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Georgia State Cements Itself Among State's Big Three -- Online, At Least

Georgia State has had the most momentous 13-month period that a first year football program could ask for. National recognition on ESPN the Magazine, local coverage that has aggravated neighboring schools and a winning record in year one. Now an increasing social media presence is continuing to bring new eyes to the downtown Atlanta campus.

Upon kicking off the Panthers football program, the athletics department identified a need to flood the market with a social media presence. The hard work has paid off as Sports Fan Graphs, which tracks Twitter and Facebook, ranks Georgia State No. 88 on their Top 100 list of colleges athletic programs and conferences with 11,925 combined Twitter followers and Facebook fans.

Georgia Tech holds in-state bragging rights over the University of Georgia in this race, as the Jackets ring in with 27,323 at No. 55, while the Dawgs are listed with 26,243 at No. 58. 

No other state of Georgia school was listed, and the onlyother non-FBS schools were included in the list were Butler, Rhode Island, Grand Valley State and Montana.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.