Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, April 25, 2015
Coming off a season that saw Ohio State take home the national championship, the highlight of a successful 2014 bowl season, the Big Ten is showing no signs of slowing down this spring.
Editor's note: This post was published before Tennessee's spring game attendance was announced but has since been updated.
With Michigan State's announced attendance of 48,000 Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, the Big Ten owns five of the top eight 2015 spring game attendance marks.
Ohio State set the all-time spring game attendance record last Saturday, drawing an eye-popping 99,391 fans. Nebraska (76,881) and Penn State (68,000) rank No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, giving the Big Ten the nation's top three spring attendance totals.
Michigan, in Jim Harbaugh's debut, welcomed 60,000 fans, good enough for No. 7, while the Spartans' crowd comes up just behind the rival Wolverines.
The other three teams to appear in the top eight are Alabama, Tennessee and Auburn, all from the SEC.
Awesome turnout for the annual Spring Game! 48,000 in attendance at Spartan Stadium. pic.twitter.com/GRvOhB6M0n— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) April 25, 2015
Here is a look at the current spring crowd rankings.
1. Ohio State: 99,391
2. Nebraska: 76,881
3. Penn State 68,000
4. Alabama: 65,175
5. Tennessee: 63,016
6. Auburn: 62,143
7. Michigan: 60,000
8. Michigan State: 48,000
Well done, Big Ten!