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.


  1. 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!

  1. Mahtomedi
  2. Manako West
  3. Minnetonka Blue Crew 
  4. Albert Lea
  5. Hutchinson Hutch Hype
  6. Rocori Ratpack
  7. Elk River
  8. Eden Prairie Nest
  9. Andover Huskey Nation
  10. Wayzata
  11. Lakeville South
  12. Bemidji
  13. Maple Grove Party Zone
  14. Rogers
  15. Shakopee Sabers Pack
  16. Caledonia
  17. Waconia
  18. Fergus Falls Gold Rush 
  19. Brainerd
  20. Bryon Black Hole 
  21. Eagan Pit
  22. Willmar Red Sea
  23. Minneota
  24. Chanhassen
  25. Champlin 12th Man
  26. Cooper
  27. Rosemount
  28. Chaska
  29. Stewartville
  30. Blaine Bengal Nation
  31. Burnsville Superfans
  32. Becker Superfans 
  33. Barnesville
  34. Annandale
  35. Chatfield
  36. Forest Lake
  37. Century
  38. Hill-Murray
  39. Esko

HONORABLE MENTION: Robbinsdale Armstrong, Triton, Lakeville North, Chaska, St. Louis Park