Its that time of year again. The time all college basketball fans like myself wait for all year for.
Its MARCH MADNESS!! So grab your brackets and lets get busy. We all strive for that perfect bracket every year, only to usually get at least one division on our bracket busted early with some Cinderella upset. I mean lets face it, the odds of a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 Quintillion!!
But if you are the “Cinderella team” this year, you are praying for that upset. Its all about perspective and where your team falls. I’m a dedicated Florida Gator. Its my alma mater and our home state team. The Gators barely made it in the tournament this year, so we are hoping to be a bracket buster this year.
My wife Christine is a blue blood Kentucky Wildcat, one of the ones always in the tourney and also one of the teams projected to go the distance this year, so she is thrilled. But where do you fall?
Each year WalletHub ranks the top ten cities for college basketball fans. They look at things like nearby teams, winning percentages and how many fans talk about their team on social media. (if you ask me, Kentucky Wildcats should be ranked number one, based on my wife’s social media account alone) She is a die hard fan.
But below, you will find what Wallethub says are the top ten cities for fans:
1. Lawrence, KS – Kansas Jayhawks
2. Durham, NC – Duke
3. Los Angeles, CA -USC & UCLA
4. East Lansing, MI – Michigan State
5. Chapel Hill, NC- University of North Carolina Tar Heels
6. Storrs, CT – UConn
7. Philadelphia, PA – St Josephs, Temple, & Villanova
8. Lexington, KY – Kentucky Wildcats
9. Fayette, MS – Not sure why it made the top ten. But it ranked first in stadium access, maybe because there are a bunch of small schools nearby
10. Loretto, PA – Saint Francis – they usually are a threat to bust a few brackets.