Pac-12 improves spring game attendance; still ranks third

The Pac-12 conference used a big showing by one of the nation’s top programs in the Oregon Ducks to catapult themselves into third place for 2015 spring game attendance figures.  Oregon had an unusually late game allowing for the up and coming conference to reach the third spot significantly behind the SEC and Big Ten conferences.

The Big Ten’s massive collection of stadiums allowed the league to capture the top honors primarily on the strength of Ohio State’s record-breaking spring game attendance.  Likewise, the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions had surprisingly high totals as well aiding the cause.  Still, the SEC could pass the Big Ten if Texas A&M is able to hold their game at the recently renovated Kyle Field.

Oregon took top honors in the SEC drawing 35,808 fans to cheer on the Marcus Maritoa-less Ducks.  Fans were optimistic and rather curious about who head coach Brian Kelly will get to replace the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Here is how the conferences ranked in spring game attendance for 2015

1. Big Ten: 410,943

2. SEC: 408,566

3. Pac-12: 118,691

4. Big 12: 113,339

5. ACC: 101,832

6. American: 39,848

7. Conference USA: 39,724

8. Mountain West: 29,447

9. MAC: 15,617

10. Sun Belt: 14,534

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