More people watched college football live in 2010 then in any previous year, According to the NCAA, a record 49,670,895 fans attended college football games in 2010, breaking the previous record set in 2008.
Michigan set another attendance record of 111,825 fans per game. The Wolverines broke their own record of 111,175 set in 1999. This is the the Wolverines 13th straight attendance title.
Four other programs also topped the 100,000 mark; Ohio State at 105,278, Penn State at 104,234, Alabama at 101,821 and Texas at 100,654.
This was the fourth consecutive year that Big Ten Conference teams held the top three spots. Despite that, though, the Southeastern Conference was the best Division I league draw for the 13th consecutive year. SEC schools claimed six of the remaining top 10 spots.
The SEC totaled 6,521,151 fans while averaging 76,719 per game, just shy of the SEC’s all-time conference record of 76,844 in 2008.
The Big Ten (72,106), Big 12 (62,975), Pacific-10 (53,819) and Atlantic Coast (51,493) rounded out the top five in conference attendance.