their stadium holds. Maybe the NCAA has outdated capacity numbers for some stadiums?
Any thoughts why the bottom of the Power 5 rankings are mostly ACC schools? Can you blame the rain? But, keeping in mind they played Notre Dame, Clemson had the worst weather of anybody and their attendance went up.
By the way, nice of various members of the football staff to tweet out the graph from the week 3 update. Thought it looked familiar…