School is back in session and with it, attendances have increased to their non-break levels. Overall attendance was up 18% this week, with only two games played with fewer than 300 in the crowd. Even with that, two games played with fewer than 5% of seats occupied this week, our #1 game of the week as well as Northern Arizona vs Sacramento State. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 47 (Season total: 436) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. St Francis (Brooklyn) vs Sacred Heart – With a capacity of 2,000, it’s no […]

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More movement at the top as Baylor’s loss drops them to third and Gonzaga and Villanova climb a spot. On the bottom end, Mississippi Valley State won two games this week, enough to get them out of the bottom spot, giving up the spot to Alabama A&M.   Everyone else? You can view all 351 teams ranked in our AMSTS Week 11 rankings here. The highlights this week: Division 1 Top 10: Gonzaga (+1) Villanova (+1) Baylor (-2) Kentucky Creighton (+1) Kansas (+1) UCLA (+1) West Virginia (+5) Florida State (-4) Louisville Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M (-1) NC A&T […]

Week 11 AMSTS Computer Rankings Are Out!


Bad weather across parts of the country led to reduced attendance this week, which was particularly evident in that the number of games with fewer than 1,000 fans shot up to 76, nearly double the normal number for the week. With the bad weather, we saw a school request that it’s fans NOT attend the game. The twist? They still drew more fans than a couple of other schools this week. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 76 (Season total: 389) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Portland State vs Sacramento […]

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A shakeup at the top as Nova drops two spots on account of their loss against Butler, while Kentucky hops up 4 spots to enter the Top 5. At the bottom, some shuffling but MVSU keeps the worst spot in D1.   Everyone else? You can view all 351 teams ranked in our AMSTS Week 10 rankings here. The highlights this week: Division 1 Top 10: Baylor (+1) Gonzaga (+1) Villanova (-2) Kentucky (+4) Florida State (-1) Creighton Kansas (+4) UCLA (+1) Duke (+3) Louisville (-3) Division 1 Bottom 5: Missisippi Valley State Alabama A&M (-1) NC A&T (-3) Coppin State (+1) Alabama State (-3) […]

Week 10 AMSTS Computer Rankings Are Out!


Sacred Heart is the focal point this week as they drew fewer than 550 fans over two games this week, surprisingly low as the Pioneers had drawn over 500 for most of the season thus far. The other story this week is the continued issues that HBCUs face in getting butts in seats, with two HBCUs sitting in the bottom three yet again. Let’s take a look, shall we? Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 52 (Season total: 313) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Southern vs SE Louisiana – SWAC schools continue to struggle to […]

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UCLA drops six while FSU jumps 5 in the Top 10 after last week’s games. Arkansas-Pine Bluff drops a spot to enter the Bottom Five.   Everyone else? You can view all 351 teams ranked in our AMSTS Week 9 rankings here. The highlights this week: Division 1 Top 10: Villanova Baylor (+1) Gonzaga (+1) Florida State (+5) West Virginia (+3) Creighton Louisville (+2) Kentucky (+3) UCLA (-6) Virginia (+2) Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M Missisippi Valley State Coppin State Florida A&M Arkansas-Pine Bluff (-1) Top gainers since last week: Northern Colorado (+47) Radford (+43) Nebraska (+42) Wofford (+39) St. John’s (+38) Top losers since last week: Sam […]

Week 9 AMSTS NCAA Basketball Computer Rankings Are Out!



HBCUs seem to be having a tough time drawing a crowd this year. After last week’s Howard fiasco, this week’s leader is Alcorn State with only 124 in attendance. Also, another hoops “classic” that didn’t seem to bring many fans in the door. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 35 (Season total: 261) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Nevada vs Towson – Part of a double-header in the Holiday Hoops Classic in Las Vegas, one would figure that Nevada would be a bigger local draw than the 218 who showed up to […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 8: HBCU Blues


Baylor and UCLA continue to flip flop at the top, while Kentucky falls out of the Top 10 after their loss to Louisville. No changes in the bottom five, and Oral Roberts beating Little Rock resulted in a 120 point combined swing in the rankings of the two teams.   Everyone else? You can view all 351 teams ranked in our AMSTS Week 7 rankings here. The highlights this week: Division 1 Top 10: Villanova Baylor (+1) UCLA (-1) Gonzaga (+1) Louisville (+2) Creighton (-1) Duke (+1) West Virginia (+2) Florida State (+2) Kansas (-1) Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M Missisippi Valley State […]

Week 8 NCAA Basketball Computer Rankings Are Out!


Not to be outdone by Southern, who drew fewer than 500 fans in two home games last week, the story of this week is Howard U. The Bison hosted THREE games this week and had exactly 500 fans in attendance. At least that’s what they reported….. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 49 (Season total: 226) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Portland State vs New Hope – The first university in the world named after a Star Wars movie, New Hope traveled to Division 1 Portland State in an effort to […]

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A lot less movement at the top this week as UCLA hops Baylor, Gonzaga hops Creighton, and Duke falls two spots.  But congratulations are due to Longwood and Dartmouth who both made it out of the bottom five this week with wins.  Everyone else? You can view all 351 teams ranked in our AMSTS Week 7 rankings here. The highlights this week: Division 1 Top 10: Villanova UCLA (+1) Baylor (-1) Gonzaga (+1) Creighton (-1) Kentucky (+1) Louisville (+1) Duke (-2) Kansas West Virginia (+2) Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M Missisippi Valley State (-2) Coppin State (+1) Florida A&M […]

Week 7 AMSTS NCAA Basketball Computer Rankings Are Out!


Finals season is always an excuse for low attendance. Students are too preoccupied with their studies, low caliber ADs say, forgetting that for most college students, their focus is more on having a good time, which generally does involve sports and later in the evening some alcohol.  Either way, the winner this week is clearly Southern, who drew fewer than 500 fans in two games hosted this week. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 49 (Season total: 177) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Southern vs Loyola – The first of Southern’s […]

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Last year, we put together our first list of every FBS team and one statistic they led the nation in over the past season, and one statistic they were in last place in the nation over the past season. Well, we’re back this season, and boy do we have some doozies. A reminder from last year that nobody read and I’m fruitlessly posting again: if you are ranked first, it is the best in the category, so if it’s “Rushing First Downs,” best is highest. If it’s rushing yards conceded, best is lowest. Some of them get pretty esoteric (I’d […]

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