The time has come to start ranking 50 states that we covered this football season. 

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

We had 10 Student Section of the Week winners in North Dakota and that helped us determine who had the best Student Section and which ones 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 it 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.

This is our second year covering Football Student Sections in North Dakota, so we hope we were accurate.

I feel like we haven’t gotten a solid grasp of North Dakota Student Sections yet, but we have noticed more Student Sections in this state, so we hope to be more accurate.

The North Dakota Football Student Section Champion will move on to Regionals in hopes to get the National Championship banner as voting will now get involved!

So, let’s see who made the list and who is the best in the Peace Garden State.


  1. Red River

This Student Section really loves using the selfie stick, but you would too if you had a solid Student Section like Red River. It seemed like every week they had one selfie followed by amazing photos of the Student Section. Well marketed and from the looks of it, a fun Student Section. Red River heads to Regionals, but for now they are the 2023 North Dakota Football Student Section of the Year!

  1. Bismarck

Bismarck impressed me and they were close when it came to the top spot. Doesn’t matter what sport it is, this Student Section will show up and go nuts!

  1. Minot

Minot can pack the stands and are into the game based off the photos. Opposing teams will have a tough time when they sea of Maroon in the stands.

  1. Central Cass

Central Cass got off to a great start and stayed the course as they battled with the best in the state when it came to school spirit.

  1. Legacy

Legacy social media game was on point and they love to show off their Student Section when they are inside a gym or outside in a stadium!

  1. West Fargo Pack
  2. Jamestown
  3. Shanley
  4. Dickinson
  5. Kindred
  6. Hazen
  7. Fargo South
  8. Lisbon
  9. Fargo Davies
  10. Sheyenne
  11. Beulah
  12. Grand Forks
  13. Century
  14. Bottineau
  15. Langdon