Friday, March 25, 2011

Duke Is Nation’s Favorite College Basketball Team

They may have lost last night in a bid to repeat as the NCAA tournament champion, but the Duke University men’s basketball team has been once again ranked the most favorite college basketball team in the country.

The annual scientific generalizable poll was conducted by Harris Interactive last week and released this week.Capture

The second most favorite team, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is also located in the four-country metro area centered around Durham NC, a census designation.

Duke University women's basketball team ranked 6th most favorite following UNC-CH at 5th.

While news commentators perpetuate anecdotes citing that fans love to hate Duke, the Durham team has now been ranked the most favorite in 8 of the 14 years in which the poll has been conducted, first or second in 13 of the 14 years. Duke’s lowest ranking was third and that was more than a decade ago.

Other scientific polls have long shown Duke most favorite among residents of Durham and surrounding counties but second statewide.

1 comment:

Karl said...

The Duke College basketball team is definitely the nation's favorite college team. They have contributed a lot in the sports.

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