We continue our Final Rankings in the 41 states we covered this football season. 

To say I’m overwhelmed with the work that comes along with this is an understatement.

We had Student Section of the Week for over 10 weeks and that helped us determine who had the best Student Section and which one wanted it more.

Just showing up in large crowds isn’t enough. It might fool other outlets that don’t cover Student Sections, but not us. We have to know how bad you want and marketing is key. 

You will see top-notch Student Sections miss out at the top spot, but we kept saying it over and over and over again, in order to be considered number one, you have to win the Student Section of the Week title. Otherwise, what is the point of having that contest?!

I know Student Sections complain, but remember it’s thousands of Student Sections and only me. Social media is your friend if used correctly.

When we started covering Student Sections in 2015, it began with only Orange County, California. We expanded in 2017 to Southern California before expanding to other states last year.

With SoCal coverage, that means Northern California gets separate coverage, but that doesn’t mean it’s a plain section. NorCal has several solid Student Sections!

This group is so deep that we have honorable mentions that would battle for a state title elsewhere. A very deep region!

Let’s check out the Top 40 Football Student Section Rankings and keep the crown to the defending champs!


1. Del Oro Blackhole 

The Blackhole did it again! From start to finish, this Student Section rocked social media and showed off their school. Fantastic group of kids that stayed on top in a region full of amazing Student Section! The Del Oro Blackhole is the back-to-back Northern California Football Student Section Champions!

2. Folsom Dogpack 

The Dogpack is a one-of-a-kind Student Section. It helps to have a consistent powerhouse on the field as it build attraction to attend. It’s not like the Dogpack needs it, they go wild regardless!

3. Oak Ridge O-Zone

The O-Zone rocked it! I enjoyed the photos of their many themes including their Red, White and Blue theme. The O-Zone can rock any theme!

4. Vista del Lago Blue Crew

The Blue Crew really loves their powder toss. It’s a messy, but very fun crew that can battle with some of the nation’s best!

5. Granite Bay Den

Well, the Grizzly Den stays fit while cheering on their football team! They had other themes this year, but the neon/80s themes are always a win!

6. De La Salle 12th Man

7. Central Grizzly Den

8. Buchanan Red Riot

9. Rocklin Storm

10. Laguna Creek Cardinal Crew

11. Turlock Dogpound

12. Clayton Valley

13. Summerville

14. Twelve Bridges Crash Pit 

15. Placer Goldmine

16. Christian Brothers Mob

17. Jesuit

18. Clovis West 

19. Whitney X-Factor

20. Enterprise Maniacs 

21. Wheatland Blue Wave

22. Pleasant Valley Rowdy Boys

23. Cardinal Newman

24. Roseville Tiger Cage

25. Matilda Torres 

26. Justin Garza

27. Menlo-Atherton 12th Man

28. U Prep Cage

29. Chico Red Zone 

30. Maryville Orange Nation

31. Ponderosa Loud Crowd

32. Elk Grove

33. Woodcreek Wolfpack

34. Lincoln Zoo

35. Serra

36. Clovis East

37. Pittsburg

38. Gridley Dawgpound

39. Pioneer Black Out Crew 

40. Madera South 

HONORABLE MENTION: Sutter Dogpound, Colusa, Clovis North Stable, Alisal, St. Ignatius