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New map says Illinois has the most diverse college football allegiances

USA Today

Football season is back, and what better way to celebrate than with a heated argument over rivalries? A new map from USA Today breaks down college football allegiances based on who likes a team’s official Facebook page.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Illinois is the most diverse. Across the state’s 102 counties, 10 different teams from the Top 25 are represented. Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan are among the schools represented, and while the University of Illinois isn’t represented by he Top 25, it’s probably safe to say the vast swaths of gray in the heart of the state are fans of the Fighting Illini.

though this dubious study doesn’t have the University of Illinois in the Top 25, so take it with a grain of salt.

Either way, it’s some food for thought/ammunition as you head off to Labor Day BBQs.

[Via USA Today]