Ohio State leads nation in attendance in 2014

Dr. Saturday

We've got another title to give to Ohio State.

The College Football Playoff champions led the nation in home attendance, averaging 106,296 fans per game in 2014. Ohio State's number was over 1,000 more fans per game than Texas A&M, who was second.

As the Aggies made it to No. 2, it was the first time in the history of the program, according to the Houston Chronicle, that A&M outdrew Texas. The reason for the jump? An increased capacity at Kyle Field. As renovations are still ongoing at the stadium, capacity for 2015 is expected to be somewhere north of 102,000. The Longhorns' average attendance was listed at 94,103, good for eighth-best in the country.

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You can view the entire attendance PDF here. Here are some highlights:

• Three of the top five schools were Big Ten schools. After Ohio State, Michigan was No. 3 and Penn State was No. 5. Of course, Michigan's number might have been inflated by over 60,000 free tickets.

• The other two schools in the top five were SEC schools. LSU was No. 4. 13 of the top 30 schools were SEC. The lone SEC school outside the top 30 was Vanderbilt. The Commodores' stadium has a listed capacity of under 40,000. No. 30 Kentuckys average attendance was over 57,000.

• All of the schools inside the top 30 were Power Five schools, assuming Notre Dame as a Power Five school. Seven Big Ten teams were in the top 30 and ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12 had three each.

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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