Michigan Football Led NCAA In Attendance For A Third Straight Year Loading... MLive You are signed in as Loading... Edit Public Profile Sign Out The Ann Arbor News The Bay City Times The Flint Journal The Grand Rapids Press Jackson Citizen Patriot Kalamazoo Gazette Muskegon Chronicle The Saginaw News Michigan Change Region >Michigan football led NCAA in attendance for a third straight year Updated February 13, 2018 at 4:56 PM; Posted February 13, 2018 at 4:55 PM Michigan totaled 1,140,358 fans during its 13-game season, good for sixth nationally. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com) By Aaron McMann email@example.com Michigan football is on top for a third straight season when it comes to home attendance. The Wolverines averaged 111,589 fans per game at Michigan Stadium in 2017, topping fellow Big Ten schools Ohio State and Penn State, according to numbers released Tuesday by the NCAA. Michigan totaled 669,534 fans during its six-game home schedule, according to the NCAA, including a season-high 112,432 during its Oct. 7 game against Michigan State. It's been three straight years now -- since Jim Harbaugh took over as head coach -- Michigan has led the nation in football attendance. The Wolverines averaged 110,468 fans per home game in 2016 and 110,168 in 2015. Michigan Stadium lists capacity at 107,601 fans. SEE: NCAA's attendance numbers for football in 2017 This comes as average football attendance among all Football Bowl Subdivision schools drops. In 2017, FBS schools averaged 42,108 fans per game, a decrease of 962 from 2016. When you factor in total attendance, including all home, road and neutral-site games, Michigan ranked sixth among all FBS schools with 1,140,358 during its 12-game regular season schedule and the Outback Bowl. Ohio State was No. 1, edging out Georgia and Alabama. By conference, the Big Ten finished second, averaging 66,227 fans per game. The SEC averaged 75,074 fans. Michigan went 8-5 during the 2017 season, including 5-2 at home.