One Nation, Under Buckeye

By Kyle Rowland on August 30, 2013 at 10:25a

Deadspin, using Facebook data, published a map to show where the top 25 college football teams reign supreme. It's no surprise that Ohio State has legions of supporters in the Midwest or even Arizona. Maricopa County, home to Phoenix, is one of the largest OSU alumni areas in the country.

But the pockets in Alaska, Vermont, New Hampshire and Nevada caught our eye. I guess it's true when they say the sun never sets on Buckeye Nation.

Comments Show All Comments

brandonbauer87's picture

I guess I didn't realize how much area Nebraska covered either. 

MN Buckeye's picture

Nebraska covers a lot of area, but a small fraction of the population.

BuddhaBuck's picture

Viva, Las Vegas....

Don't text while driving.

kalabuckzoo's picture

i guess i can't read this right.  which blue team is so heavily supported by the northeast? Is that supposed to be all florida supporters?

buckguyfan1's picture

I thinks that is Espn's SEC blue...

AndyVance's picture

It also proves that there aren't as many retirees on Facebook as I might have thought (I'm looking at you, snowbirds in Florida)...

buckguyfan1's picture

As God as my witness!  I will do my part to add a Gray Box to that map in Florida!

ArTbkward's picture

Sucks to be TCU and Texas A&M.
Edit: And Oregon State, who doesn't even have their own county.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

BigMoosie's picture

I'm trying to plant some of that scarlet and grey here in "Big Orange Country."
Not surprised at all to see Knoxville is Gator blue. I see UF fans all over the place here....... 

buckz4evr's picture

After we stomp Alabama in the NC game, the whole nation will be gray.

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Embiggen feature >>>>>Enlarge feature. Haha!

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

luckynewman13's picture

Based on this data I have to ask: how in the hell did Denard Robinson win the EA NCAA cover?

TBDBITL0509's picture

I think Oregon surprises me most - I didn't realize they were so popular given how their success is so recent.
In Colorado, Nebraska is pretty big - that coverage doesn't surprise me too much.

FitzBuck's picture

Lets move to Florida and take that Mother F-er over.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

jeremytwoface's picture

The purples look to similar... are there even any Northwestern fans out there?

And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

brandonbauer87's picture

Another though: I wonder how close the tally was for the counties on the Ohio-Indiana border?

WiliestBuckeye's picture

You realize that the grey area in Nevada only amounts to like, 10 people, right?

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

dmurder's picture

I am in Florida and that state cannot be accurate!
There are tons of buckeye fans in Florida and for sure here in St.Petersburg/Tampa area.
I see buckeye, Ohio, etc license plates every day and Buckeye Alums own Buffalo Wild Wings in Clearwater.
We rep Florida Hard!!!

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

ColdBuckeye's picture

If you're ever in Anchorage, Alaska on game day, stop in the Peanut Farm. This is home base for our Alaska Buckeyes Club. It's also the birthplace of the duck fart. 

MN Buckeye's picture

I might have to make a trip to Alaska just to check these places out, Cold!

BuckeyePride's picture

Duck fart??

How Firm Thy Friendship....

buckskin's picture

One more year of Kiffin and that California map will be all Oregon green.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Got a lot of places on lockdown.  We need to take over any area that's in bright yellow outside of TSUN.

Class of 2010.

Maestro's picture

If you stare long enough you can see the gray dot on the Kansas-Missouri border.  That's me.

vacuuming sucks

chimes3899's picture

So happy that my home county is one of the few smart ones in NY that is grey

nappyson's picture

Many Buckeyes travel with the military as well!  It seems like half the people in the service have Ohio ties.  Representing them in SC now but prior to here was in Texas, Mississippi, California, Japan and deployed locations!  Everywhere I go I run into Buckeyes!  Feels great.

MN Buckeye's picture

And thank you for your service, NAPPYSON!

81Alum's picture

Here in St. Louis, I see Ohio State license plate holders every day and get an O-H every time I have my Buckeye t-shirt on. Good to see the grey Buckeye spot in St. Louis County, beating out the Missouri Tigers.
It'll also be interesting to see an international map. According to our new punter, Johnston, Australia is Buckeye country!

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

I lived in Phoenix, Arizona for about 15 years.  There was all sorts of transplants there.  The places I worked were always filled with fans of teams outside of Arizona.  tOSU was represented VERY WELL in Phoenix.  I have actually gone to more tOSU games in Arizona than I did in Ohio when I lived there.  Now I am in Orange County and its USC.  But the people out here are more baseball fans than anything.  Until USC or UCLA is good from what I hear...

"At critical moments throughout the season, we learned about the character of this football team.  This was a team of true character, of true resilience." -- President Barack Obama

fanosu99's picture

It looks like ucla isn't well supported in southern cal.

Menexenus's picture

Looks like this survey only includes certain schools. No Tennessee, for instance.

Real fans stay for Carmen.

OSUStu's picture

It only includes the preseason top 25.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

OSUStu's picture

I doubt they got statistically significant Facebook data in Mississippi from the four computers down there.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

vitaminB's picture

Just judging by this site alone, I'd say there is a strong Buckeye presence in the Pac NW.