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Big 12 ranks third in nation in attendance

2/22/2010

Texas led the Big 12 and ranked fourth in the nation with an average attendance of 101,175 during the 2009 season.

The NCAA released football attendance figures today, which you can review here.

The Big 12 ranked third among BCS conferences in attendance with an average of 62,875.

The SEC was No. 1 (76,288) and the Big Ten was second (71,769).

Five Big 12 teams ranked in the top 30: No. 10 Nebraska, No. 12 Oklahoma, No. 16 Texas A&M and No. 28 Missouri.

Three Big 12 teams produced top-30 attendance increases from 2008 to 2009: Oklahoma State (up 5,458, ninth-best increase); Texas (up 3,129, 17th best); and Baylor (up 2,182, 26th best).

Here are the Big 12 figures:

Texas... 101,175

Nebraska... 85,888

Oklahoma... 84,778

Texas A&M... 76,800

Missouri... 64,120

Oklahoma State... 53,719

Kansas... 50,581

Texas Tech... 50,249

Colorado... 50,088

Kansas State... 46,763

Iowa State... 46,242

Baylor... 36,306