It's a well known and widely accepted fact that the idiocy of a college football team's fanbase can be directly determined by the number of grammatical errors they make while typing on the internet. It's science. (If you don't believe me, go type "their" instead of "there" in a message board and see how many people triumphantly correct you, idiot.)
Thanks to a website called Grammarly, we can now objectively rank the stupidity of fans based on their typing mistakes. The site looked at the SB Nation team blog of each school in the AP Top 25, then calculated the average number of grammar mistakes per 100 words typed in the comment sections. We're pleased to say that the commentariat here at Red Cup only screws up 2.01 times per 100 words, putting us at No. 4.
Here are the complete rankings (ordered from least grammatically challenged to most). ROLL TIDE ROLL.
And here's more info on Grammarly's process, if you're curious.
We began by taking the first five comments posted under each article on SB Nation's official college football team blogs until we had gathered a total of 100 comments for each team. The comments contained at least 50 words and were posted within an average timespan of two months ending August 12, 2015.
Using Grammarly, we identified the errors in the comments, which were then verified and tallied by a team of live proofreaders. For the purposes of this study, we counted only black-and-white mistakes such as misspellings, wrong and missing punctuation, misused or missing words, and subject-verb disagreement. We ignored stylistic variations such as the use of common slang words, serial comma usage, and the use of numerals instead of spelled-out numbers.
Finally, we calculated the average number of mistakes per one hundred words by dividing the total word count of the comments by the total number of mistakes for each college football team.