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(OT) Which university has the largest twitter following?
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(OT) Which university has the largest twitter following?
extracted the number of followers for each school's
general twitter account
+ athletic department twitter account
+ football twitter account
+ men's basketball twitter account
to get the number of twitter followers. This is a rudimentary approach to determine fanbase size. The following link shows the current (1/1/2020) twitter followers for most fbs schools. Please indicate if a twitter account in the link is incorrect or provide all 4 twitter accounts to include an additional school.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1...edit#gid=0
01-09-2020 10:39 AM
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Interesting that Duke is number 1.
01-09-2020 11:30 AM
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This list is top 70. All 65 power schools plus Connecticut (American > Big East/Independent), BYU (WCC/Independent), Army (Patriot/Independent), Navy (Patriot/American), and Air Force (Mt West.) I don't think there is any surprise with those 5.
01-09-2020 12:03 PM
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Just a few months ago a Carolina fan on this message board mentioned that Duke had the largest Twitter following, even more than a few NBA teams. Yes, it is quite surprising.
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RE: (OT) Which university has the largest twitter following?
Virginia Tech Football Twitter account is https://twitter.com/HokiesFB Which has 179,027 followers, not 0 as mentioned in the spreadsheet.
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(01-09-2020 12:49 PM)ChrisLords Wrote:  Virginia Tech Football Twitter account is https://twitter.com/HokiesFB Which has 179,027 followers, not 0 as mentioned in the spreadsheet.

Some probably looked at the wrong account.

https://twitter.com/vt_football is a protected account.

https://twitter.com/HokiesFB is the REAL football account (for fans)

TBH, Virginia Tech has too many twitter accounts.
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Thanks for the correction, updated VT football. Also added MWC & AAC teams.
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Here are Troy University's Twitter accounts (Troy is a member of the Sunbelt Conference):
General Twitter account: @ TroyUnews 25.1k followers
Athletics account: @TroyAthletics 16.2 k followers
Football account: @TroyTrojansFB 32.6 k followers
Men's basketball account: @TroyTrojansMBB 6,404 followers
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