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43 Percent of Fans Expect Michigan State to Win March Madness

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 04:42 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Heading into the Sweet 16 round, 66% of March Madness fans expected the championship to be won by Duke, the University of North Carolina, Gonzaga, or Kentucky. But none of those teams made it to the Final Four.[1]

Now, a ScottRasmussen.com poll of basketball fans finds that 43% believe the Michigan State Spartans will win the title. Another 23% expect the Virginia Cavaliers to emerge victorious. Eighteen percent (18%) pick the Auburn Tigers while 16% believe the Texas Tech Red Raiders will end up as champions.

Fifty-six percent (56%) expect Virginia to win the semi-final match-up against Auburn.

Seventy-five percent (75%) think Michigan State will defeat Texas Tech.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) are now rooting for Michigan State. Twenty-two percent (22%) are cheering for both Texas Tech and Auburn while 20% want Virginia to win it all.

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Thirty-seven percent (37%) are now rooting for Michigan State. Twenty-two percent (22%) are cheering for both Texas Tech and Auburn while 20% want Virginia to win it all.
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