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Posted on: December 22, 2008 6:33 pm
Edited on: December 23, 2008 12:33 pm
 

The Best College Football State: Statistics

What is the Best College Football State?  Statistics

Roll-Tide76 started a poll called the "Best Football State" www.sportsline.com/mcc/messages/thr
ead/12443182
, which left out a few important states, but got me thinking so I want to tip my hat to him anyway.  Hypochondriac_2 posted a link to ESPN sports.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnatio
n/story
 in that thread where they had their own way of sorting through the states and it contained a few good statistics that related to college football.  So I tip my hat to him, too.

Several posters believed it is important to consider the overall population of the states with regard to their college football achievements. I looked up the populations of the states in Roll-Tide76's poll, then combined that information with some of the data on the ESPN site and thought I'd throw in Oklahoma even though it wasn't in the original poll.

**** NOTE:  FOR YEARS 1934-Present.  1934 was the beginning of the Heisman Trophy. 

Starting Data:

STATE                  POPULATION      DI TEAMS     HEISMANS      NATIONAL TITLES

Oklahoma               3,547,884               3                      6                               7

Alabama                 4,557,808               4                       2                              8

Florida                  17,789,864                7                      7*                             9*

Texas                    22,859,968              10                     6                               6

California             36,132,147                7                      9                               8

Ohio                      11,464,042                8                      7                               6

*Thanks to poster 'stoptherun' for pointing out errors. I used old data that only ran through the end of 2005 season. It is now recalculated. Delaware and South Dakota are 0 DI/0 Heismans/0 National Titles.  Idaho has 2 DI teams/0 Heismans/0 National Titles.

Per-Capita Data:

STATE

Oklahoma        1 DI Team / 1.18M          1 Heisman / 591k             1 Title / 506k

Alabama           1 DI Team / 1.14M          1 Heisman / 2.28M           1 Title / 570k

Florida               1 DI Team / 2.54M          1 Heisman / 2.54M           1 Title / 1.98M

Texas                 1 DI Team / 2.29M          1 Heisman / 3.81M           1 Title / 3.81M

California          1 DI Team / 5.16M          1 Heisman / 4.01M            1 Title / 4.52M

Ohio                   1 DI Team / 1.43M          1 Heisman / 1.64M            1 Title / 1.91M

Average per DI Team:

STATE:

Oklahoma           2.00 Heisman / Team                         2.33 National Title / Team

Alabama             0.50 Heisman / Team                          2.00 National Title / Team

Florida                1.00 Heisman / Team                          1.29 National Title / Team

Texas                  0.60 Heisman / Team                          0.60 National Title / Team

California           1.29 Heisman / Team                          1.14 National Title / Team

Ohio                    0.88 Heisman / Team                          0.75 National Title / Team

 

 
 
 
 
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