In 2015, yours truly began covering Student Sections in Orange County, California. We expanded to Southern California in 2017 and two years ago, we added four more states and added 15 more states. We went to 40 states last fall.
This last winter, we went to all 50 states. No one has ever done that before…until now!
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.
We continue with the 2023 Football Student Section Season with a preview of Alabama.
One of my favorite states when it comes to school spirit. Well-mannered Student Section leaders which blows my mind being how completive these kids get in the stands. This state has a lot of insane Student Sections. Makes me want to say WAR EAGLE! (Sorry to my Roll Tide friends, I’m an Auburn fan.)
Last season, the Auburn Unit took the title as the best Student Section in Alabama. The Unit had to battle for the top spot with the Hoover Boneyard. It was close and the Unit will have to battle with more than Hoover. So many Student Sections will battle for the top spot.
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 Alabama, it’s the Tuscaloosa. We ranked Tuscaloosa low in the basketball Student Section rankings this summer and we heard them loud and clear. We expect them to show us that they’re Top 5-10 material.
Can the Tuscaloosa be on the top in the Yellowhammer State? Let’s find out.
2023 ALABAMA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 40 PRESEASON RANKINGS
- Auburn Unit
It will be tough to repeat and so far we have yet to hear from the Unit, but if they start showing up and showing off their school spirit, they have a solid shot at repeating as State Champs!
- Hoover Boneyard
- Thompson War Zone
- Vestavia Hills Jungle
- Central Red Wave
- Hewitt-Trussville Dog Pound
- Dothan Wolfpack
- Gardendale Launch Pad
- Cullman Chaos
- Clay Chalksville Blue Crew
- Gadsden City Storm
- Mountain Brook Spartan Nation
- Muscle Shoals
- Spanish Fort
- Pelham Jungle
- Baker Hooligans
- Pinson Valley
- Bob Jones
- Oak Mountain
- Choctaw County
- Minor Mayhem
- Spain Park
- Blairwood Christian
- Mortimer Jordan
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