2023’s Best Cities for College Basketball Fans + March Madness Stats & Facts – WalletHub Reports

With March Madness just a week away, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its March Madness Stats & Facts infographic, as well as its report on 2023’s Best Cities for College Basketball Fans (with expert commentary), to help get hoops lovers psyched for this magical time of year.

To find 2023’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.

Best Cities for College Hoops Fans Worst Cities for College Hoops Fans
1. Durham, NC 286. Wichita, KS
2. Lawrence, KS 287. Austin, TX
3. Storrs, CT 288. Commerce, TX
4. Lexington, KY 289. Bethlehem, PA
5. Los Angeles, CA 290. Dover, DE
6. East Lansing, MI 291. Berkeley, CA
7. Philadelphia, PA 292. Pocatello, ID
8. Chapel Hill, NC 293. Daytona Beach, FL
9. Fayette, MS 294. Easton, MA
10. Loretto, PA 295. New Britain, CT

Best vs. Worst

  • The Gonzaga Bulldogs have the highest current winning percentage among college basketball teams, 92.77%, which is 10.9 times higher than the winning percentage of the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, the team with the lowest at 8.49%.
  • Thanks to John Wooden and UCLA, Los Angeles is home to the country’s most national championship banners (11), while Philadelphia has the most regular season titles (94).