Monday, February 22, 2010
Pac-10 ranks fourth in the nation in attendance
By ESPN.com staff
USC, despite tumbling from the top of the Pac-10, ranked 11th in the nation in attendance in 2009, topping four conference teams in the top-30.
The Trojans led the conference in attendance for the seventh consecutive year with an average of 84,799.
UCLA ranked 25th in the nation, Washington 26th and California 30th.
Washington State ranked last in the nation in attendance among BCS conference teams (25,909).
The NCAA released football attendance figures today, which you can review here.
The Pac-10 ranked fourth in average attendance (54,186) among BCS conferences. That number is down an average of 3,164, the biggest dip for any of the 12 FBS conferences.
The SEC was No. 1 (76,288), the Big Ten was second (71,769) and the Big 12 was third (62,875).
On the positive side for the Pac-10, Stanford produce the fifth biggest attendance increase among FBS schools, its average attendance of 41,436 being an increase of 7,177 from 2008.
Here are the Pac-10 figures[Note: Arizona's attendance was previously listed incorrectly].
Arizona State... 48,556
Oregon State... 42,328
Washington State... 25,909