Social Media Top 25: Dec. 5, 2013

 
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Rankings are for official pages, feeds and channels that represent the overall athletics and football programs for FBS schools. Numbers and rankings are accurate as of date indicated above.
 
 Facebook Top 25
 Official Page  Fans
1.
 Ohio State  1,452,605
2.
 Texas  1,204,168
3.
 Florida  1,179,977
4.
 Alabama  831,755
5.
 North Carolina  735,391
6.
 Kentucky  718,000
7.
 Georgia  606,679
8.
 Oregon  569,166
9.
 Wisconsin  549,722
10.
 Michigan State  483,966
11.
 Oklahoma  448,724
12.
 Iowa  432,748
13.
 Duke  428,603
14.
 Nebraska  419,926
15.
 Arkansas  411,113
16.
 South Carolina  404,808
17.
 Missouri  370,353
18.
 Florida State  331,883
19.
 Auburn  315,002
20.
 LSU  294,991
21.
 Tennessee  281,414
22.
 Notre Dame  271,687
23.
 Miami (Fla.)  247,708
24.
 Syracuse  239,828
25.
 Penn State  236,669
 
 Facebook Engagement*
 Talking About
Percent
1.
 Auburn
103.1%
2.
 Ohio State
20.3%
3.
 Missouri
16.0%
4.
 South Carolina
15.1%
5.
 Florida State
14.4%
6.
 Miami (Fla.)
12.5%
7.
 Georgia
12.1%
8.
 Iowa
11.0%
9.
 Michigan State
10.1%
10.
 Oklahoma
9.3%
11.
 Florida
8.1%
12.
 Duke
7.5%
13.
 Wisconsin
5.7%
14.
 Arkansas
5.7%
15.
 Nebraska
5.4%
16.
 Texas
4.9%
17.
 Alabama
4.8%
18.
 Kentucky
3.9%
19.
 Syracuse
3.6%
20.
 Tennessee
3.1%
21.
 North Carolina
2.5%
22.
 Oregon
2.1%
23.
 Penn State
1.3%
24.
 Notre Dame
1.2%
25.
 LSU
0.6%
 
 Facebook: Football
 Facebook Page  Fans
1.
 Michigan  1,187,962
2.
 LSU  944,661
3.
 Oregon  721,053
4.
 Alabama  603,946
5.
 Penn State  486,277
6.
 Notre Dame  416,176
7.
 Ohio State  348,992
8.
 Florida State  272,900
9.
 Wisconsin  234,163
10.
 Miami (Fla.)  192,411
11.
 Arizona State  190,455
12.
 Washington  180,496
13.
 West Virginia  139,666
14.
 Auburn  122,335
15.
 BYU  118,483
16.
 Oklahoma  100,922
17.
 TCU  84,792
18.
 Oklahoma St.  73,304
19.
 Mississippi St.  63,936
20.
 Kansas  61,959
21.
 Illinois  61,785
22.
 Ole Miss  53,498
23.
 Stanford  39,859
24.
 Colorado  37,943
25.
 Maryland  36,479

* Engagement on Top-25 largest college athletics Facebook pages. Calculated by "Talking About" number divided by Total Likes (provided by Facebook)
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 Twitter Top 25
 Official Feed  Followers
1.
 Georgia  108,396
2.
 Florida  99,574
3.
 Alabama  93,800
4.
 Kentucky  72,713
5.
 Kansas  72,439
6.
 Oklahoma  69,447
7.
 Oregon  63,055
8.
 Iowa  62,710
9.
 South Carolina  60,436
10.
 Arkansas  58,146
11.
 Notre Dame  57,708
12.
 Auburn  53,075
13.
 North Carolina  53,068
14.
 USC  52,708
15.
 Ohio State  45,957
16.
 Miami (Fla.)  45,774
17.
 Clemson  44,368
18.
 Texas A&M  44,226
19.
 Missouri  40,247
20.
 Kansas State  38,593
21.
 Wisconsin  37,963
22.
 Tennessee  37,556
23.
 Louisville  37,520
24.
 LSU  36,866
25.
 West Virginia  36,211
 
 Twitter: Football
 Football Feed  Followers
1.
 Michigan  181,652
2.
 LSU  129,407
4.
 Alabama  123,768
3.
 Nebraska  120,437
5.
 Tennessee  91,149
6.
 Texas A&M  86,594
7.
 Auburn  85,631
8.
 Florida State  76,459
9.
 Notre Dame  72,773
10.
 Florida  65,039
11.
 Michigan St.  59,279
13.
 Georgia  56,392
12.
 Wisconsin  56,217
14.
 Oklahoma  55,969
15.
 South Carolina  54,040
16.
 Penn State  49,303
17.
 Texas  43,856
18.
 Virginia Tech  41,410
19.
 Oregon  40,656
20.
 Missouri  39,330
21.
 Iowa  39,108
22.
 Oklahoma St.  38,447
23.
 North Carolina  37,273
24.
 Ole Miss  34,668
25.
 Arkansas  34,521
 
 YouTube Top 25
 Official Channel  Subs
1.
 Oregon  23,229
2.
 Notre Dame  16,833
4.
 Auburn  15,038
3.
 Miami (Fla.)  12,240
5.
 Texas A&M  11,497
6.
 Florida State  11,276
7.
 USC  10,834
8.
 Kentucky  10,829
9.
 Nebraska  10,573
10.
 South Carolina  9,562
11.
 California  8,419
13.
 Oklahoma  7,580
12.
 Tennessee  7,387
14.
 LSU  7,326
15.
 Wisconsin  6,899
16.
 Oklahoma St.  6,526
17.
 Stanford  6,172
18.
 Penn State  5,929
19.
 Michigan  5,809
20.
 Alabama  5,576
21.
 Arizona  5,438
22.
 Baylor  5,079
23.
 Minnesota  5,074
24.
 BYU  4,950
25.
 West Virginia  4,777
  
How are these rankings compiled?
Using the links above, we visit each of the official Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and YouTube channels on the date indicated in the top right of this page to record the numbers. The process is not automated (to ensure accuracy) but takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
 
How is engagement calculated?
Facebook provides a "Total Likes" number and a "Talking About" number at the top of all pages. Divide "Talking About" by "Total Likes" for percent engaged.
 
Where are our other pages/feeds/channels?
We limit our rankings to official pages, feeds and channels that represent the overall programs and football teams for FBS schools. We visit the official athletics sites of each school to ensure we're using official social media platforms.

Our page/feed/channel qualifies for the Top 25 but is not listed.
Please tweet @JasonRMatheson with additions or corrections.

Once verified, the rankings will be updated immediately.
 
Are there other sources for rankings?
Coyle Media provides a myriad of rankings here. Of interest is the Facebook "Talking About" number which reflects engagement. Our colleagues at Tennessee keep an extensive list of Twitter rankings by individual college sport here.
 
How did these rankings start?
College athletics is a competitive business. Why should digital media not be as competitive as the teams we field? We kept our own rankings internally to benchmark and decided to make them public.