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Oklahoma football: Sooners fans No. 1 in Discover Fan Loyalty poll

by Erik Horne Published: December 30, 2013

Oklahoma was recognized as having the most loyal fan base in college football based on Discover's 2013 Fan Loyalty poll. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)
Oklahoma was recognized as having the most loyal fan base in college football based on Discover's 2013 Fan Loyalty poll. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

The odds are against OU in the Sugar Bowl, but the fan loyalty cannot be questioned.

It’s a victory for the Sooners leading up to Friday’s game with Alabama, as OU was named the school with the most loyal college football fans. Discover revealed final results from its season-long Discover Fan Loyalty Poll, and the Sooners topped Nebraska for the 2013 title.

Per press release:

The Discover Fan Loyalty Poll was conducted for 13 weeks, twice monthly by Rasmussen Reports a nationally recognized leader in polling, who gathered sentiment by phone from 1,500 college football fans who follow games at least once per week on television, radio, in person or online.

The poll determined that the Sooners were the No. 1 individual fan base in 2013. The SEC claimed the title as the most loyal conference. with six teams ranking in the top 10.

The Top 20 loyalty standings

1. Oklahoma
2. Nebraska
3. Ohio State University
4. Texas, Florida, Auburn (tie)
7. Georgia, Wisconsin (tie)
9. Florida State
10. Tennessee
11. Notre Dame
12. Alabama
13. LSU
14. Iowa, Michigan (tie)
16. Penn State, Michigan State (tie)
18.  Missouri
19. Oregon
20. Minnesota


by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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