Social Media Top 25: Nov. 22, 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  1,441,810
2.
 Texas  1,201,788
3.
 Florida  1,176,482
4.
 Alabama  826,720
5.
 North Carolina  731,463
6.
 Kentucky  716,647
7.
 Georgia  603,062
8.
 Oregon  564,052
9.
 Wisconsin  547,332
10.
 Michigan State  480,830
11.
 Oklahoma  446,740
12.
 Iowa  430,711
13.
 Duke  427,632
14.
 Nebraska  418,506
15.
 Arkansas  410,254
16.
 South Carolina  400,219
17.
 Missouri  368,246
18.
 Florida State  326,392
19.
 Auburn  301,308
20.
 LSU  292,599
21.
 Tennessee  280,698
22.
 Notre Dame  270,851
23.
 Miami (Fla.)  245,615
24.
 Syracuse  238,806
25.
 Penn State  236,287
 
 Facebook Engagement*
 Talking About
Percent
1.
 Auburn
53.2%
2.
 Michigan State
13.6%
3.
 Oklahoma
10.0%
4.
 Miami (Fla.)
9.7%
5.
 Florida State
7.9%
6.
 Nebraska
7.7%
7.
 Wisconsin
7.6%
8.
 Duke
6.3%
9.
 Alabama
6.1%
10.
 Ohio State
5.3%
11.
 Florida
4.5%
12.
 South Carolina
4.5%
13.
 Missouri
4.4%
14.
 North Carolina
4.0%
15.
 Tennessee
3.5%
16.
 Georgia
3.0%
17.
 Kentucky
2.7%
18.
 Syracuse
2.5%
19.
 Arkansas
2.4%
20.
 Texas
1.8%
21.
 Oregon
1.6%
22.
 Iowa
1.5%
23.
 Penn State
1.2%
24.
 Notre Dame
1.0%
25.
 LSU
0.9%
 
 Facebook: Football
 Facebook Page  Fans
1.
 Michigan  1,176,650
2.
 LSU  939,718
3.
 Oregon  715,754
4.
 Alabama  589,173
5.
 Penn State  484,437
6.
 Notre Dame  412,712
7.
 Ohio State  335,212
8.
 Florida State  263,838
9.
 Wisconsin  231,767
10.
 Miami (Fla.)  190,752
11.
 Arizona State  186,768
12.
 Washington  179,011
13.
 West Virginia  139,036
14.
 Auburn  117,595
15.
 BYU  117,457
16.
 Oklahoma  96,662
17.
 TCU  84,371
18.
 Oklahoma St.  70,964
19.
 Mississippi St.  62,555
20.
 Kansas  61,752
21.
 Illinois  61,441
22.
 Ole Miss  52,543
23.
 Stanford  38,902
24.
 Colorado  37,743
25.
 Maryland  36,073

* 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  105,609
2.
 Florida  98,400
3.
 Alabama  91,896
4.
 Kentucky  71,800
5.
 Kansas  71,774
6.
 Oklahoma  68,452
7.
 Oregon  61,986
8.
 Iowa  61,549
9.
 South Carolina  58,755
10.
 Arkansas  57,727
11.
 Notre Dame  57,315
12.
 North Carolina  52,001
13.
 USC  51,020
14.
 Auburn  49,848
15.
 Miami (Fla.)  45,464
16.
 Texas A&M  43,738
17.
 Clemson  43,499
18.
 Ohio State  43,340
19.
 Missouri  38,930
20.
 Kansas State  38,266
21.
 Louisville  37,149
22.
 Tennessee  37,047
23.
 Wisconsin  36,879
24.
 LSU  36,278
25.
 West Virginia  35,919
 
 Twitter: Football
 Football Feed  Followers
1.
 Michigan  178,070
2.
 LSU  127,207
3.
 Nebraska  118,628
4.
 Alabama  117,797
5.
 Tennessee  89,995
6.
 Texas A&M  84,845
7.
 Auburn  79,510
8.
 Florida State  73,207
9.
 Notre Dame  71,764
10.
 Florida  64,171
11.
 Michigan St.  58,119
12.
 Wisconsin  55,197
13.
 Oklahoma  54,915
14.
 Georgia  53,953
15.
 South Carolina  52,503
16.
 Penn State  48,113
17.
 Texas  43,533
18.
 Virginia Tech  41,156
19.
 Iowa  38,274
20.
 Missouri  37,841
21.
 Oregon  38,762
22.
 Oklahoma St.  37,284
23.
 North Carolina  36,675
24.
 Arkansas  33,560
25.
 Ole Miss  33,664
 
 YouTube Top 25
 Official Channel  Subs
1.
 Oregon  22,886
2.
 Notre Dame  16,649
3.
 Miami (Fla.)  12,152
4.
 Texas A&M  11,114
5.
 Auburn  11,053
6.
 Florida State  10,767
7.
 Kentucky  10,545
8.
 Nebraska  10,447
9.
 USC  10,325
10.
 South Carolina  9,322
11.
 California  8,399
12.
 Oklahoma  7,510
13.
 Tennessee  7,310
14.
 LSU  7,281
15.
 Wisconsin  6,720
16.
 Oklahoma St.  6,236
17.
 Stanford  6,058
18.
 Penn State  5,797
19.
 Michigan  5,785
20.
 Alabama  5,522
21.
 Arizona  5,150
22.
 Baylor  4,935
23.
 Minnesota  4,880
24.
 BYU  4,863
25.
 West Virginia  4,758
  
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.