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 Ohio.

Ohio is one of those states where they take pride in school spirit. A lot of great Student Sections in this states, but we don’t see them as much as we like.

Last season, the St. Edward’s Madhouse took the title as the best Student Section in Ohio. This is a solid Student Section, but we see Student Sections in this state that interact with us that want this top spot. It would be tough to just skip them for St. Edward’s again.

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 Ohio, it’s Kings Red Sea. The Red Sea consistently show off their school spirit and they will be serious contenders.

Can Kings sneak in as the best in the Buckeye state? Let’s find out.


  1. Springfield Den

This will be tough for the Den with a lot of great Student Sections behind them, but the Den has shown several times that they are the top dawg in Ohio. I expect the same this season.

  1. Wilmington
  2. St. Edward Madhouse
  3. Springboro Blue Crew
  4. Kings Red Sea
  5. Lincoln Lions Den
  6. Chaminade Julienne
  7. Miamisburg Ship
  8. Fairfield Tribe
  9. Loveland
  10. Madison Plains Flock
  11. Fairview
  12. New Albany
  13. Olentangy Berlin 
  14. Canal Winchester 
  15. Lakota West Red Sea
  16. Lebanon
  17. Centerville
  18. Maryville
  19. Twin Valley South
  20. Trotwood-Madison
  21. Archbishop Hoban
  22. Glenville
  23. Wayne Train
  24. Northmont
  25. Fairmont
  26. Edison
  27. Mentor Nest
  28. Medina Swarm
  29. Tipp City
  30. Olentangy Wickiup 
  31. Grove Dawgpound 
  32. Twinsburg Paint Crew
  33. St. Xavier
  34. Avon Nest
  35. Midview Middle Nation 
  36. Mason Black Hole
  37. Lake Catholic Jungle
  38. Stow-Munroe Falls
  39. Mount Vernon Hive