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 11 states as well as a Watch List for five states. We now head to Mississippi!

Mississippi is pretty even when it comes to Student Sections. The top preseason spot could have easily gone outside the Top 10. It’s going to be fun to see how this all fairs out by seasons end.

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 Mississippi, it’s the Oxford O-Zone. The O-Zone is fantastic and as mentioned before, it wouldn’t surprise me if they finish at number 1! They’re a very fun and unique Student Section from what I see on social media.

Will the O-Zone be Mississippi’s best by the end of the season? Let’s find out.


  1. Tupelo 

Tupelo is a wild bunch. I do see on their social media that they’re led by the Tupelo Boys. Whoever is running this Student Section will have to keep the weird going as well as the savagery because a bunch of Student Sections are right behind them!

  1. Madison Ridgeland Academy Pat Gang
  2. Jackson Prep Patriot Pack
  3. Oxford O-Zone
  4. Brandon
  5. Picayune Memorial Wave
  6. Oak Grove of Harrisburg
  7. Madison Central
  8. Ocean Springs
  9. Starkville Nest
  10. Purvis Vortex
  11. Lafayette of Oxford
  12. Clinton
  13. Laurel 
  14. Warren Central of Vicksburg
  15. Scott Central of Forest
  16. South Panola of Batesville
  17. Biloxi Indian Nation
  18. Greenville Christian 
  19. D’Iberville 
  20. Clarksdale 
  21. West Point
  22. Hattiesburg 
  23. New Hope of Columbus
  24. Gulfport 
  25. Northwest Rankin of Flowood
  26. Meridian 
  27. Senatobia 
  28. Bay Springs
  29. Davis County of Bassfield
  30. Petal
  31. Mendenhall 
  32. Terry Dogpound
  33. West Lauderdale of Collinsville
  34. Popularville 
  35. Harrison Central of Gulfport
  36. Southaven 
  37. Columbia 
  38. Brookhaven
  39. Tylertown