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Boston College Fans Ranked #96 Among NCAA Fanbases In Social Media Usage

#BCEagles #TwitterFAIL
#BCEagles #TwitterFAIL

The website Sports Fan Graph tracks Twitter followers and Facebook 'Likes' for different college athletics programs and conferences. Boston College currently ranks 96th behind such college athletics powerhouses as the Rhode Island Rams (86) -- which play FCS football -- and the Georgia State Panthers (88), which started playing FCS football just last season.

In the ACC, BC was only ranked higher than Virginia Tech and Virginia, whose ADs apparently never saw the movie The Social Network, and Maryland, which despite having, like, invented the search engine, doesn't have a Twitter account or Facebook page listed on the site.

Seriously though ... 96th?! This is fixable, people.

All you have to do is start following @bcsportsnews on Twitter and 'like' Boston College Athletics on Facebook (and hell, while you are at it, be sure to follow us on Twitter, and 'like' us on Facebook too). Each Superfan that does this will improve BC's standings by 2 whole points! We are gunning for you, TCU. You can kiss 95th place goodbye, silly Horned Frogs.

Complete rankings for the ACC programs below (stats as of this writing).

Rank Team Twitter Facebook Total
9 North Carolina Tar Heels 7,167 230,326 237,493
26 Miami Hurricanes 10,225 90,811 101,036
29 Florida St. Seminoles 7,066 89,952 97,018
32 Duke Blue Devils 2,167 77,581 79,748
45 Atlantic Coast Conference 10,403 28,711 39,114
53 N.C. State Wolfpack 4,375 24,777 29,152
55 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 8,645 18,678 27,323
70 Clemson Tigers 3,653 13,381 17,034
85 Wake Forest Demon Deacons 0 12,219 12,219
96 Boston College Eagles 2,440 8,301 10,741
128 Virginia Tech Hokies 4,322 0 4,322
129 Virginia Cavaliers 4,284 0 4,284

HT: The (apparently) much more social media savvy Syracuse Orange