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.


Filling up the out of conference schedule proves itself to be a challenge for the lower levels of Division 1 basketball teams. With a desire to host a few out of conference games, many schools turn to lower level teams to fill the seats. Unfortunately, for our teams this week, that strategy didn’t pay off. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 38 (Season total: 260) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Wofford vs Johnson and Wales – After coming off an upset win over Georgia Tech, one would expect that there’d be […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance, 2017 Week 5: D-3 Disasters and NAIA ...


The off-campus tournaments are over, and the students have filed back to campus. Though that wasn’t much help for one school, which made a double dip on the list this week. Though hopefully the on-court results will lead to more fans in attendance in the coming weeks. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 52 (Season total: 222) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Presbyterian vs North Carolina A&T – One of Presbyerian’s big wins on the week, this one was a 73-70 victory over NC A&T. Though only 278 were in attendance, […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance Week 4: Presbyterian Back to Back Buzzer ...


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  With FCS playoffs and conference championships mixed up with hurricane makeup games, there was plenty of action despite the relatively small number of games.  This will be our last weekly edition, though we will post a bowl result (assuming bowls report their attendance, which not all have done in the past).  Enough chit-chat, let’s get to it: Worst overall Division I attendance week 14: 4,401 – Sam Houston vs South Dakota – The Bearkats hosted the Coyotes of South Dakota and despite it being the second round of […]

NCAA Football Attendance, 2017 Conference Championship Week and FCS Playoffs



Another week of off-campus tournaments, with Thanksgiving keeping people off campus and ADs wanting to avoid appearing on the AMSTS Bottom Three have scheduled themselves on the Caribbean Island of their choice to compete in an Island classic. Unfortunately for some, there are only so many islands that can attract fans over Thanksgiving, and other teams are forced to mainland tournaments in scenic outposts like Greensboro, NC and Conway, SC..  As we can see this week, with a sub-100 attended game, it isn’t always a big draw. Let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 81 […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance: 2017 Season Week 3: A Sub-100 Game


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was up to 36,334 this week, on the account of it being rivalry week. This was the unsurprisingly the highest attended week of the year! Let’s get to it: Worst overall Division I attendance week 13: 2,385 – UNH vs Central Connecticut State. In the first round of the FCS playoffs, UNH managed to draw only 2,385 into the stands, and that seems to be on the high side from the picture below. Luckily for the home fans, they saw the Wildcats shut out the Blue […]

2017 College Football Attendance, Week 13: Rivalry Week!


The college basketball season has begun, and with it the influx of “prestigious” early season tournaments.  As a result of this, we saw 89 games this week with fewer than 1,000 fans reported.  And that’s just the number that’s reported. Butts-in-seats numbers were probably much less! Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 89 (Season total: 89) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: 3. Presbyterian vs Johnson University (TN) – Presbyterian, who got their fame a few years back as a new team within D and their willingness to play anyone, anywhere (for a payday) hosted their season […]

NCAA Basketball Attendance: 2017 Weeks One & Two: Out of ...



Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was up to 26,460 this week, one of the highest levels of the season. Despite that, three of the lowest attended games of the year happened last week: two of them in the SWAC. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance week 12: 789 – Alabama A&M vs Kentucky State. Copying the SEC model, it seems that SWAC teams play lower division teams this week, with Alabama A&M hosting D-II Kentucky State.  With only 789 in attendance, it might not have been […]

NCAA Football Attendance: 2017 Season, Week 12: SWAC = Stadium ...


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was up to 24,713 this week, around average on the season. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance week 11: 1,191 – Robert Morris vs Bryant. For the second straight week, the Bryant Bulldogs appear on the lowest attended list, though this time it’s on the road at Robert Morris.  Only 1,191 showed up in Pittsburgh to see the Colonials get stomped by Bryant 42-17. Worst overall FBS attendance week 11: 6,603 – Northern Illinois vs Ball State. With only 6,600 fans […]

NCAA Football Attendance, 2017 Week 11: SEC Highs and Lows


Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was down to 24,210 this week, the second lowest average attendance of the year. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance week 10: 1,136 – Bryan vs Sacred Heart. The Bulldogs managed to hold off Sacred Heart 48-45 in front of a few hundred fans. Unfortunately for Bulldogs fans, they can’t even be looking forward to basketball season, as they’re a routine contributor to the NCAA Basketball lowest attendance of the year list here on AMSTS. Worst overall FBS attendance week 10: […]

NCAA Football Attendance, 2017 Week Ten: 1-7 Kansas vs 0-8 ...



Time again for your week in review on NCAA Division I Football attendance.  Average attendance was up to 24,358 this week, the second lowest average attendance of the year. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance week 9: 1,406 – Drake vs Davidson. Despite the small crowd, the Bulldogs took home the 17-12 win. The 1,406 in attendance was good for the 9th lowest attended D-I game on the year, and Drake’s smallest home crowd. However, Drake had played in front of a smaller crowd when they faced Marist (THE MIGHTY RED FOXES) earlier this season. Worst overall […]

NCAA Football Attendance, 2017, Week 9: MACtion, SMACtion


Time again to take a look at NCAA Football attendance for the last week.  Average attendance was down to 24,155 this week, the lowest average attendance of the year. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance week 8: 1,270 – Delaware State vs South Carolina State.  Delaware State hosted SC State with last place in the MEAC potentially in the balance. Luckily for the crowd of around 1,300, Delaware State pulled off the 17-14 win to get their first win this season and going 1-4 in conference, leaving 0-4 Savannah State alone in the bottom spot. Worst overall […]

NCAA Football Attendance, 2017 Week 8: Lowest Attended Week of ...


Time again to take a look at NCAA Football attendance for the last week.  Average attendance was down to 26,767 this week, with a lot of high attendance programs on the bye. Let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance week 7: 946 – Valparaiso vs Marist.  49-15 Valpo With thunderstorms in the area, few wanted to see the STRONG AND PROUD MARIST FOXES come in to town, and for good reason. Valpo walked away with a 49-15 point lead in front of fewer than 1,000 fans, the first D1-hosted game this season to draw below four figures.  The […]

NCAA Football Attendance, 2017 Week 7: Smoky Skies and Thunderstorms