Alabama, USC, LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma head up the Associated Press college football rankings. But who leads the nation in Foursquare check-ins after the first week of the season?
That would be Pittsburgh, which is not in the AP top 25 and drew 921 Foursquare check-ins at its stunning season-opening home loss to tiny Youngstown State. That game had an announced attendance of 40,837, meaning that just over 2% of fans at the game used Foursquare to share their location.
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Texas drew more check-ins than any other top-25 team, with about 665. But attendance at that game was announced at just over 101,000, meaning that fewer than one in 100 fans checked in with Foursquare. USC had the strongest performance out of the AP's top five teams, with about 450 check-ins, while Georgia had the strongest performance in the AP top 10, with 560.
The Big East proved to be the most Foursquare-happy conference, averaging over 400 check-ins at games its teams hosted. The Big 10, SEC, Big XII and ACC round out the top five for sports conferences. Pittsburgh and Texas led their respective conferences in check-ins, while Washington led the Pac-12 with 659. Georgia led the SEC, while Penn State topped the Big 10 with 648. But the WAC's Foursquare leader, Utah State, had just 26 check-ins total.
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All of this comes to us via the digital marketing firm Silverpop, which tracked Foursquare check-ins at games across the nation during college football's opening weekend. Their findings are summarized in the infographic below, so check it out for the fuller picture.
Thumbnail image courtesy Flickr, Caitlinator
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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