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2013 spring game attendance rankings: Auburn and Alabama top standings

The SEC now holds five of top six spring attendance figures. Still to come next week: UCLA, Oregon, Kansas State, and Iowa.


The state of Alabama shut down Saturday as both the Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers held their annual spring games and drew the nation's top-two attendance figures. Auburn came up just 4,000 fans short of capacity at Jordan-Hare Stadium, counting a program-record 83,401 fans in attendance. Alabama was only a fraction behind, seating 78,315 for its spring game.

The announced attendance figures for every spring game played through April 20:

Team Claimed attendance

Auburn 83401

Alabama 78315

Tennessee 61076

Nebraska 60174

Arkansas 51088

Kentucky 50831

Texas 46000

Texas A&M 45212

Georgia 45113

Ohio State 37643

South Carolina 35218

Louisville 33000

Notre Dame 31652

Clemson 30000

Virginia Tech 30000

Oklahoma 29200

LSU 28000

Ole Miss 28000

Penn State 28000

Florida State 27500

N.C. State 27500

Michigan State 22500

Mississippi State 21000

Missouri 18384

Michigan 18000

Texas Tech 16116

USC 15284

Iowa State 15000

North Carolina 15000

Oklahoma State 15000

Vanderbilt 14000

Wisconsin 12050

BYU 12000

Colorado 10244

Boise State 9146

Utah 8633

Washington State 8340

Maryland 8200

West Virginia 8000

Washington 7000

Western Kentucky 6500

Purdue 6427

Arizona State 6300

East Carolina 6294

Cal 5831

Louisiana Tech 5700

Duke 5213

Georgia Tech 5000

Middle Tennessee 5000

Nevada 5000

Texas State 4608

USF 4606

Stanford 4350

Wake Forest 4200

Arizona 4095

Syracuse 3822

Pitt 3642

Temple 3530

Baylor 3500

UConn 3200

Colorado State 3000

Utah State 3000

UTEP 2581

UTSA 2506

South Alabama 2281

Illinois 2100

UNLV 2100

Western Michigan 2045

Cincinnati 2000

Southern Miss 2000

Georgia State 1800

Tulsa 1200

Team Claimed attendance

Elsewhere Saturday, Tennessee posted the third-highest attendance figure this April by packing 61,076 into Neyland Stadium, the second best in school history. Arkansas brought in 51,088 for Bret Bielema's unofficial unveiling. Of the six spring games to draw more than 50,000 attendees, five have been in the SEC.

Virginia Tech drew approximately 30,000 fans Saturday, among the top ACC attendance figures to date. Notre Dame, a de facto ACC member, barely bested them with 31,652 in attendance.

Nebraska remains by far the king of Big Ten spring attendance. Despite snow flurries, Penn State drew 28,000 for Bill O'Brien's second spring game in charge of the Nittany Lions. Michigan State brought in 22,500, besting Michigan by 4,500. Wisconsin brought in a paltry 12,050 in cold, blustery weather conditions.

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