Duke hosts Virginia in front of a small crowd
Weeks seven and eight have passed, and it’s time for another attendance update.  With cooler weather across the nation, plenty of fans were willing to go to football games, except at Miami of Ohio, who recorded the lowest attended FBS game of the year with merely 5,003 in attendance. For the rest of D1 Football, average attendance was 23,140 in week eight, down 562 over week seven.  Week seven came in at 23,702, which was down almost 2,000 from week six. Let’s take a look at the whole shebang, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance, week 7: 1,154 – Prairie […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Weeks 7 & 8: The Lowest ...


It was week six, and some programs fans have already had enough.  Most surprisingly, UCLA only filled the Rose Bowl half full (or is it half empty?).  Granted, it’s one of the bigger stadiums in college football, but sitting in the second largest city in America it has typically sat 60+% full.  For the rest of D1 Football, average attendance was 25,399 on the week, down 966 over last week, once again setting a new low on the season. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,013 – Princeton vs Lehigh. One of many blowouts this week, […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 6: Rose Bowl Half Empty ...


We’re into the swing of things here through week five, with plenty of good games on the slate.  Even with that, average attendance was 26,365 for the week, a decrease of 1,828 over last week and the lowest attended week of the season thus far. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,243 – Presbyterian vs Lindsey Wilson. The Blue Hose hosted the Blue Raiders and everyone was too blue to go to the game. The NAIA level Blue Raiders played a tough matchup, losing to Presbyterian by a mere 10-0 score.  Your prerequisite action shot: Worst […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 5: Disappointing Homecoming in Lawrence



The regular season has come to an end, and with it goes Below the Box Score.   We’ll have a full season recap for you soon, but first, a look at the last week of the regular season (ignoring both Game 163s here, which will surely be sellouts, right?). With the AAA playoffs being the only minor league baseball still being played, it was hard to get outdrawn by a lot of MiLB, but seven teams did: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay, Cincinnati, Seattle, Kansas City, Chicago White Sox (outdrawn by 2 AAA games), Baltimore, and Minnesota (outdrawn by […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 10/1: ...


Can’t get enough AMSTS Computer Rankings?  Want to see what the impact of your team going up 14-0 in the first quarter of a meaningless MAC game is?   WELL BOY OH BOY DO WE HAVE THE ANSWER FOR YOU.   Introducing the live AMSTS Computer Rankings!  Updating every 15 minutes from Thursday to early Sunday morning, you’ll see exactly how the rankings move throughout the week of football.  Using last night’s game as an example, Miami is up 47-10 over North Carolina late in the game.  Obviously, Miami is inching up a few spots:   North Carolina is down quite […]

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Week four of the NCAA Football season finally felt like things were in full swing, as no games were cancelled due to hurricanes, and plenty of conference play started up.  Average attendance was 28,193 for the week, a decrease of 1,374 over last week and the lowest attended week of the season thus far. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 840 – Valparaiso vs Truman State.  The Crusaders took on the Division II Bulldogs of Truman State, and that matchup wasn’t enough to stir a thousand folks out of their beds to head on down to […]

NCAA Football 2018 Attendance, Week 4: Duke Only Fills Cameron



With only a handful of days remaining in the season, and the AL Playoff picture already set, interest continues to wane in the also-rans. Eight teams managed crowds below 20,000 last week, including the AL Central leading Indians. Four averaged below the mark, with the Orioles averaging below 10,000 on the full week.  Only four teams managed to draw over 40,000 with only the Astros not averaging above that level. With the AAA playoffs being the only minor league baseball being played, it was hard to get outdrawn by a lot of MiLB, but four teams did: MLB teams outdrawn […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/24: ...


Editor note: Apologies about the delays and the short version of BtBS for this week. We’ll be back at full force next week With the ejection race seemingly settled, as well as a lot of playoff races, there weren’t much surprises this week in MLB.   Unsurprisingly, the hapless Orioles had trouble drawing fans for a few games against playoff-bound Oakland, with only 9,141 in attendance, less than a couple of AAA playoff games taking place this week. They were joined by a few other teams: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Baltimore (outdrawn by 2 AAA games), Tampa and Cincinnati […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/17: ...


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was 30,894 for week 2, up over 1,000 from week one.  Week three saw an average attendance of 29,567, largely due to hurricane related low attendance. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance week 2: 755 – Taylor vs Butler.  The Bulldogs of Butler took the road to face NAIA-level Taylor University, but the game was closer than you’d expect.  Despite only 755 fans showing up, the Bulldogs only beat Taylor (the Trojans) by a mere two touchdowns, 31-17.  An action video […]

NCAA Football Attendance, Weeks 2 & 3: Hurricane Hijinks!



After last week, the American League had narrowed the ejection gap between the two leagues down to one ejection.  Upon hearing this news from their diligent reading of AMSTS, the National League decided that this was the week to start putting an effort in.  THIRTEEN ejections by the NL alone, compared to the AL’s one.  A new weekly record for 2018 ejections.  Has the NL done it? Have they clinched their first ejection title in the past four years?  Stay tuned throughout September.   Twelve teams, a majority of the teams that hosted MLB games last week, saw crowds of […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/10: ...


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was 29,850 this week, a good starting point for the season. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance week 1: 1,632 – Stetson vs Point University. Not a whole lot on offer for fans of the Hatters as they started off the season against some of the NAIA’s best talent in Point University. Only 1,600 fans showed up to see Stetson lay down the 48-7 beatdown. A (small) action shot from the game: Worst overall FBS attendance week 1: 9,280 – Charlotte […]

2018 NCAA Football Attendance Week 1: KU Sends 20K Home ...


The American League took their time, waiting in the water all season, letting the National League think they’d win their first ejections title since AMSTS has been tracking the thing.  That is, until September rolled around.  The Junior Circuit finally got serious about winning the ejections race and pulled to within one ejection of the NL. With only a few more weeks left, it truly has come down to the wire, our first interesting ejections race in four years!   Attendance fell off, as it often does, for teams that are out of it. The only playoff contender to draw […]

MLB 2018 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/3: ...