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State per capita population per FBS school

Posted on: October 7, 2008 2:42 am
Edited on: October 7, 2008 3:33 am
 

I looked at the 41 states with FBS schools and divided their populations by the number of in state FBS schools to calculate the per capita population per FBS school. Since states differ in their demographics and football cultures, and schools recruit outside their state bounderies this is for information only. Definitely trivial but interesting none the less.


State                         population      FBS     per capita

New York                19,297,729        2        9,648,865
New Jersey              8,685,920        1        8,685,920
Massachusetts       6,449,755        1        6,449,755
Missouri                    5,878,415        1        5,878,415
Maryland                   5,618,344        1        5,618,344
Wisconsin                5,601,640        1        5,601,640
California               36,553,215        7        5,221,888
Minnesota                5,197,621        1        5,197,621
Georgia                    9,544,750         2        4,772,375
Illinois                     12,852,548        3        4,284,183
Pennsylvania         12,432,792        3        4,144,264
Virginia                      7,712,091        2        3,856,046
Connecticut              3,502,309        1        3,502,309
Washington              6,468,424        2        3,234,212
Arizona                       6,338,755        2        3,169,378
Florida                     18,251,243        7        2,607,320
Average                292,778,712     117      2,502,382
Colorado                   4,861,515        2        2,430,758
Texas                       23,904,380      10       2,390,438
South Carolina         4,407,709       2        2,203,855
Michigan                  10,071,822       5        2,014,364
Oregon                       3,747,455       2        1,873,728
North Carolina          9,061,032       5        1,812,206
Nebraska                  1,774,571        1        1,774,571
Indiana                      6,345,289        4        1,586,322
Tennessee               6,156,719        4        1,539,180
Iowa                           2,988,046        2        1,494,023
Ohio                         11,466,917        8        1,433,365
Arkansas                   2,834,797       2         1,417,399
Kentucky                    4,241,474       3         1,413,825
Kansas                      2,775,997       2         1,387,999
Hawaii                        1,283,388      1         1,283,388
Nevada                       2,565,382      2         1,282,691
Oklahoma                  3,617,316      3         1,205,772
Alabama                     4,627,851      4        1,156,963
New Mexico                1,969,915      2           984,958
Mississippi                 2,918,785      3           972,928
West Virginia              1,812,035      2           906,018
Utah                             2,645,330      3            881,777
Louisiana                   4,293,204      5            858,641
Idaho                           1,499,402      2            749,701
Wyoming                       522,830       1            522,830

does not include military academies.

Comments

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2008 1:46 am
 

State per capita population per FBS school

4Polonius, you are certainly correct. Additionally, culture plays a major part of the equation. Being a native of the south I am aware of the role of football in our culture. You would think that a large state like New York would have multiple succesful programs, but currently even traditional power Syracuse has been struggling. Look at North Carolina where 5 FBS programs compete for talent.




Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2008 11:46 am
 

State per capita population per FBS school

it's interesting Ed...hmmm, what's hard to quantify is like LSU where they pretty much get first dibs on anyone in-state...I mean its hard to show where schools don't face any real recruiting in-state competition...for instance, tOSU, while there are 8 schools, is pretty much a non-competitive state, so they pretty much have that whole population to pool from.


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