This morning, we ranked the five best football student sections in the Big 12, using factors such as attendance, interest, noise and which sections have the most fun.
With those aspects in mind, we ranked Texas Tech No. 1.
Bucking a national trend of declining student attendance to college football games, Texas Tech actually set a student season-attendance record in 2013. The first home game had 14,915 students in attendance, breaking the game record of 12,910 set in the 2010 home opener. The student clamor for tickets kept growing, and eventually the school had to open another section of seats to meet the demand. Texas Tech students know how to have a good time, too. So does their football coach. Kliff Kingsbury gave out cash prizes to the best costumes during Tech’s home game against Oklahoma State, which fell two days after Halloween. The students responded and arrived dressed up as everything from Bender from the TV show “Futurama” to William Wallace from “Braveheart.” There was also a “future Mrs. Kingsbury” donning a bride’s dress. Jones AT&T Stadium is one of the most difficult places to play in the Big 12, thanks in large part to Tech’s rowdy student crowds.
Kingsbury took notice of the Red Raiders' student section ranking.
— Kliff Kingsbury (@TTUKingsbury) February 17, 2014
Now, it's your turn to weigh in. Who do you think has the best student section in the Big 12?