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USF license plate sales: moving on up

Posted Apr 28, 2009 by Brett McMurphy

Updated Apr 28, 2009 at 02:42 PM

USF continues to creep up the rankings in the all-important sales of Florida specialty license plates.

For 2008, USF ranked 41st of the 110 specialty license plates that are sold. The Bulls continue to slowly climb up the rankings. They were 44th in 2007 and 48th in 2008.

UCF – USF fans will be thrilled to know – ranked 40th in 2008. There were 15,060 UCF plates sold in 2008 compared to USF’s 14,718 (that’s a difference of 342 or about the total winning margin for the Bulls in the past four football games).

Unfortunately there’s no data on which school has the most alums actually making the license plates, but that’s a discussion for another time.

Anyway, here’s a look at how the state’s biggest colleges and Florida’s professional sports franchises ranked overall:

2008 rankings
Rk.School Plates sold

1. Florida 113,562
5. Florida State 75,707
10. Bucs (NFL) 37,961
15. Univ. of Miami 29,355
23. Dolphins (NFL) 22,097
25. Florida A&M 20,961
26. Heat (NBA) 20,864
40. UCF 15,060
41. USF 14,718
45. Jaguars (NFL) 12,878
60. Lightning (NHL) 5,397
62. Magic (NBA) 3,723
64. B-CC 3,169
65. FIU 3,015
66. Marlins (MLB) 2,940
67. Panthers (NHL) 2,876
71. FAU 2,599
92. Rays (MLB) 1,192

Reader Comments

Por (Jon) on April 28, 2009 (Suggest removal)

The Bulls and Golden Knight plates just look stupid.

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Por (jack) on April 28, 2009 (Suggest removal)

what wrong with the bulls plate I like the Iconic U

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Por (Eric S) on April 28, 2009 (Suggest removal)

You mean USF’s plate was ranked 48th in 2006, not 2008.

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