No. 10, Oklahoma
Not many states can boast a better 1-2 combo than Oklahoma, which is home to one of college football’s greatest powers, the Sooners, and a very solid program in Oklahoma State.
Football is king in Oklahoma, which doesn’t have an NFL team. So, the Sooners or the Cowboys are passion No. 1 for a majority of the state’s residents. It shows. Oklahoma ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 in attendance in 2014 while Oklahoma State got a better turnout than programs like Miami, Kansas State and Louisville. Both programs ranked in the top 20 in spring game attendance for 2015 (OU at No. 10 and OSU at No. 20).
Few states have better tradition, too. Oklahoma is one of the winningest programs in the history of the sport while Oklahoma State produced possibly the greatest individual season in college football history (Barry Sanders’ 1988 Heisman campaign).
Like Georgia, this is a state with a rivalry that’s heating up.