FOX Sports ran an interesting (and ridiculous) graphic this week in an attempt to rank the best college football state in the country. Not everyone is impressed with it.
The criteria to make the list? Your state has to have at least two ‘Power 5’ teams – meaning two teams from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC or Pac-12. It was ranked based on winning percentage.
We think it’s supposed to be based on all-time winning percentage. That said, we’re having trouble backing into any of the numbers that FOX Sports got.
Regardless, they have Michigan – with both Michigan and Michigan State – ranked No. 1. Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania and Georgia round out the top five.
Can't argue with math…
Michigan is the best college football state in the country 👏🔥 pic.twitter.com/aKgeh6PPMo
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) August 13, 2019
States like Ohio and Nebraska don’t make the cut because they only have one ‘Power 5’ team in-state. States like Texas and California don’t make the cut because there are a few non-elite ‘Power 5’ teams bringing them down.
It’s a ridiculous way to measure the “best states” in college football. But it’s what they went with.
College football fans – should we put any stock in this list?