SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – This weekend, the highly-anticipated NFL 2022 draft will occur in Las Vegas, Nevada. Perhaps its largest viewership will come from the most NFL-obsessed state in America.
It might surprise you that the top state is not Texas, not Massachusetts, or Wisconsin, but North Dakota, don’tcha know. In an analysis by odds comparison experts sidelines.io, North Dakota beat out Green Bay’s Wisconsin and football-obsessed Ohio State for the top spot.
But according to The Bleacher Report, Fargo is actually “football central,” home to the greatest college football dynasty of this century, North Dakota State, with football fans like no other.
The ranking of the Most Obsessed NFL States in America is based on an analysis of data from Google Trends, scoring each state out of 100 based on its search levels for NFL, NFL Draft, and NFL combined.
Considering North Dakota is the 48th least populous state or territory in America, its highest number of NFL-related searches is even more impressive.
South Dakota also made the top ten list, coming in at number 6, right behind Pennsylvania and one ahead of neighboring Iowa.