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SEC football sets NCAA record in average attendance

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The SEC set an all-time conference attendance record by averaging 78,630 fans during home football games, the NCAA announced Monday.

That figure is up about 1 percent from last season (77,694), and 2015 marked the 18th year in a row the SEC led the country in average attendance.

Although Michigan and Ohio State led the country in that statistic, the next four schools - Texas A&M, LSU, Alabama and Tennessee - were all from the SEC. Georgia was eighth, and Florida was ninth (90,065).

The ACC's average attendance (49,033) was last among Power Five conferences, according to the NCAA. The Big Ten (66,008) was second behind the SEC, followed by the Big 12 (57,347) and Pac-12 (51,880).

The NCAA's numbers also show that average bowl game attendance dropped by 555 fans, to 43,817. You can see all of the NCAA's figures here

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 10:03am]

    

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