December 12, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) types on the computer for Twitter during media day at the Golden State Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Hurricanes: Social Media Top 25


Through social media, us as sports fans are able to visit websites, blogs and many other online communities (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) to view facts, opinions, ideas and videos of our favorite teams with just the tip of our finger.

Of the major social media sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr (I have no idea what Tumblr is – help me out) a study done by CreatingResults.com showed that 83% of 18-29 year olds use the aforementioned sites.  77% of 30-49 year-olds use the various social media sites, followed by 52% of those in the age group 50-64 and just 32% of individuals who are 65+.

The Auburn Official Athletic Site recently ranked which NCAA teams receive the most traffic based upon official pages, feeds and channels.  Here are their results:

Facebook Top 25 (Fans)

  • 1. Ohio State – 1, 347, 387
  • 2. Florida – 1,088,555
  • 3. Texas – 1,049,710
  • 4. Alabama – 745,688
  • 5. North Carolina – 690,089
  • 6. Kentucky – 677,899
  • 7. Oregon – 508,818
  • 8. Wisconsin – 498,100
  • 9. Georgia – 492,873
  • 10. Michigan State – 437,499
  • 25. Miami (Fla.) – 205, 625

Twitter Top 25 (Followers)

  • 1. Nebraska – 88,974
  • 2. Florida – 81,718
  • 3. Alabama – 78,851
  • 4. Georgia – 78,190
  • 5. Kansas – 61,855
  • 6. Kentucky – 61,358
  • 7. Oklahoma – 57,045
  • 8. Iowa – 51,145
  • 9. Notre Dame – 50,755
  • 10. Oregon – 47,512
  • 18. Miami (Fla.) – 32,517

YouTube Top 25 (Subscribers)

  • 1. Oregon – 15,940
  • 2. Notre Dame – 12,145
  • 3. Miami (Fla.) – 8,510
  • 4. California – 7,576
  • 5. USC – 6,801
  • 6. Auburn – 6,559
  • 7. Texas A&M – 6,419
  • 8. Kentucky – 6,336
  • 9. South Carolina – 6,231
  • 10. LSU – 6,071

Was your team left out of the top 10?  Click here to see where they ranked.

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  • http://www.MatureMarketingMatters.com/ Erin Read (Ruddick)

    Hey, Matthew! Thanks for linking to our Creating Results blog. The data you referenced actually comes from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The only credit we get is for the pass!

    FYI, Tumblr is basically a blogging platform. But the posts are short-form and there’s more social to it. It’s kind of like a Facebook and WordPress had a baby. A VERY chatty baby.