College Football's 40 Hottest Fanbases
In early 2009, my esteemed Bleacher Report colleague, Ben Bomberger, did a slideshow on The 10 Hottest College Football Fanbases. While it was a terrific list, I decided to trot out a newer, longer version.
I tried to stick with Ben's formula as much as I could. That meant trying to avoid models and cheerleaders as much as possible and focusing on the real girls, the fans who went to the games and made our viewing experience that much better.
If you feel like your team has been wrongly left off this list, feel free to sound off in the comments, but make sure to leave photographic evidence as to why they deserve to be included.
Without any further ado, here are College Football's 40 Hottest Fanbases.
No. 40: Washington
Raining and cold? Not a problem for Washington girls when it comes to football.
I’m not exactly sure what’s going on with the one on the right with her fairy princess skirt, but I can’t be too critical of a bunch of hotties willing to brave the weather for a football game.
No. 39: Penn State
Now that’s dedication.
Sure, it takes a lot to stand out in the heat for a while watching your team, but it’s even more impressive when you support your team in the cold, all the while making sure to look hot by forgoing the sweatshirts for sports bras.
That’s the heart of a Nittany Lion right there.
No. 38: Maryland
Apparently, Maryland does three things.
Crab cakes, football, and hot chicks.
No. 37: Michigan State
This girl is giving the cameraman a very incredulous look, like, "Why are you taking a picture of me?"
You're a hot girl decked out in your team's attire and heading to a football game, that's why. If you can't tell by this slideshow, we love that stuff.
No. 36: Ole Miss
Ole Miss fans may be Rebels, but they certainly have a cause. For the first time in recent memory, they have sold out season tickets for the football season.
That is terrific news for me if it means more girls like these filing the stands.
No. 35: Arkansas
Where else other than college would it be sexy to paint “H-O-G-S” on your stomachs? That’s why I love sports. Regular people see a bare midriff; sports fans see a canvas.
I love how equally hot and important they all are. Imagine if the second girl from the right took off. They would just be a bunch of hos.
No. 34: Iowa
Iowa seems to have figured out the formula to a great tailgate party: the three B's.
Beers, babes, and beads.
No. 33: Georgia
Georgia girls may be Dawgs, but they are certainly not dogs.
In fact, what do you do when you are hot and want to show your love for your school? Why, you rollerblade around in a bikini with a pennant, that’s what.
No. 32: Mississippi State
It's not easy to be an MSU fan. They've only gone to one bowl game since 2000. That's why we salute the fans that have stuck with the team.
Especially fans that look like this.
No. 31: Missouri
The only thing better than Missouri girls watching a football game is watching them celebrate after a victory.
No. 30: Louisville
No relation to Karen Sypher.
No. 29: Virginia Tech
What’s better than a hot girl who wants to go to a football game? One with a sense of humor.
How could you say no to that face? Come on. Although I may have to doubt just how poor she is since she seems to be driving her own golf cart around.
I’d still give her tickets.
Photo courtesy of www.SouthernFriedFootball.com
No. 28: Kentucky
Kentucky may not be known for their football, but they can still trot out some talent on game day.
The girl in the middle actually wasn’t eligible to come at first, but John Calipari had someone take her SATs for her so she could get into the school.
I’m okay with it.
No. 27: Arizona
As hot as these Zona girls are, I think I’m the one that needs the ridiculously oversized shades to be able to look at them directly.
You know the Wildcats are die-hard fans if they’re willing to stand out in that 100-degree heat for a few hours watching some football. Those are the kind of girls I like.
No. 26: Central Florida
These girls love their Golden Knights almost as much as they love shirts that are about a size too small for them.
Come to mention it, we we love those too!
No. 25: South Carolina
South Carolina could make this list just for the comedy of women running around on game days yelling, “Go Cocks.”
But a couple of cute blonds (one in a jersey, I might add) doesn’t hurt at all.
If any women are still reading this, go out and buy a jersey. You might think it’s ugly, but to us, jerseys are like the hottest thing you can wear.
Photo courtesy of www.SouthernFriedFootball.com
No. 24: UNLV
Only one line of eye-black each? I understand if you’re trying to save up for the whole season, but give me a break.
Oh, who am I kidding? The eye-black is the least important thing about this picture.
No. 23: Alabama
In Alabama, not much is more important than their football. If you want to find a hot girl that can give you the pros and cons on the 4-3 defense, you’ve come to the right place.
They can roll my tide any day.
No. 22: Purdue
Purdue's football team isn't looking like much this year, so it's a good thing that their fans have definitely stepped up their game.
