2017's Best & Worst Cities for college basketball fans

(Source: Flikr.com)
(Source: Flikr.com)

(WMC) - March Madness is fast approaching, and great college basketball can be found all across the country--from Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, to Rupp Arena in Lexington, to the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

To find 2017's top spots for NCAA hoops, WalletHub crunched the numbers on 291 U.S. cities using seven key metrics. They range from the number of teams per city and the winning percentage of each to stadium capacity and social-media engagement.
Perhaps surprisingly, the highest-rated Mid-South town turned out to be Itta Bena, MS, ranked 26th in the country. Memphis ranked 74th; Nashville was 43rd.
The top 10 cities were:

  1. Chapel Hill, NC
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Durham, NC
  4. Bloomington, IN
  5. Philadelphia, PA
  6. East Lansing, MI
  7. Lawrence, KS
  8. Lexington, KY
  9. Storrs, CT
  10. Cullowhee, NC

You can see the complete list here.

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