IRVING, Texas – Big 12 women's basketball led the nation in average attendance in 2012-13 for the 14th consecutive year, outdistancing the nearest competitor by over 1,000 fans a game.
The Big 12's average of 4,922 topped the second-place Big Ten by 1,018 spectators. Overall, the Big 12's average more than doubled that of 26 of the 31 leagues. The Big 12’s cumulative attendance of 846,502 was second by just 8,959 fans to the SEC (855,461) which has four more teams.
The Big 12 continues to hold NCAA records for both cumulative attendance (1,021,289 in 2009-10) and average attendance (5,331 in 2001-02) while remaining the only conference to draw one million spectators, which it achieved on six occasions.
Iowa State led league schools for the fifth consecutive year with a program-best No. 2 national-ranking. The Cyclones averaged an all-time high of 9,970 and were in the top five of the nation for the sixth straight season. Baylor also achieved its highest rating, climbing to No. 4 with a school-record 9,160 average.
Other Big 12 institutions in the top 50 were 9. Texas Tech (6,418), 12. Oklahoma (6,004), 27. Texas (3,888), 33. K-State (3,284), 40. Kansas (2,817) and 43. West Virginia (2,664).
For the full NCAA report