Georgia Races To Top Of Most Followed Twitter Accounts

Georgia Races To Top Of Most Followed Twitter Accounts

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Georgia Races To Top Of Most Followed Twitter Accounts


It is well documented that Georgia has the best-traveling fan base in U.S. sports. From annually placing 42,000 in Jacksonville’s Everbank Field for the Georgia-Florida game, to taking over Notre Dame Stadium and the Rose Bowl last season, no one follows their team like DawgNation.

In the social media world, DawgNation also dominates NCAA football. The importance of social media in college football can not be overstated. From recruiting to promoting a program’s brand, the social media phenomenon has changed the way coaches recruit and communicate.

Twitter is the leading social media platform college athletic programs utilize. Georgia’s account, @FootballUGA, with 906,000 followers, leads all NCAA programs. Clemson and Michigan follow the Dawgs.

In college sports, Duke basketball is the nation’s leading Twitter account, with 2.2 million followers.  In U.S. sports, the Los Angeles Lakers’ 7.2 million followers top Twitter. The New England Patriots’ 4.3 million followers are the most in football.

Spanish La Liga superpower Real Madrid leads all teams worldwide in terms of Twitter followers, with 30.7 million. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo of Italian Serie A Juventus (formerly of Real Madrid) leads all athletes with 73.9 million followers.

However, they are all dwarfed by entertainer (and ESPN GameDay’s all-time best guest), Katy Perry’s 106.8 million followers.

As a side note, @UGAFootballLive is the most followed independent college football Twitter account in the nation, with 111,200 active followers. The Duke Chronicle’s (Duke’s independent student newspaper) @DukeBasketball account, which has 136,400 followers, is college basketball’s largest independent account. 

Following are top 10 NCAA football Twitter accounts:

1. Georgia – 906,000

2. Clemson – 896,000

3. Michigan – 841,000

4. Alabama – 838,000

5. LSU – 631,000

6. Tennessee – 589,000

7. Notre Dame – 546,000

8. Oklahoma – 523,000

9. Michigan State – 396,000

10. Florida State – 376,400

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