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RE: Smallest and largest cities in the P5
Madison Metro - 650K
Syracuse Metro - 662K
Blacksburg Metro - 162K
Pullman-Moscow ID - 86K
Waco Metro - 270K
Champangne-Urbana 231K
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RE: Smallest and largest cities in the P5
(11-15-2020 09:01 AM)schmolik Wrote:  
(11-14-2020 01:57 PM)Renandpat Wrote:  Manhattan KS, Ames, IA, West Lafayette IN, Corvallis OR, Iowa City, IA and Champaign IL are all less than 150K populations with a P5 university. Stanford, CA is not a municipality, just a CDP, so that should not account according to me

(11-14-2020 09:47 PM)whittx Wrote:  
(11-14-2020 10:10 AM)westwolf Wrote:  
(11-14-2020 10:05 AM)sugarbuzz Wrote:  Los Angeles (UCLA/USC)-3.9 million
Austin (Texas)-978k
Fort Worth (TCU)-909k
Columbus (OSU)-898k
Seattle (Washington)-753k
Boston (BC)-692k
Nashville (Vandy)-670k
Louisville (UL)-617k
Tucson (Arizona)-548k
Atlanta (GT)-506k

Clemson (Clemson)-17,500
Starkville (Miss St)-26,500
Oxford (Ole Miss)-28,000
Morgantown (WVU)-30,500
College Park (Maryland)-32,000
Pullman (WSU)-34,500
State College (PSU)-42,000
Blacksburg (VT)-44,000
Charlottesville (UVA)-47,200
East Lansing (Mich St)-48,000

That's just within city limits. THE SMSA (area) populations of Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, DC far exceed Austin.

Clemson is really an extension of Upstate South Carolina. While relatively self contained, it us close enough to Greenville and Anderson to be part of their orbit too. Places like Starkville, Pullman, or State College are college towns surrounded by fields.

College Park is basically in the DC area. It really shouldn't be on any tiny population list.

I've spent four years in Urbana/Champaign, IL and two years in State College, PA. They are in the middle of nowhere but they are in Illinois and Pennsylvania respectively and get many of their students from big cities/suburban areas like the Chicago, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh areas. Charlottesville of course comes from Virginia and I'm guessing draws from the DC area as does Virginia Tech. Then you have Clemson which is from a tiny state and isn't close to anywhere (about 150 miles from Charlotte and Atlanta but that's pushing it). Oxford is from a tiny state but is about 86 miles from Memphis.

But the award for the most irrelevant college town in P5? Starkville. Irrelevant state and nowhere near any relevant city. They really should be an FCS team, definitely not in the #1 conference.


Just like Univ of Maryland is basically in DC, Boulder, Colorado is basically a suburb of Denver.
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