College Football Rankings: eBay’s StubHub Aims To Gauge “True Popularity”By: Chris Crum - September 4, 2012
eBay-owned ticket marketplace, StubHub, has launched a new weekly scorecard aimed at gauging the “true popularity” of college football teams among fans, based on its own internal data.
StubHub’s system uses the AP Top 25 as a starting point, then uses the weekly pageviews for the teams, and ranks them by which are the most popular. Each Tuesday, StubHub releases the rankings. At the end of the year, they’ll unveil which were the most popular of the season.
Here’s what StubHub’s top 25 looks like right now:
The rankings can always be found via StubHubTop25.com.
Currently, the AP’s Top 25 are as follows:
7. Florida State
9. South Carolina
11. West Virginia
13. Michigan State
16. Virginia Tech
18. Ohio State
19. Oklahoma State
22. Kansas State
24. Boise State
Two of those teams have already lost a game – Michigan and Boise State, the former having lost to Alabama, and the latter to Michigan State.