The Most Popular Team in College Basketball? — Survey
While perennial favorites Duke may have suffered a stunning first round defeat in this year’s NCAA men’s tournament, the Blue Devils are still number one in the hearts of many college basketball fans.
In fact, the Blue Devils have just topped the Harris Poll’s annual survey of America’s favorite college team for the third year in row. About half of the poll’s result were collected after Duke had been unceremoniously bounced from the tournament by Lehigh.
Following Duke, in the second spot, are the Kentucky Wildcats, who are one of a quarter of teams who’ll be competing at this weekend’s Final Four. North Carolina, Michigan and Michigan State round out the top five.
Six through ten are Syracuse, Missouri, Connecticut, Texas and Ohio State. Wisconsin, Illinois, Pittsburgh and Iowa have all dropped out of the 10 top from last year’s rankings.