Look carefully at this graphic ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted out Thursday afternoon.
Map of most popular college football teams by state based on sales to that state on eBay pic.twitter.com/liv7M0zcHi
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 15, 2016
The graphic shows that Iowa is the most popular college football team based on sales from eBay in four different states, including Big Ten neighbors Nebraska and Minnesota.
Don’t get your Huskers in a bunch, Big Red. See that asterisk at the bottom?
(*Based off the top 25 college football teams from the AP Poll Week 2)
That makes a little more sense, doesn’t it? It also makes this a largely pointless graphic for Big Ten fans.
Ohio State claims the most states of the four Big Ten schools represented, with West Virginia, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada joining the Buckeye state in donning scarlet and grey.
Michigan claims its home state along with Maine and Wyoming, while Wisconsin is the lone state claimed by the Badgers.
In addition to Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota, the Hawkeyes also sell well in South Dakota.