CBS had a rather detailed article on trends in the attendance this year. Many have spoken of the recent downturn in attendance, but this puts some figures to this tendency. Virginia Tech averaged 61,157 down 4% from 2013
-Ohio State, which averaged 106,296 fans, ended Michigan's 16-year run atop the attendance leaders. Michigan dropped to third at 104,909 behind No. 2 Texas A&M (105,123).
-The biggest increases among Power Five schools: Texas A&M (21 percent), Maryland (14 percent), LSU (11 percent), Mississippi State (10 percent), Rutgers (9 percent), Florida State (9 percent) and UCLA (nine percent). Texas A&M, LSU and Mississippi State expanded their stadiums this season. Maryland and Rutgers were new Big Ten members.
-The biggest decreases in the Power Five: Purdue (28 percent), Pittsburgh (17 percent), Virginia (15 percent
Kansas (10 percent), Arizona State (9 percent) and Oklahoma State (8 percent).
-Major college football home attendance in 2014 dipped to its lowest average in 14 years as many schools continue to struggle to fill seats.
Football Bowl Subdivision crowds for home games averaged 43,483 fans per game, down 4 percent from 2013 and the lowest since 42,631 in 2000, according to a CBSSports.com analysis of NCAA attendance data. This marked the sixth straight season crowds were below 46,000 since they peaked at 46,456 in 2008.