In 2015, yours truly began covering Student Sections in Orange County, California. We expanded to Southern California in 2017 and last year, we added four more states. This past winter, we expanded to 19 states. 

Now, we are going to 40 states. This is still a one-man operation for the most part.

I know that Student Sections have a lot of work to do to get the students to the games to cheer on their classmates and go along with the theme and make sure they don’t cause trouble. These student sections deserve recognition.

We will kick off the Student Section season with Preseason Football Student Section Rankings. REMEMBER, this is a PREVIEW. It is merely a prediction. The real rankings come out in November or December. 

If you feel your student section isn’t ranked high enough or not ranked at all, let us know and we’ll keep a close eye on them.

Every week, we will also have Student Section of the Week for each state. Once you win Student Section of the Week, you can’t win it again, but you still have to battle for the top spot in your state and perhaps the Nation as we will also name a Football Student Section National Champion. 

So, last week we started with the Tennessee Top 40 Preseason Football Student Section Rankings, then we introduced the Hawaii Football Student Section Watchlist, followed by the Alabama and Los Angeles Region Top 40 Preseason Football Student Section Rankings and now we head to Alaska!

It is going to be very tough to figure out Alaska as we don’t know just how committed they are to going outside for a game, but they have to be used to it. We also don’t see much of them on social media. We hope we get more of Alaska on social media.

In each state, we will name one student section to look out for. A student section that doesn’t get talked about a lot by us or others and for Alaska, it’s the Soldonta. Soldonta social media is the most consistent in the state and if they can just show off their student section every now and then, then the top student section title will be theirs in Alaska.

Can Soldotna pull it off? Let’s find out.


  1. Lathrop of Fairbanks

From what I saw on the basketball court, this student section is pretty rowdy! I can see a rinse and repeat here for the football season. It won’t be easy to hold on to the top spot in Alaska! We’ll see if the Lathrop Student Section can bring it in 2022!

  1. Soldonta 
  2. Eagle River
  3. Davis East of Anchorage
  4. West Anchorage Nest
  5. Juneau-Douglas
  6. Colony of Palmer
  7. Palmer
  8. Bartlett of Anchorage
  9. South Anchorage 
  10. Service of Anchorage
  11. Redington of Wasilla
  12. Wasilla 
  13. Dimond  of Anchorage
  14. Chugiak