Is NFL football bigger than college?

In overall circumference, college footballs can be up to 1 1/4 inches smaller than NFL footballs. … At the widest point of the ball, the circumference is 27 3/4 inches to 28 1/2 inches in college and 28 inches to 28 1/2 inches in the NFL.

So why is the NFL still more popular than college football? First of all, it’s not a huge difference. A Gallup poll in 2017 gave a list of sports and asked respondents to say whether they were a fan of each one. Fifty-seven percent said they were fans of professional football*, and college football was 56 percent.

Methodology

State Rank: Love to Watch Sports on TV Favorite Sport
West Virginia 1 Football
Wyoming 2 Football
Pennsylvania 3 Football
North Dakota 4 Football

Who has the most fans in college football?

Among football fans the most popular teams in order are…

  • Ohio State.
  • Notre Dame.
  • Penn State.
  • Alabama.
  • Florida.
  • Texas.
  • Michigan.
  • LSU.
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