Philadelphia is the 8th Best City for College Basketball Fans According to Study
With March Madness less than a week away, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its March Madness Stats & Facts infographic, as well as its report on 2021’s Best Cities for College Basketball Fans and accompanying videos, to help get hoops lovers psyched for this magical time of year.
To find 2021’s top spots for NCAA hoops, WalletHub crunched the numbers on more than 290 cities using nine key metrics. They range from the number of teams per city and the winning percentage of each to stadium capacity and social-media engagement.
Philadelphia as a College Hoops Haven (1=Best, 145=Avg.):
- 2nd – Number of Division 1 Teams
- 136th – Winning Percentage
- 1st – Conference Championships
- 6th – National Titles
- 137th – Social-Media Engagement
Philadelphia ranks 8th overall and 3rd among large cities.
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March Madness Stats & Facts
- 1st: Time a single state will host the tournament in its entirety (after being cancelled for the first time ever in 2020).
- $600M: Annual revenue loss for the NCAA in 2020 due to COVID-19.
- $8.2 Million: Salary for college basketball’s highest paid coach, Kentucky’s John Calipari (vs. $1M combined for University of Kentucky’s president and the state’s governor).
- 45.5X: Difference between the average NBA rookie’s salary ($3.3M) and a D1 men’s athlete basketball scholarship for a year ($71.4K).