With the actual team, we know the Boilermakers will be bad. With these girls, we can only hope that they are...
No. 21: NC State
I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man Wolfpack.
Then when I saw these two I thought, “Wait a second, could it be?” And now I know for sure. I just added two NC State hotties to my Wolfpack.
So tonight, I make a toast!
No. 20: Texas
To be honest, that puts a smile on my face as well.
Those are some happy ass cheerleaders right there.
No. 19: Oklahoma State
Wearing your team's colors and logo is one of the best way of showing your support. A hat, jersey, shirt, or even painting it on works great.
But the most dedicated fans get the bikini. It says, "I am a fan—now start drooling."
No. 18: Tennessee
I can just hear her accent by looking at this picture.
I’m a sucker for the Southern accent. All she needs to do is say “Hey y'all! Y'all want some swate tay?” and I’m a goner.
No. 17: Oklahoma
Hey! Her eyes are up there.
Just kidding; she didn’t wear that shirt so you could make continual eye contact with her. Let’s be serious.
It just shows that Oklahoma is more than just a musical you’ve never seen. It’s also a place where dreams (and football) happen.
No. 16: Ohio State
Ohio State girls are hot and they can spell?
That’s what they would call a “triple threat.”
No. 15: South Florida
Most people don’t know this, but America’s favorite FSU cowgirl, Jenn Sterger, actually spent the first two years of her college career at USF, where she perfected the whole cowboy hat-wearing, leaning over the railing cheering schtick that got her famous.
The moral of this story? Don’t sleep on the USF Bulls.
No. 14: Wisconsin
I love the nickname “Sconnies” for Wisconsin fans. I love it even more when it gets such a sweet location.
She’s got to be the best thing to come out of Wisconsin since the cheese head.
No. 13: Miami
Jeez. As if these girls’ looks weren’t intimidating enough, they also look they like can kick my ass.
Or at least rock me like a Hurricane.
No. 12: Texas Tech
It’s really hot when girls know the rules of football. It’s even hotter when they can play.
These two really look like they have their mechanics down. If I ever played against them, I would definitely go with a total blitz. And then some.
No. 11: Clemson
When I was in college, me and my roommate decided at 10 pm on a Friday night that we were going to road trip down to Clemson out of the blue.
Why? Because you can’t go five feet in Clemson without running into a girl that looks like this. That pose is just for show; she can actually throw the ball further than you can.
No. 10: Texas A&M
I have no earthly idea what an Aggie is, but I want to be one right now.
Really the only downside to watching a game with these girls is that it’s going to be pretty tough to keep your eyes on that TV screen.
No. 9: Nebraska
Finally! All my years of taking off my pants after a win has finally caught on!
Thank you, Cornhusker fans. I couldn’t have imagined a better payoff.
No. 8: UCLA
UCLA is just teeming with beautiful women like this. Sure, she may have a problem keeping her head upright, but that doesn’t mean she’s any less hot.
No. 7: Oregon
Okay, these two just replaced Gordon Bombay and Charlie Conway as my two favorite Ducks of all time.
As much noise as everyone makes about what Oregon’s jerseys look like each year, I have to say I’m much more interested in what the ladies will be wearing to the games.
No. 6: Florida
If someone manages to beat the Gators this season, it will be a major upset.
But if Tim Tebow really managed to stay a virgin after four years of going to school with girls like this...that would really be one of the biggest upsets of all time.
No. 5: Florida State
The FSU Cowgirls get all the attention, but you take two seconds to scan the crowd at a Noles game, you’ll find incredibly hot women at every turn.
It makes me happy that this girl saw that shirt and thought, “Hm, it’s just not nearly short enough. I should cut it so that it comes right below my chest. And it doesn’t show any cleavage. Why don’t I just cut it right down the middle here. That’ll do it.”
No. 4: Auburn
Remember that scene in Cool Hand Luke where the girl is washing the car, and one guy says, “She doesn’t know what she’s doing to me,” and then Luke goes, “She knows exactly what she’s doing.”
These girls know exactly what they are doing to us. They could make even the most hardcore Bama fan cry “War Eagle!”
No. 3: USC
I call that one of the hottest collection of coeds I’ve ever seen in one place.
Last year, Mark Sanchez called that a pretty decent Monday.
No. 2: Arizona State
ASU is easily one of the meccas of coed hotness. If you’re looking for tan, leggy, and crazy about their team, you have come to the right place.
Sun Devil girls are so hot that a couple of guys figured out that rounding up some “normal” girls on campus, throwing them in bikinis, and putting them in a calendar could make them a ton of money.
Sometimes a great idea is just staring you in the face.
No. 1: LSU