Chris Ford


About Chris Ford

Chris Ford is the head nacho of AMSTS and generally a nice guy. Besides sports and sports analytics, he enjoys world travel, and running.


South Carolina Upstate has the smallest arena in NCAA Division I men’s basketball with a capacity of 878. But this week’s bottom three attendance doesn’t involve the Spartans of USC-U, who drew 517 and 837 to their two games this week. With those totals, South Carolina Upstate outdrew two other South Carolina schools, whose game attendances would’ve fit into SC-Upstate’s arena with 100+ to spare. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 46 (Season total: 626) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Presbyterian vs Gardner-Webb – Only 409 showed up on Saturday, and it got […]

NCAA Basketball Week 16: Nobody in South Carolina Watches Basketball   Recently updated!


Baylor plummets out of the top 10 with the loss at Texas Tech (and maybe the loss at KU a little bit). While on the bottom, local taco supporter St. Francis of Brooklyn joins the bottom five for the first time this season. Everyone else? You can view all 351 teams ranked in our AMSTS Week 16 rankings here. The highlights this week: Division 1 Top 10: Gonzaga Villanova Kansas (+1) Louisville (+1) UCLA (+2) UNC (+3) Kentucky (-1) Duke (+3) Florida (+3) Oregon (+4) Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M NC A&T Mississippi Valley State (-1) St. Francis (BKN) […]

AMSTS NCAA College Basketball Week 16 Rankings Are Out!


For the second straight week, the Purdue Boilermakers have sent home the highest number of disappointed fans. With last week’s win at Maryland and this week’s at Indiana, the Boilermakers have not been a welcome sight in the Big Ten. But on the bottom of the attendance, this week also had the first sub-300 attended game (and even sub-200!) in over a month. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 38 (Season total: 580) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. McNeese vs New Orleans – With only 375 folks in college basketball’s ugliest […]

NCAA Basketball Week 15: Only 200 Show Up For Game ...



No change in the top 2, but the Pac 12 makes some big gains this week with UCLA and Arizona joining the Top 10 at Oregon’s expense. The bottom didn’t see much happen but Coppin State vaulted out of the Bottom 5 to be replaced with Howard. Everyone else? You can view all 351 teams ranked in our AMSTS Week 15 rankings here. The highlights this week: Division 1 Top 10: Gonzaga Villanova Baylor (+1) Kansas (+1) Louisville (-2) Kentucky (+1) UCLA (+5) Arizona (+3) UNC (-3) FSU (-2) Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M NC A&T Bethune-Cookman Mississippi Valley State (-1) […]

Week 15 AMSTS NCAA Basketball Computer Rankings Are Out!


St. Francis may be the patron saint of animals, the environment, merchants, and stowaways, but after last Thursday we can add Mexican food to the list. It all started with a simple idea. Take a selfie at the St. Francis (of Brooklyn) basketball game on Thursday night against St. Francis (of Pennsylvania) with a custom designed Snapchat filter made by the Dos Toros (a burrito, taco, and quesadilla establishment right off the campus of St. Francis of Brooklyn) and show that picture the next day and you get free guacamole with the purchase of a meal. With St. Francis (Brooklyn) […]

St. Francis, The Patron Saint of Mexican Food


This was a week of the highest highs and lowest lows. For the first time this season, attendance averaged above 5,000. On the other end, one school in the bottom three offered a free snack if you came to their game… But it didn’t work so well.  Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 35 (Season total: 542) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Army vs Lafayette – Only 523 were present in West Point on Wednesday to see the Black Knights host the Leopards of Lafayette, but the student section […]

Week 14 NCAA College Basketball Attendance – First Week Over ...



Baylor slips two spots, while FSU, Wisconsin, and Oregon join the top 10 this week. At the bottom? Not much change, with Coppin State dropping into the bottom five. Everyone else? You can view all 351 teams ranked in our AMSTS Week 14 rankings here. The highlights this week: Division 1 Top 10: Gonzaga Villanova (+1) Louisville (+1) Baylor (-2) Kansas UNC (+2) FSU (+8) Kentucky (-2) Wisconsin (+2) Oregon (+7) Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M NC A&T Bethune-Cookman Coppin State (-2) Missisippi Valley State (+1) Top gainers since last week: UTEP (+38) FAU (+33) Fairfield (+24) Buffalo (+24) […]

Week 14 AMSTS NCAA Basketball Computer Rankings Are Out!


We have reached peak basketball! Your average college basketball game is attracting more than 4,900 fans, and only 33 games this week had fewer than 1,000 fans in the door.  In fact, it was the first week this season to not have any games with fewer than 400 spectators. Another good week for college basketball attendance! Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 33 (Season total: 507) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Central Arkansas vs Incarnate Word – Poor Central Arkansas makes the list again, in the strongest attendance week of […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 13: Highest Attendance of the Season!


No changes in the top two, but Florida State is up 4 spots while Arizona jumps into the Top 10 for the first time this season, up 9 spots after beating UCLA. Bethune-Cookman inched out of the Bottom 5, dropping MVSU, Alabama State, and FAMU down a spot.  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 Baylor (+2) Villanova (-1) Louisville (+5) Kansas (+1) Kentucky (-3) Arizona (+9) UNC (+2) UVA (+6) West Virginia (+10) Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M NC A&T Bethune-Cookman […]

Week 13 AMSTS Computer Rankings Are Out!



Attendance was way up last week, with the average inching towards nearly 5,000 fans a game. On the bottom end, there were no games with fewer than 300 fans, the first time that has happened all season. Even the number of games with fewer than 1,000 fans was down from a normal range of the mid-40s to a mere 38.  A good week for college basketball attendance! Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 38 (Season total: 474) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Boston University vs Colgate – The sad part […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 12: Nobody Wants To See Central ...


No changes in the top two, but Florida State is up 4 spots while Arizona jumps into the Top 10 for the first time this season, up 9 spots after beating UCLA. Bethune-Cookman inched out of the Bottom 5, dropping MVSU, Alabama State, and FAMU down a spot.  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 Villanova Kentucky (+1) Baylor (-1) Florida State (+4) Kansas Arizona (+9) Creighton (-3) Louisville (+1) UNC (+2) Division 1 Bottom 5: Alabama A&M NC A&T Missisippi Valley State […]

Week 12 AMSTS Computer Rankings Are Out!


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 […]

NCAA Week 11 Attendance: School Is Back In Session, But ...