Schools in the U.S. with the most football players


Here are the most popular states for college football, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

Most Popular States for College Football

Rank
State
Schools with teams (#)
Athletes (#)
1
CA
90
7,360
2
PA
56
5,616
3
TX
46
5,273
4
OH
43
4,762
5
NY
35
3,620
6
NC
33
3,596
7
IL
34
3,544
8
IA
28
3,006
9
KS
27
2,873
10
MA
30
2,782
11
MN
34
2,739
12
MI
22
2,601
13
VA
25
2,593
14
MO
21
2,331
15
IN
19
2,117
16
GA
18
2,029
17
FL
18
1,989
18
TN
18
1,985
19
MS
24
1,938
20
KY
17
1,895
21
WI
19
1,828
22
AL
15
1,728
23
OK
15
1,694
24
SC
13
1,549
25
AR
13
1,459
26
WV
12
1,410
27
LA
12
1,388
28
NE
10
1,276
29
OR
11
1,181
30
AZ
11
1,056
31
SD
10
1,030
32
CO
9
1,030
33
ND
11
1,021
34
MD
9
940
35
NJ
9
909
36
CT
9
877
37
UT
7
820
38
MT
7
777
39
WA
7
714
40
NM
6
608
41
ME
6
482
42
NH
5
452
43
RI
4
405
44
ID
4
376
45
DC
4
345
46
VT
3
298
47
DE
3
294
48
NV
2
223
49
WY
1
119
50
HI
1
119

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