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Discover Fan Loyalty Poll: Loyalty And Pride Run Less Than Skin Deep: Tattoos Are Taboo For Most College Football Fans

College football fans across the country will be showing their team pride and spirit this weekend by wearing colors and logos of their favorite teams, flying school flags at their homes or putting window decals on their cars. But this week’s Discover Fan Loyalty poll shows college football fans’ support and pride runs less than skin deep when it comes to tattoos.

In the fourth week of Discover’s national survey designed to gauge college football fan loyalty, fans were questioned whether they have or would consider getting a tattoo in honor of their favorite college football team, such as a logo, mascot or motto. Only 8 percent said they have or would consider getting a tattoo, while 91 percent were against it.

A closer look at the numbers suggests PAC-12 fans are more likely to bleed their school colors than fans of other conferences. Nineteen percent of PAC-12 fans said they have or would consider getting a tattoo followed by:

  • Big 12, 15 percent
  • SEC, 10 percent
  • Big East, 9 percent
  • ACC, 6 percent
  • Big 10, 3 percent

Those who have, or are considering a tattoo won’t be shy about showing off a Georgia Bulldog, Sparty the Spartan, or a big Texas Longhorn on their bodies. Fifty-seven percent said they would wear their tattoos proudly where it can be seen by friends and family. Thirty-eight percent would choose a discreet spot where it is covered by clothing.

For the fourth week in a row, Alabama retained the top spot as the fans’ choice for the best team in the country with 43 percent of the vote, but new teams entered the poll this week. Kansas State and Stanford are first timers in this week’s poll, while Oklahoma, who lost to Kansas State last week, and West Virginia dropped out of the poll. Following Alabama are:

  • Oregon, 11 percent
  • Louisiana State University, 7 percent
  • Florida St. 6 percent
  • Kansas St., 3 percent
  • Georgia, 3 percent
  • South Carolina, 1 percent
  • Stanford 1 percent
  • Some other team, 16 percent
  • Not sure, 8 percent

The 15-week Discover Fan Loyalty Poll is conducted by Rasmussen Reports, a nationally recognized leader in polling, who gathers sentiment by phone from 800 college football fans who follow games at least once per week on television, radio, in person or online.

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