Sean Merriman, web editor, September 12, 2014

Appalachian State at Michigan

USA Today's For the Win recently posted a piece, ranking the top 10 college football fan bases in America. The rankings are according to the College Football Fan Index, which is a cumulative data-based ranking of America?s most engaged fan bases for the 2014 season. The rankings are determined by social media activity and online polling.

Three Big Ten teams appear on the list, led by Michigan (128,968 social mentions; 826 voting points), which comes in at No. 3. Penn State (116,858; 424) and Nebraska (178,201; 197) lands at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively.

Oregon, fresh off its impressive victory over Michigan State last week, tops the list.

Other Big Ten programs to consider: Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa, Wisconsin.