Nike continues to dominate college football

As college football’s market leader, Nike has established partnerships with elite programs that have elevated its brand with players, recruits, and fans alike. Nike’s historic domination is again evident this season with the top seven ranked teams in the country “Just Doing It.” However, the top 25 showcases today’s competitive landscape of athletic brands as the teams and their sponsors vie for national positioning.

Following Ohio State’s national championship season, Nike continues to set the pace heading into week four with 17 of the top 25 teams wearing the swoosh. Under Armour supports four teams, Adidas sponsors three, and Russell Athletic cracks the list with one squad. Here is a look at the teams and their brands in the week four Amway Coaches Poll for the 2015 College Football Season.

  1. OHIO STATE – NIKE
Sep 19, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Billy Price (54) during the game versus the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
  1. TCU – NIKE
Sep 12, 2015; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson with his team before the game against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
  1. MICHIGAN STATE – NIKE
Sep 12, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans tight end Jamal Lyles (11) signals first down after a catch during the third quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans beat the Ducks 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
  1. BAYLOR – NIKE
Sep 12, 2015; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears safety Orion Stewart (28) leads the team onto the field prior to a game against the Lamar Cardinals at McLane Stadium. Baylor 66-31. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
  1. OLE MISS – NIKE
Sep 12, 2015; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels running back Jaylen Walton (6) and Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (10) during the game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
  1. GEORGIA – NIKE
Sep 12, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs receiver Isaiah McKenzie (16) celebrates after returning a punt for a touchdown during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
  1. FLORIDA STATE – NIKE
Sep 18, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Florida State Seminoles linebacker Terrance Smith (24) reacts against the Boston College Eagles during the first half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
  1. NOTRE DAME – UNDER ARMOUR
Sep 19, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly talks to quarterback DeShone Kizer (14) and wide receiver Will Fuller (7) prior to facing the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports
RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports
  1. LSU – NIKE
Sep 19, 2015; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Louisiana State Tigers running back Leonard Fournette (7) scores his second touchdown of the game against the Auburn Tigers in the second half at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
  1. CLEMSON – NIKE
Sep 5, 2015; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks to pass the ball during the first half against the Wofford Terriers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
  1. UCLA – ADIDAS
Sep 19, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins wide receiver Jordan Lasley (2) and defensive back Randall Goforth (3) and defensive back Adarius Pickett (6) warm up before the game against the Brigham Young Cougars at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
  1. ALABAMA – NIKE
Sep 12, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban brings his team onto the field prior to the game against Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

13. OREGON – NIKE

Sep 19, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman (21) runs the ball against the Georgia State Panthers at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
  1. OKLAHOMA – NIKE
Sep 19, 2015; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners tight end Mark Andrews (81) and Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Dede Westbrook (11) celebrate after a touchdown against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane during the second quarter at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
  1. TEXAS A&M – ADIDAS
Sep 19, 2015; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) reacts after a play during the second quarter against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
  1. ARIZONA – NIKE
Sep 19, 2015; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats quarterback Anu Solomon (12) passes the ball during the second quarter against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
  1. UTAH – UNDER ARMOUR
Sep 19, 2015; Fresno, CA, USA; Utah Utes wide receiver Britain Covey (18) returns a punt for a touchdown against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the fourth quarter at Bulldog Stadium. The Utes defeated the Bulldogs 45-24. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
  1. USC – NIKE
September 12, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans running back Justin Davis (22) runs the ball against the Idaho Vandals during the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
  1. NORTHWESTERN – UNDER ARMOUR
Sep 12, 2015; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats running back Warren Long (13) runs off the field with teammates after a touch down during the first half of the game against the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
  1. GEORGIA TECH – RUSSELL ATHLETIC
Sep 12, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets offensive lineman Niko Anderson (57) and offensive lineman Trey Braun (78) and offensive lineman Jake Stickler (67) celebrate a victory against the Tulane Green Wave in the fourth quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated Tulane 65-10. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  1. WISCONSIN – ADIDAS
Sep 19, 2015; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Taiwan Deal (28) rushes with the football during the first quarter against the Troy Trojans at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
  1. OKLAHOMA STATE – NIKE
Sep 12, 2015; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Jhajuan Seales (81) drops a pass against the Central Arkansas Bears during the second half at Boone Pickens Stadium. Cowboys won 32-8. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports
Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports
  1. MISSOURI – NIKE
Sep 19, 2015; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback Maty Mauk (7) is congratulated by team mates after scoring against the Connecticut Huskies during the second half at Faurot Field. Missouri won 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

24. STANFORD – NIKE

Sep 5, 2015; Evanston, IL, USA; Stanford Cardinal cornerback Ronnie Harris (21) throws his hand up in celebration during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
  1. AUBURN – UNDER ARMOUR
Sep 19, 2015; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Auburn Tigers quarterback Jeremy Johnson (6) throws against the Louisiana State Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
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