Alabama and Clemson meet tonight in the College Football Championship, a rematch of last season’s playoff final. Alabama, the undefeated powerhouse, is the reigning champion and has four titles in the last eight years. The Tigers of Clemson are looking to avenge last season’s 45-40 loss.
Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide is undefeated, led by freshman QB Jalen Hurts and one of the nation’s stingiest defenses. They dispatched Washington in the semifinals.
Clemson, who were a last second field goal and a one-point loss to Pitt away from their own perfect season, beat Ohio State 31-0 in their semifinal matchup to reach the final. Junior QB Deshaun Watson, a lottery pick favorite for the NFL draft this spring, leads the Tiger offense.
Both wildly popular teams, we have broken down some sales data to see which way all fifty states lean based off the fan gear they have bought. Top selling school by state since semifinal games show a country divided.Which school is most popular in your state?
The Crimson Tide expectedly lead in Alabama and Clemson is the leader in its home state of South Carolina. Others state swing either way;
- Alabama leads in total sales, though it’s close, but Clemson is the top team in more states, 26 to 24.
- Clemson is the top team in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, though neighboring Georgia favors Alabama.
- Clemson is also king in the western states, from Arizona up through the high plains states all the way to Oregon.
- Alabama is top in populous Texas, California, and Florida, but Clemson takes New York.