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Conference championship week is our penultimate look at college football attendance this season, and with the ticket prices being fairly low for many of the big conference games, it’s no surprise that the American conference championship was outdrawn by the FCS-level SWAC Championship. But what other surprises are in store? Let’s take a look. Worst overall Division 1 attendance last week: 4,897 – Sam Houston State vs Chattanooga on Saturday. An FCS playoff game that drew fewer than 5,000 folks, this was a five point game that went to the home team. The driving rain on Saturday in the area was clearly […]

NCAA Championship Week Attendance: SWAC > Sun Belt!


AMSTS Computer Rankings
A busy week in the rankings as the early season shuffle continues in an effort to smooth out. Teams still moved upwards of 150 spots this week, so nothing is set in stone, but you’re starting to see the top separate out. As always, you can view all 351 teams ranked in our AMSTS Week 5 rankings here. The highlights this week: Division 1 Top 10: Baylor Gonzaga Villanova UCLA Creighton Butler Notre Dame South Carolina Saint Mary’s Kentucky Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M Coppin State Savannah State Missisippi Valley State Dartmouth Top gainers since last week: Omaha (+89) Eastern […]

Week 5 AMSTS NCAA Basketball Computer Rankings Are Out!


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Thanksgiving week means a week full of bad ideas. Overeating, taking an accidental four-hour nap on the couch in front of your extended family, discussing politics at the Thanksgiving Day table. But all those ideas are better than one other idea that a lot of college basketball ADs have: Thanksgiving week neutral site tournaments for small conference teams. Always a bad idea, if attendance is any indicator Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 39 (Season total: 128) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Prairie View A&M vs Lamar – A true home game and […]

Week 4 NCAA Basketball Attendance: Neutral Site Attendance Hell



AMSTS Computer Rankings
It’s that time of the year again, college basketball season.  In case you weren’t following AMSTS’ rankings last year, we finished the season second in correlation to consensus on Massey Ratings, so you know that our ratings are decently unbiased.  But a new season always presents new challenges, so without further ado, view all 351 teams ranked in our AMSTS Week 4 rankings.  The highlights this week: Division 1 Top 10: Gonzaga Villanova UVA Creighton Baylor UNC Butler Kentucky UCLA Xavier   Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M Mississippi Valley State Coppin State Hampton Howard   Top gainers (since final poll of […]

Our First NCAA Basketball Computer Rankings Of The Year Are ...   Recently updated!


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Another of our weekly looks at NCAA Football Division I attendance this week. So let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division 1 attendance last week: 1,111 – New Mexico State vs Appalachian State on Saturday. Filling out a meager 3.4% of Aggie Memorial Stadium’s capacity, only a handful of people got to see Appalachian State clinch a share of their first Sun Belt title ever.  The NMSU website reported 5,600+ paid attendance, but other sources had the number at 1,111.  Here’s a crowd shot, we’ll let you decide: Worst overall FCS attendance last week: 1,267 – Savannah State vs Morgan State. No […]

Week 13 College Football Attendance – FCS Outdraws NM State   Recently updated!


AMSTS Computer Rankings
Not much change at the top, with the model not punishing Michigan too much for losing a close game to a better team. Western Michigan jumped a spot up to number six, so we’ll expand our FBS list to include all undefeateds.  Without further ado, your AMSTS Week 13 rankings.  The highlights this week: FBS Top 5 6: Alabama Ohio State Michigan Clemson Washington Western Michigan (+1) FCS Top 5: North Dakota State James Madison (+1) Eastern Washington (-1) Sam Houston State (+3) The Citadel (+1) Top gainers (all Division 1): Grambling State (+15) New Mexico (+14) Nevada (+14) Mississippi State (+13) Arizona (+13) Top […]

Week 13 AMSTS Computer Rankings Are Out!



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The college basketball season has begun, and with it brings plenty of random tournaments nationwide. Some of these, like the Maui Invitational, bring the best teams together and have no problem selling out.  Others, well… we’ll get to those. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 89 (Season total: 89) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. SIU-Edwardsville vs Texas State – This one took place in the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu and had the prestigious title of being the lowest attended game as a percent of stadium capacity, as only 110 showed up in […]

NCAA Basketball Weeks 1-3 Attendance In Review: Two Sub-100 Games ...


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Another of our weekly looks at NCAA Football Division I attendance this week. So let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division 1 attendance last week: 1,056 – Howard vs Delaware State on Saturday. Filling out just 15% of the 7,000 seat stadium’s capacity, the Bison of Howard put the final nail in Delaware State 0-11 season with a 26-21 victory. Worst overall FBS attendance last week: 5,834 – FAU  vs Old Dominion. With only 5,800 fans showing up to see the Owls take on the Monarchs, there was plenty of room to spread out in the boringly named FAU Stadium.  An action […]

Week 12 NCAA Football Attendance – Howard, FAU, and Kansas ...


AMSTS Computer Rankings
  A lot less exciting week this week than last, but not devoid of upsets. With Louisville losing, it means a new member of the Top 5, and the FCS saw quite the shakeup in its Top 5 as well.  So here it is, your AMSTS Week 12 rankings.  The highlights this week: FBS Top 5: Alabama Ohio State Michigan Clemson Washington (+1) FCS Top 5: North Dakota State Eastern Washington James Madison Sam Houston State (+3) Jacksonville State (+3) Top gainers (all Division 1): Iowa State (+22) Kansas (+21) Sam Houston (+17) Arkansas State (+16) Northern Illinois (+16) Top losers (all Division 1): NC […]

Week 12 AMSTS College Football Computer Rankings Are Out!



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Really, guys?  Everyone is getting hyped about the prospect of Les Miles going to Purdue, after reports emerged that he is on the short list.  Very hyped. Essentially, everyone has completely lost their minds and forgotten that Purdue is not a destination program. Rutgers has a better shot at landing Miles than Purdue does, if you ask me. SEC coaches don’t go to Big Ten bottom feeders. Everyone is sitting here thinking we are an 8/10 football program while we are a 3 on a good day.   Hell, I’m not even sure I want him. Ever seen him run […]

Stop It: Purdue Is Not Hiring Les Miles


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Earlier on Friday, AMSTS favorite DEL (German Hockey League) team Eisbären Berlin hosted the Iserlohn Roosters, a team from a small city in the extreme west of Germany. And boy oh boy did they face off. In a league where fighting comes with a game misconduct on top of the major penalty, it’s rare to see a one-on-one fight, let alone both sides going at it, but lo and behold, it all came together tonight.   For the record, only 39 penalty minutes were dished out, with only one Iserlohn player being ejected for fighting and seven other players being called for […]

Amazing Line Brawl in Germany’s DEL


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Another of our weekly looks at NCAA Football Division I attendance this week. So let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division 1 attendance last week: 1,012 – Duquesne vs Sacred Heart on Saturday. This should be no surprise, as Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field only holds 2,200, the smallest stadium hosting a football game this week. The Dukes managed to fill it to nearly half full, and those who showed up were fortunate to see a 31-10 Duquesne victory. Here’s a shot of half the stadium during halftime: Worst overall FBS attendance last week: 4,442 – Ball State vs Eastern Michigan. A […]

Week 11 NCAA Football Attendance