As teams and fans geared up for the first big Saturday of college football, the final results are in for the College Colors Day hashtag battle as social media shines a light on these schools, based on hashtags used, according to international social media analytics firm Talkwalker. The University of Washington’s #PurpleReign made a big run overnight but West Virginia University’s #HailWVU stayed on top.
10 and 9. #LetsGoVCU and #VCU
Virginia Commonwealth University checks in at number 10 and 9 in the hashtag competition for College Colors Day largely thanks to this giveaway tweet from VCU licensing.
VCU #CollegeColors Day Giveaway! 🐏
— VCU Licensing (@VCUGear) September 1, 2017
#Louisville winds up at number 8 in the hashtag competition for College Colors Day with its #CardNation hashtag and this Tweet from alumnus and NFL player Teddy Bridgewater of the Minnesota Vikings.
— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) September 1, 2017
The University of Pittsburgh Panthers come in seventh with the hashtag #H2P (which stands for Hail to Pitt). The leading social post was from University Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. The #H2P hashtag was the top trending hashtag overall, up more than 1,400 percent over last week.
— Patrick Gallagher (@PittChancellor) August 31, 2017
The number six team related to College Colors Day isn’t actually a team at all, with Florida State fans posting #BeatBama in preparation for their big game tomorrow. This Tweet from FSU alum and NFL player Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons is one of the leading social posts.
— Devonta Freeman (@devontafreeman) September 1, 2017
Tiny George Mason University comes in fifth in the hashtag poll, with #WeAreMason. This post promoted a celebration taking place on campus.
— WE ARE MASON™ (@WeAreMason4Life) September 1, 2017
Florida State checks in at number four with #GoNoles. This Tweet features the FSU Booster staff decked out in garnet and gold.
— Florida State Univ. (@floridastate) September 1, 2017
The University of Michigan is third with the hashtag #GoBlue. This Tweet from alum and NFL veteran Denard Robinson led the way.
— Denard Robinson (@DenardX) September 1, 2017
The University of Washington checks in with its #PurpleReign hashtag and this tweet from alum and NFL veteran Jermaine Kearse led the way.
— Jermaine Kearse (@JKearse_15) September 1, 2017
West Virginia University is the champion of College Colors Hashtag, coming in first with its #HailWVU hashtag and this Tweet from the official WVU Twitter page helped put the Mountaineers on top.
— WVU Mountaineers (@WestVirginiaU) September 1, 2017