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.

With the record cold temperatures last week, it’s no surprise that the number of games with fewer than 1000 fans was up nearly 50% week-over-week. As we get closer to the end of the season, head to head matchups become less relevant at times, leading to even fewer fans in attendance. This is the first week of that decline Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 27 (Season total: 684) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: Loyola-Maryland vs Navy – Not to be confused with the Ramblers of Chicago, […]

NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 16: The Bottom of the ...


With the record cold temperatures last week, it’s no surprise that the number of games with fewer than 1000 fans was up nearly 50% week-over-week. As we get closer to the end of the season, head to head matchups become less relevant at times, leading to even fewer fans in attendance. This is the first week of that decline Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 35 (Season total: 657) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: Chicago State vs Cal State-Bakersfield – Some WACtion makes the bottom three this […]

NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 15: MAACtion At Last!


With the record cold temperatures last week, it’s no surprise that the number of games with fewer than 1000 fans was up nearly 50% week-over-week. As we get closer to the end of the season, head to head matchups become less relevant at times, leading to even fewer fans in attendance. This is the first week of that decline Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 35 (Season total: 622) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: Boston University vs Lafayette – Only 459 in the crowd at the Case […]

NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 14: Over 600 Games Below ...



With the record cold temperatures last week, it’s no surprise that the number of games with fewer than 1000 fans was up nearly 50% week-over-week. As we get closer to the end of the season, head to head matchups become less relevant at times, leading to even fewer fans in attendance. This is the first week of that decline Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 44 (Season total: 587) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: Colgate vs Army – Only 302 in the crowd to see the Raiders […]

NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 13: From Northeast to Southwest, ...


In case there is any doubt that losing detracts fans, let me introduce you to Coppin State. Ranked 347th in the AMSTS Computer Rankings, it’s hard to find a reason to get fans to show up. The PAC 12 has similar problems…. even with winners. Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 29 (Season total: 543) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: Colgate vs Lafayette – Only 417 in the crowd to see the Raiders hosting the Leopards in a rare appearance for the Patriot League in the bottom […]

NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 12: Coppin Goes Back to ...


MLK Weekend and every team in the nation (except 53) decided to be a part of a game on Saturday, the busiest NCAA Basketball day of the season with 150 games on the docket. Despite that, only a handful on Monday during the day. But let’s look at last week, where we crossed the 500 mark of count of games with fewer than 1,000 in attendance. Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 46 (Season total: 514) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: UMass-Lowell vs Albany – Only 411 […]

NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 11: Busiest Game Day of ...



School is back in session, and conference play has begun. Teams no longer have an excuse, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t see low attendance for a while. Our bottom three attended games this week all fell below 350 fans, despite all three of them being extremely competitive. Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 59 (Season total: 468) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: New Hampshire vs UMass-Lowell – Only 340 in the crowd to see the Wildcats host the Riverhawks in New Hampshire, but they were […]

NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 10: Close Games, No Crowds


The last two weeks have had schools out of session and the Christmas holiday, meaning that many games took place in neutral sites. Because of that, we’ve combined weeks seven and eight into one post. But don’t worry, we have a cameo appearance by a major trophy. Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 55 (Season total: 409) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: Stetson vs Edward Waters – Stetson makes its second appearance in the bottom three with only 290 on hand to watch them take on the […]

NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Weeks 7 & 8: New Year, ...


It was a cold, overcast evening in Berlin, one of many in any given December in Der Hauptstadt.  But unlike many other Thursday nights, dozens gathered near the Mercedes-Benz Arena for a discussion.  Thursdays are typically free for fans of Eisbären Berlin, the local hockey team playing in Germany’s version of the NHL. Games are typically set up in match days, similar to soccer, with most of the teams playing on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. What brought the fans in to the arena was a special meeting called by Eisbären fan groups, who combine to make up the Fankurve section of the […]

In Berlin, Ice Hockey Discovers the Price of Profits



The last two weeks have had schools out of session and the Christmas holiday, meaning that many games took place in neutral sites. Because of that, we’ve combined weeks seven and eight into one post. But don’t worry, we have a cameo appearance by a major trophy. Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 79 (Season total: 354) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: Liberty vs Alabama State – A neutral site tournament taking place in St. Petersburg, Florida made two appearances in the bottom three this week, with […]

NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Weeks 7 & 8: Christmas Neutral ...


It’s finals week in most places, which means significantly fewer basketball games than usual.  Only 134 with reported attendance figures, our lowest week of the year.  Even with that, some surprising numbers on the attendance front!   Without further ado, let’s take a look: Number of games drawing fewer than 1,000 fans: 26 (Season total: 275) Here are the 3 lowest attended games of last week: Sacramento State vs Westcliff – A buy game that probably wasn’t the buy, as Sacramento State only drew 307 fans. In some regards it may have been worth it, as the Hornets took home the 89-40 […]

NCAA Basketball 2018-19 Attendance, Week 6: Finals Week Lull


Throughout the season, there are your winners and losers.  But in this modern time, millenials are clamoring for everyone to be a winner.  We here at AMSTS have seen the desire for everyone to be crowned a winner and done what we have always done. We found a way for all 130 FBS teams to be the best at one statistical category.  But, given the nature of our site, we also went out and found one statistical category in which every team in the nation came in dead last.  We all know Alabama was good at a lot of stuff, […]

Best and Worst of the 2018 FBS College Football Season