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Two Big East schools find themselves in Top 25 in average attendance

The season averages for attendance came out on Thursday and two Big East schools found themselves in the Top 25, while a former Big East powerhouse stands at No. 1.

Eric Francis

The Creighton Bluejays and Marquette Golden Eagles were the No. 5 and the No. 14th best in attendance averages during the 2013-14 season according to a press release issued by the NCAA.

The Sporting News also reported that former Big East powerhouse Syracuse led the nation in average attendance last year. Orange fans packed the Carrier Dome at a clip of 26,243 for 18 home games, including their spectacular showing of 35,446 on Feb. 1, 2014 for their memorable clash with the Duke Blue Devils.

Rupp Arena, the home of the Kentucky Wildcats finished second with an average of 22,964. Finishing out the Top 5 were Louisville, North Carolina, and finally Creighton whose arena resembles that of an NBA-style venue. So in that regard, it's no surprise that the rowdy Bluejay fans in Omaha were able to pack CenturyLink Center Omaha to the gills this season to see Doug McDermott's final hurrah in the state of Nebraska.

The full list went as followed:

  1. Syracuse Orange
  2. Kentucky Wildcats
  3. Louisville Cardinals
  4. North Carolina Tar Heels
  5. Creighton Bluejays
  6. Indiana Hoosiers
  7. Wisconsin Badgers
  8. Ohio State Buckeyes
  9. Kansas Jayhawks
  10. Memphis Tigers
  11. BYU Cougars
  12. Tennessee Volunteers
  13. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  14. Marquette Golden Eagles
  15. Illinois Fighting Illini
  16. New Mexico Lobos
  17. Iowa Hawkeyes
  18. Michigan State Spartans
  19. Arizona Wildcats
  20. Iowa State Cyclones
  21. Arkansas Razorbacks
  22. UNLV Runnin' Rebels
  23. Purdue Boilermakers
  24. Michigan Wolverines
  25. North Carolina State Wolfpack

Credit: The Sporting News