The United States Military Academy at West Point hasn't had a truly nationally relevent football program since the late 1940's or early 1950's.
During World War II and the immediate post-war era, the US military attracted the best athletic specimens in the country.
Today, that's not quite the case.
While the men (and women) who are awarded an appointment to one of our country's fine military academies are some of the smartest, bravest, and upstanding people you can find, the world has changed to a point where the best football athlete looks to Columbus, Ann Arbor, Tuscaloosa, Austin, Gainesville, and similar places. Not West Point and Annapolis.
Still, the intense loyalty to these programs is felt not just by the students and alumni, but also by all the men and women who serve in the uniform of the particular service's academy.
But West Point's lack of on-field success means that Army personnel are some of the only fans that the Black Knights have.
And that translates into poor attendance.
In 2010, West Point had just 31,667 fans per home game. Michie Stadium holds 40,000.
Granted, the USMA has just under 4,500 students, but with the loyalty engrained in West Point alumni, Army personnel both current and past, and their families, one would expect at least 40,000 fans showing up to games.
Sorry, Army; Navy won't be appearing on this list. Granted, the USNA has a smaller stadium, but their average attendance tops Army—just like their football team.