College Football Fans: A Guide to Picking a Super Bowl Team

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College Football Fans: A Guide to Picking a Super Bowl Team
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How does a college football fan pick who to root for in the Super Bowl when they do not have a real favorite among the professional teams?

Just do what comes natural to you on Saturdays: pull for your favorite college team.

Here is how easy this is. Just count how many players there are from your school on each roster and declare that your team.

Prestoyou now have a rooting interest in the Super Bowl.

Great, but what if the Steelers and Packers have an equal number of former players from your school?

College Sports Matchups has a plan for this as well.

Be honest, next to pulling for your school, the next best thing about college football is the opportunity to pull against your biggest rival.

With this belief in mind, here is step two: subtract the number of players from your biggest rival and whichever team has the greatest positive number of players remaining from your school becomes your team.

If your single most hated rival still does not produce a result giving your team a numerical edge, then simply keep repeating the process until you have your answer. If you get bored after the third round of this, just flip a coin and move on.

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Now, what if there are no players from your school on the rosters for the Super Bowl?

Easy again. Which team has the most players from your dreaded rival? That is the team you will now be pulling against. If the number is the same for Green Bay and Pittsburgh, add on your second most despised school. Repeat this process until you get a team to pull for.

As you go through the process of selecting your Super Bowl team, remember that you never want to do anything that will give positive vibes to the rival you can’t stand to see be successful.

If you are a Texas A&M fan, do you really want a bunch of ex-Longhorn players returning to campus to show recruits their Super Bowl rings? You can be sure Michigan and Florida fans would hate to see that going on in Columbus or Tallahassee.

Oh, one more thing. If over a period of several years you discover your school never has any players on a Super Bowl roster, it might be time to pick a different one to pull for. Your current choice may not very good.  

To make it easy for you to make your choice, we have included a “college representation” chart at the bottom of this article.

If you would like a free copy of College Sports Matchups' college representation chart and complete team rosters for the Super Bowl, just send an email to info@collegesportsmatchups.com and we will send one to you right away.

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If you tell us who your favorite school is, we will even do the work for you and send you back an answer for who you should pull for Sunday.

Now that you have your team picked, move on to the more important Super Bowl planning: food. We will be serving grilled cheese with either chili or taco soup. Now, that is what makes the Super Bowl really super!

Good luck to your team! Don’t you just love (college) football?

 

College Representation Chart

Green Bay Packers

Number

Pittsburgh Steelers

Number

Alabama

1

Alabama

1

Alcorn State

1

Arkansas State

1

Arizona State

1

Bowie State

1

Arkansas

1

Bowling Green State

1

Auburn

1

Brigham Young

2

Bethune-Cookman

1

Central Michigan

1

Boise State

2

Clemson

2

Boston College

2

Eastern Michigan

1

Bowling Green

1

Florida

1

Buffalo

1

Florida State

2

California

2

Georgia

1

Central Florida

2

Georgia Tech

2

Central Michigan

2

Illinois

1

Cincinnati

1

Indiana

1

Colorado

1

Kent State

1

East Carolina

1

Louisiana State

1

Eastern Michigan

1

Louisiana-Lafayette

1

Georgia

1

Louisville

1

Grand Valley State

1

Marshall

2

Idaho State

1

Miami (Ohio)

1

Iowa

1

Michigan

2

Kansas State

1

Michigan State

1

Kentucky

1

Minnesota

1

Louisiana State

3

Mississippi

1

Louisiana Tech

1

Missouri

1

Louisville

1

North Carolina

1

Miami (Fla.)

1

Northern Colorado

1

Miami (Ohio)

1

Northwestern

1

Michigan

1

Notre Dame

1

Middle Tennessee State

1

Ohio State

1

Mississippi State

1

Oregon State

1

Nebraska

1

Penn State

1

Ohio State

3

SMU

1

Penn State

1

Tennessee

2

San Diego State

1

Texas

3

San Jose State

1

Troy

1

Shippensburg

1

Tulane

1

Southern California

1

USC

1

Tennessee

2

Utah

2

Texas Tech

1

Virginia

2

Utah State

1

Virginia Tech

1

Virginia Tech

1

West Virginia

1

Western Michigan

1

 

 

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