Chart: The most popular athletic department Facebook and Twitter feeds
- Published: Tuesday, 05 July 2011 12:11
- by Administrator
Today, we are taking a look at the popularity of the Facebook and Twitter pages of the SEC athletic departments. Some athletic departments keep their fans engaged with clever and creative new content better than others.
Of course, Facebook and Twitter are essentially free means of advertisement.
LSU, Auburn, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt have also done a really nice job of producing creative videos to keep their fans entertained and create excitement about upcoming events. In the spring, Florida highlighted each assistant football coach with a behind-the-scenes video. Mississippi State doesn't produce videos as regularly as Auburn or LSU, but when they do, the Bulldogs fans seems to really enjoy the videos.
On a national perspective, Ohio State leads the nation with 981,972 facebook fans. Texas, Florida, Kentucky, and Wisconsin round out the top 5.
Florida leads the nation with 24,949 twitter followers. Kentucky, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Kansas round out the top 5.
Surprisingly, despite an enormous enrollment, UCF has just 406 twitter followers and 6,688 facebook fans.
By athletic department, you can check out the Top 25 most popular Facebook and Twitter feeds right here.
Here is the SEC breakdown:
2. Kentucky - 470,223
3. Alabama – 229,102
2. Kentucky – 20,917
3. Alabama - 19,761
4. LSU - 11,445
5. Arkansas – 13,379
6. Georgia – 10,965
7. South Carolina - 10,579
8. Auburn – 10,426
9. Tennessee – 8,891
10. Ole Miss - 8,475
11. Mississippi State - 7,281
12. Vanderbilt - 1,843