College Football Fan Map by County via r/CFB

Submitted by Tate on May 6th, 2016 at 10:41 AM

A redditor put together this fan map by county - thought it was interesting: LINK for full version

Comments

FauxMo

May 6th, 2016 at 10:45 AM ^

That is quite possibly the worst map/graphic in human history. If Columbus had used that map, he wouldn't have been able to discover his own asshole using both hands...

SoDak Blues

May 6th, 2016 at 10:46 AM ^

Looks to me like they only polled one person in Western South Dakota who is apparently a Stanford fan. Why couldn't they have called me? 

turd ferguson

May 6th, 2016 at 10:49 AM ^

lt looks like the sample is way too small and self-selected for this to make any sense.  That's the only explanation for western Maine being UCLA territory, South Dakota loving Stanford, and New Mexico being pretty evenly split between Auburn, Tulane, Notre Dame, and Kansas State. 

EDIT: To that point, this is a county map based on 3,462 survey responses.  Wikipedia says there are 3,142 counties in the U.S.  Translation: This map is stupid.

The Victors

May 6th, 2016 at 10:51 AM ^

Interesting, but a relatively small sample size.

What stuck out to me was the state of New Mexico, which is made up of Notre Dame, Kansas State, Auburn, and ... Tulane?!

EastCoast

May 6th, 2016 at 10:54 AM ^

You know how I know this map is wrong? It shows Rutgers fans outside of New Jersey

There are no Rutgers fans IN New Jersey, let alone outside of it.

EDIT: As a side note, it has California with as much of a Nevada and Fresno presence as USC. Fail.

The Squid

May 6th, 2016 at 12:57 PM ^

NorCal is completely hilarious: Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oklahoma State(!), whatever that horsehead thing is. My favorite, though, is Sacramento County, population 1.5 million people, who are sufficiently disinterested in Reddit and college sports that Kansas is the winner.

rainingmaize

May 6th, 2016 at 1:22 PM ^

For whatever reason, their is an unproportional amount of Californians who attend The University of Oklahoma. Outside of Oklahoma and Texas, California provides the most amount of students each year. My guess is that those are all families who went to Oklahoma and made it rich in oil. 

The Squid

May 6th, 2016 at 1:56 PM ^

I imagine that's because there are a metric shit ton of Californians, so it's highly likely that they comprise one of the highest state-of-origin cohorts at any large school, particularly one west of the Mississippi. I also wonder if there are still ties to Oklahoma via Dust Bowl-era immigration, similar to the way that SE Michigan has populations with strong ties to the South due to WWII-era immigration.

LSAClassOf2000

May 6th, 2016 at 10:59 AM ^

At this juncture, if indeed these results are a true reflection of fan affiliaiton, I would like to officially call out Lapeer, Midland, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties in the Lower Peninsula for failing to live up to the "Pure Michigan" slogan. Come to think of it, we could constrain the parameters even further to Presque Isle county and the portions of the I-96, US-127 and US-131 corridors that MSU dominates.

There is then the Upper Peninsula to address...

What we really need here to confirm this is some on-the-ground reporting - Midland County residents, please poll your neighborhoods for Alabama fans. If you find them, ask them "WTF?"

FauxMo

May 6th, 2016 at 11:47 AM ^

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gobluefromutah

May 6th, 2016 at 11:22 AM ^

I like how there seems to be a random contingent of Marshall fandom near Marshall, MI. Also, anyone know what that one is between UVA and Miami in Virginia? It's in a couple random places. I'm on my phone so I can't really tell what it is.

Mr. Elbel

May 6th, 2016 at 11:27 AM ^

Some observations:

What's going on in Seattle? UW mods will be furious.

We have more counties in Illinois than NIU, but they have more counties in FL than we do.

UCLA is HUGE in Maine. Apparently.

Lots of osu grads in San Diego? I guess?

The suburbs of San Antonio seems to hold an unreasonable number of Spartans.

South Dakota, Kansas, New Mexico,  California, New York, Maine, Vermont, and a host of others are alllll jacked up.

As a Virginia resident, VA is relatively accurate. VT fans everywhere except Charlottesville. Except if you look closely, it looks like Charlottesville itself is still VT while Albemarle county, which surrounds the city, is UVA. Also, random Georgia, UM, OSU, and ECU fans all around VA Beach.

Deleware looks like Romania.

Places like Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Iowa, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia (ish), and Kentucky actually look objectively accurate. Somehow.

Who moves from South Carolina to Erie, PA?

Petersburg, VA has given up.

In conclusion, this map is crap. But interesting to look at regardless because I like to make fun of it.