INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 05: Head coach Brad Stevens of the Butler Bulldogs looks on in the first half while taking on the Duke Blue Devils during the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Duke won 61-59. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Twitter has become the medium that sports fans everywhere use to express their support or disapproval for their beloved teams and/or rivals. We’ve seen everything from Butler fans feeling betrayed by Brad Stevens to Duke fans trolling North Carolina after P.J. Hairston’s arrest. To put it simply — sports fans love Twitter.
With college football season right around the corner, Emory Sports Marketing Analytics is back in the news. We’ve already seen their study of which school has the best fan base in the country and today, Emory has released a new study on which state tweets the most about football.
Here’s a picture of their results:
Emory University Sports Marketing
The data is based off of the percentage of tweets that mention college football per state in the last six months. As you can see, the top five states are Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina and West Virginia.
With the first kick-off just under two months away, these results are bound to get people excited for football season and of course, start some more Twitter riots.
[Emory.edu via SB Nation]