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 12 Student Section of the Week winners in NorCal 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 third year covering Football Student Sections in Northern California and were still discovering Student Sections.

This state has a lot of equal talent as far as Student Sections this season. the Top 5-10 Student Sections definitely had a say for Number One.

What really helped us was NorCal Student Sections (@norcalstudentsections on Instagram). They seem to have a good grasp of the Student Section scene in Northern California. Give them a follow!

Another person to follow is @leniepictures on Instagram. A huge help this fall in NorCal.

The Northern California 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 NorCal.


  1. Vista del Lago Blue Crew

The Blue Crew crushed it this season. This Student Section always crushes it, but this season they get their reward. It is not an easy thing to be the best in NorCal and especially when the last two years were one by the same Student Section. Packed stands every week and the themes were on point. Such a rowdy Student Section and we’ll see how they’ll fare in Regionals and Nationals, but for now, the Vista del Lago is the 2023 Northern California Football Student Section of the Year!

  1. Laguna Creek Cardinal Crew

What a huge improvement from the Cardinal Crew. They wanted to be the best and acted like the best. They also marketed like the best on social media, showing off their Student Section on the daily. I have so much respect for the Cardinal Crew.

  1. Folsom Dog Pack

It seems like the Dog Pack is a lock Top 5 every season. Always a fantastic Student Section. They will take the Top spot next Fall. I can see it, but it will be a tough task, better get the Dawgs on this.

  1. Del Oro Blackhole

It is tough to get a threepeat going and more so in NorCal, but the Blackhole is still respected. One of the wild ones is definitely Del Oro.

  1. Woodcreek Wolfpack

This Student Section is well respected by other Student Sections and they showed off their school spirit very well this fall. A huge improvement social media wise.

  1. Twelve Bridges Crash Pit
  1. Rocklin Storm
  1. Enterprise Maniacs
  1. Chico Red Zone
  1. Central Grizzly Den
  1. St. Ignatius
  2. Christian Brothers Mob
  3. De La Salle 12th Man
  4. Clayton Valley
  5. Granite Bay Den
  6. Justin Garza
  7. Matilda Torres
  8. Madera South 
  9. Cardinal Newman
  10. Yuba City Mob
  11. Serra
  12. Whitney X-Factor
  13. Foothill Jungle
  14. Menlo-Atherton 12th Man
  15. U-Prep Rage Cage
  16. Shasta Pit
  17. Oak Ridge O-Zone
  18. San Ramon Valley
  19. Turlock Dogpound
  20. Ponderosa Loud Crowd
  21. Wheatland Blue Crew
  22. Pleasant Valley Rowdy Boys
  23. Corning Cardinal Crew
  24. Sutter Dawg Pound
  25. Summerville
  26. Las Plumas
  27. Buchanan Red Riot
  28. Placer Goldmine
  29. Pittsburg
  30. Clovis West 

HONORABLE MENTION: Gridley Dawg Pound,Colusa Red Zone, River Valley Freaks, Pierce, Roseville Tiger Cage