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 far we have previewed the Top 40 Preseason Football Student Section Rankings in nine states as well as a Watch List for three states. We now head to Kentucky!

We are a second fiddle when it comes to Student Sections in Kentucky thanks to powerhouse Student Section Twitter page (@BestKYSections). They do amazing work and it has been huge as far as getting Student Sections in that state recognized on a National level.

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 Kentucky, it’s the McCracken Stang Gang of Paducah. The Stang Gang has interacted with us so well every football season that we know how crazy they go at it in the stands! It’s a fun group to talk to and it’s more fun seeing them rock it in the stands and on social media.

Will the Stang Gang pick up where they left off? Let’s find out!


  1. Oldham County O-Zone of Buckner

The O-Zone social media work shows us that this is not just a Student Section that can battle for a State Title, but a Student Section National Title. In a state full of rowdy Student Sections, this is the one we feel will finish on top in Kentucky!

  1. Lexington Catholic Dungeon 
  2. Bullitt East Redzone Rowdies of Mt. Washington 
  3. McCracken Stang Gang of Paducah 
  4. Bell County of Pineville 
  5. George Rogers Clark Rowdy Crew of Winchester
  6. South Oldham Dragons Lair of Crestwood
  7. Henry Clay
  8. Martha Layne Collins
  9. Boyle County of Danville
  10. St. Xavier of Louisville
  11. Covington Catholic of Park Hills 
  12. Ryle of Union
  13. Woodford County of Versailles
  14. Bowling Green Bad Boyz 
  15. South Warren of Bowling Green
  16. Pleasure Ridge Park Black Hole of Louisville 
  17. Pikeville Jungle
  18. Glasgow Dogpound 
  19. Henderson County Colonial Crazies
  20. University Heights of Hopkinsville
  21. Somerset Rowdies 
  22. Male of Louisville
  23. Pulaski County of Somerset 
  24. Ohio County of Hartford 
  25. Mason Krazies
  26. Trinity of Louisville 
  27. Muhlenberg County Herd of Greenville
  28. Frederick Douglas of Lexington
  29. Marion County of Lebanon
  30. Lexington Christian Flock 
  31. Dunbar Dog Pound 
  32. Barren County of Glasgow
  33. Marshall County
  34. Bryan Station of Lexington
  35. West Jessamine Colt Crazies of Nicholasville
  36. Johnson Central of Paintsville
  37. Desales of Louisville
  38. DuPont Manual of Louisville
  39. Southwestern of Somerset