A profoundly interesting statistical analysis of the fan base of various teams and conferences. The conclusion? The Big 10 is the most popular, and Iowa is one of the top 15 most popular teams in the country, beating out the majority of the SEC teams. The Big 10 owes its position to a combination of legendary programs and large markets. The SEC is a close, but not too close, second, with high avidity in small-to-mid-sized markets. This really goes to show how well-run the SEC and Big 10 are. Only a stable fanbase like this could justify a business venture like the Big 10 Network. Check the links to the CommonCensus NCAA Football Fan map, too!