Seeing a college sports fan make a grammar mistake in a comment section is so much more fun than seeing a professional sports fan make the same error.
Why? Not only does the grammar mistake make the team's fanbase look bad, but it also reflects poorly on the school. That double whammy gives rival fans plenty to laugh at.
With the 2015-16 college football season just days away, an automated proofreading company called Grammarly did some research to figure out which college football fanbase—of the teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25—had the worst grammar. Grammarly went through the SB Nation page for each team and evaluated 100 comments to get data.
Here are the results for the best and worst grammar among college football fanbases:
|College Football Top 25 Fanbase Grammar Rankings|
|Rank||Team||Mistakes Per 100 Words|
|2||TCU Horned Frogs||1.6|
|4||Ole Miss Rebels||2.0|
|8||Boise State Broncos||2.5|
|12||Ohio State Buckeyes||4.0|
|15||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||4.4|
|17||Florida State Seminoles||4.6|
|18||Michigan State Spartans||4.8|
|19||Arizona State Sun Devils||5.0|
|21||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||5.4|
|25||Alabama Crimson Tide||6.4|
|Grammarly via the Wall Street Journal|
There doesn't appear to be much of a connection between grammar and a team's success or grammar and conference affiliation. However, this list does add another chapter to the Iron Bowl.