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 Minnesota.
We have noticed a lot of amazing Student Sections in Minnesota. It will be difficult to figure out where to rank the best of the best in this state.
Last season, Minnetonka Blue Crew took the title as the best Student Section in Minnesota. There’s a strong chance the Blue Crew can repeat. They even took the Basketball Student Section title in Minnesota last winter. Blue Crew doesn’t like sharing.
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 Minnesota, it’s the Albert Lea. This is a small Student Section, but they can hang with the best of them. They can battle for the top spot.
Can Albert Lea be on top in the North Star State? Let’s find out.
2023 MINNESOTA FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 40 PRESEASON RANKINGS
- Cloquet Crazies
The Crazies are popping up on social media more and more this football season. Cloquet really wants the top spot in Minnesota this fall and it shows!
- Manako West
- Minnetonka Blue Crew
- Albert Lea
- Hutchinson Hutch Hype
- Rocori Ratpack
- Elk River
- Eden Prairie Nest
- Andover Huskey Nation
- Lakeville South
- Maple Grove Party Zone
- Shakopee Sabers Pack
- Fergus Falls Gold Rush
- Bryon Black Hole
- Eagan Pit
- Willmar Red Sea
- Champlin 12th Man
- Blaine Bengal Nation
- Burnsville Superfans
- Becker Superfans
- Forest Lake
HONORABLE MENTION: Robbinsdale Armstrong, Triton, Lakeville North, Chaska, St. Louis Park