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 Connecticut.

For a state that is new to our website, we are noticing more and more solid Student Section that it is looking like this state is going to be one of our better states when it comes to school spirit.

Last winter, Notre Dame Green Machine took the title as the best Student Section in Connecticut. There’s a strong chance the Green Machine will be the best this football season. A solid and crazy Student Section that never takes a break.

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 Connecticut, it’s the Ellington Kingdom. This is a small Student Section, but they can hang with the best of them. They can battle for the top spot.

Can the Kingdom be on top in the Constitution State? Let’s find out.


  1. Notre Dame Green Machine

Green Machine is an insane Student Section that goes over the top. While we may not know a whole lot about the Student Sections in this state and we will find some of the best in this state as we get into the football season, but we feel that this is the best of the best in Connecticut.

  1. East Haven Hive
  2. North Haven Tribe
  3. Ellington Kingdom
  4. West Haven
  5. Platt Panther Pack
  6. Warde Stampede
  7. Conard Red Zone
  8. Cromwell Mob
  9. Newtown
  10. Brookfield Bomb Squad
  11. Danbury
  12. Ridgefield Tigers Lair
  13. Windsor Locks Ship
  14. Cheshire
  15. Norwich Free Academy 
  16. Sacred Heart
  17. Newington Storm
  18. New Britain 
  19. Greenwich
  20. Griswold 
  21. Fitch
  22. New London
  23. Northwest Catholic 
  24. New Canaan
  25. East Catholic 
  26. St. Bernard
  27. Kolbe-Cathedral 
  28. Windham
  29. Staples
  30. Notre Dame Catholic 
  31. Bloomfield
  32. Holy Cross
  33. Hillhouse
  34. Shelton
  35. Wilbur Cross
  36. Weaver
  37. Berlin
  38. St. Joseph
  39. Naugatuck

HONORABLE MENTION: Maloney, Darien, Masuk, New Milford, Wilton