Home to two “Power 5” college football programs – Georgia and Georgia Tech – the Peach State is one of America’s best when it comes to the collegiate gridiron.
Passion for the sport is not lacking here. Georgia consistently ranks among the top states in the country at producing elite recruits. They care about football – a lot. It shows in the attendance numbers, too. The Bulldogs ranked No. 8 in the country in average attendance in 2015 and had a 0 percent drop in attendance despite an injury to their best player, Todd Gurley. The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, came close to selling out every game (48,519 per game) despite being a program in an area (Atlanta) with a lot to do.
This is a state that could be on the rise, with Georgia looking to be the top program in the SEC East and Georgia Tech a consistently successful team in the ACC. The rivalry between the Bulldogs and the Yellow Jackets is getting more heated, too.