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 West Virginia.

We are getting to know this state and their amazing Student Sections more and more this fall. This state is deep in school spirit. Should be a fun battle for first place.

Last season, Martinsburg Dog Pound took the title as the best Student Section in West Virginia. The Dogpound is amazing and solid on social media, but this state just got better as we discovered so many amazing Student Sections in this state. This will be tougher than before for the Dogpound to repeat as state champs!

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 West Virginia, it’s the John Marshall. This is a very rowdy Student Section that can contend with the best of them. You don’t want to go easy on these kids.

Can John Marshall be on top in the Mountain State? Let’s find out.


  1. Musselman Maniacs

This Student Section is a Maniac when it comes to showing off their school spirit on social media. With a Student Section like the Musselman Maniacs, it is no wonder why they show it off. They can hang with the best of them in this state.

  1. Morgantown Rowdie Society 
  2. Martinsburg Dog Pound
  3. Herbert Hoover Dawgpound
  4. John Marshall
  5. Parkersburg South Psychos
  6. Cabell Midland
  7. Wheeling Park Pit
  8. Spring Valley Wolf Pack
  9. Wyoming East New Richmond Rowdies
  10. Huntington Drew Crew
  11. Tug Valley
  12. University Zoo
  13. Roane County Riot
  14. Hurricane Crazy Canes
  15. Parkersburg
  16. Poca
  17. Woodrow Wilson
  18. Williamstown Chop House
  19. Hedgesville
  20. Linsly
  21. Rock Ridge Hype Squad
  22. Bridgeport
  23. George Washington
  24. Wahama
  25. Fairmont Loop Park
  26. Capital Cougar Gang
  27. Wilson Eagle Army
  28. South Charleston Orange Nation
  29. Wirt County

HONORABLE MENTION: Princeton, Buckhannon-Upshur, Keyser, Chapmanville Regional, Independence