Charlotte Is 2020’s 5th Worst Large City for College Basketball Fans

With March Madness just under a week away, WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best Cities for College Basketball Fans.

To find 2020’s top spots for NCAA hoops, the company 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.

Charlotte as a College Hoops Haven (1=Best, 145=Avg.):

  • 272nd – Winning Percentage
  • 143rd – Conference Championships
  • 280th – Social-Media Engagement
  • 272nd – Stadium Capacity

Charlotte ranks 268th overall and 53rd among large cities.

Rank
(1=Best)
Large City
(Score)
Rank
(1=Best)
Midsize City
(Score)
Rank
(1=Best)
Small City
(Score)
1 Los Angeles, CA
(53.15)
1 Durham, NC
(58.62)
1 Chapel Hill, NC
(53.68)
2 Lexington, KY
(52.60)
2 Ann Arbor, MI
(38.29)
2 East Lansing, MI
(53.60)
3 Philadelphia, PA
(48.43)
3 Norman, OK
(35.76)
3 Lawrence, KS
(53.52)
4 Washington, DC
(42.69)
4 South Bend, IN
(34.23)
4 Storrs, CT
(51.07)
5 Boston, MA
(41.68)
5 Salt Lake City, UT
(33.43)
5 Loretto, PA
(50.70)
6 New York, NY
(41.00)
6 Provo, UT
(30.96)
6 Fayette, MS
(46.25)
7 Houston, TX
(32.91)
7 Syracuse, NY
(30.01)
7 Kingston, RI
(42.65)
8 Cincinnati, OH
(32.03)
8 Columbia, SC
(28.73)
8 Bloomington, IN
(42.08)
9 Tulsa, OK
(30.63)
9 Eugene, OR
(28.47)
9 College Park, MD
(41.49)
10 Long Beach, CA
(30.61)
10 Providence, RI
(28.12)
10 West Point, NY
(40.83)
11 Omaha, NE
(29.31)
11 Spokane, WA
(27.89)
11 Morgantown, WV
(40.51)
12 Nashville, TN
(28.82)
12 Lafayette, LA
(27.18)
12 Charlottesville, VA
(38.92)
13 Chicago, IL
(28.25)
13 Toledo, OH
(27.13)
13 Lewiston, NY
(36.92)
14 Louisville, KY
(27.83)
14 Dayton, OH
(27.05)
14 Buies Creek, NC
(36.54)
15 Memphis, TN
(27.41)
15 Knoxville, TN
(26.68)
15 Ames, IA
(35.92)
16 Baltimore, MD
(27.34)
16 Irvine, CA
(25.74)
16 Fayetteville, AR
(34.96)
17 Dallas, TX
(26.34)
17 Abilene, TX
(25.36)
17 Itta Bena, MS
(34.44)
18 Seattle, WA
(26.32)
18 Boulder, CO
(25.34)
18 Stillwater, OK
(33.60)
19 Phoenix, AZ
(25.97)
19 Tempe, AZ
(24.73)
19 Iowa City, IA
(32.79)
20 Miami, FL
(25.67)
20 Akron, OH
(24.69)
20 Clemson, SC
(32.68)
21 Milwaukee, WI
(25.04)
21 Baton Rouge, LA
(24.63)
21 West Lafayette, IN
(32.34)
22 Pittsburgh, PA
(24.63)
22 Tallahassee, FL
(24.51)
22 Murray, KY
(31.93)
23 Columbus, OH
(24.52)
23 Greensboro, NC
(24.48)
23 Spartanburg, SC
(31.04)
24 Austin, TX
(24.19)
24 Orlando, FL
(24.42)
24 Champaign, IL
(30.79)
25 San Francisco, CA
(23.90)
25 New Haven, CT
(24.37)
25 Hamilton, NY
(30.53)
26 Arlington, TX
(23.70)
26 Waco, TX
(24.12)
26 Lewisburg, PA
(29.99)
27 Tucson, AZ
(23.65)
27 Lincoln, NE
(23.88)
27 Huntsville, TX
(29.78)
28 New Orleans, LA
(23.64)
28 College Station, TX
(23.79)
28 Princeton, NJ
(29.73)
29 San Diego, CA
(23.45)
29 Gainesville, FL
(23.76)
29 Troy, AL
(29.61)
30 San Antonio, TX
(23.21)
29 Norfolk, VA
(23.76)
30 Highland Heights, KY
(29.61)
31 Jacksonville, FL
(22.87)
31 Newark, NJ
(23.69)
31 Boiling Springs, NC
(28.97)
32 Portland, OR
(22.46)
32 Charleston, SC
(23.60)
32 Ogden, UT
(28.94)
33 Sacramento, CA
(22.37)
33 Lowell, MA
(23.60)
33 Orangeburg, SC
(28.54)
34 El Paso, TX
(22.02)
34 Murfreesboro, TN
(23.54)
34 Emmitsburg, MD
(28.44)
35 Corpus Christi, TX
(21.83)
35 Boise, ID
(23.34)
35 Olean, NY
(28.26)
36 St. Louis, MO
(21.46)
36 Jackson, MS
(23.31)
36 Prairie View, TX
(28.17)
37 Bakersfield, CA
(21.34)
37 High Point, NC
(23.31)
37 Thibodaux, LA
(27.37)
38 Fresno, CA
(21.24)
38 Buffalo, NY
(23.28)
38 Radford, VA
(27.17)
39 Atlanta, GA
(20.92)
39 Lubbock, TX
(23.18)
39 Pullman, WA
(26.85)
40 Raleigh, NC
(20.69)
40 Hampton, VA
(23.14)
40 Cullowhee, NC
(26.76)
41 Riverside, CA
(20.55)
41 Green Bay, WI
(23.06)
41 Kent, OH
(26.65)
41 Colorado Springs, CO
(20.55)
42 Beaumont, TX
(23.04)
42 Grambling, LA
(26.53)
43 Indianapolis, IN
(20.20)
43 Hartford, CT
(23.00)
43 Davidson, NC
(26.51)
44 Denver, CO
(20.03)
44 Greeley, CO
(22.90)
44 Stanford, CA
(26.43)
45 Detroit, MI
(19.79)
45 Clarksville, TN
(22.67)
45 Cheney, WA
(26.43)
46 Las Vegas, NV
(19.32)
46 Columbia, MO
(22.25)
46 Nacogdoches, TX
(26.34)
47 Stockton, CA
(19.20)
47 Worcester, MA
(22.23)
47 Ruston, LA
(26.28)
48 Tampa, FL
(19.07)
48 North Charleston, SC
(21.84)
48 Mount Pleasant, MI
(26.21)
49 Kansas City, MO
(18.75)
49 Denton, TX
(21.57)
49 Terre Haute, IN
(26.19)
50 Minneapolis, MN
(18.57)
50 Little Rock, AR
(21.34)
50 Jacksonville, AL
(26.15)
51 Albuquerque, NM
(18.42)
51 Mobile, AL
(21.18)
51 Carbondale, IL
(26.13)
52 Cleveland, OH
(17.40)
52 Winston-Salem, NC
(21.16)
52 Laramie, WY
(26.08)
53 Charlotte, NC
(17.13)
53 Peoria, IL
(20.97)
53 New Rochelle, NY
(25.91)
54 Wichita, KS
(17.03)
54 Madison, WI
(20.82)
54 Durham, NH
(25.87)
55 San Jose, CA
(16.91)
55 Fort Wayne, IN
(20.77)
55 Athens, OH
(25.84)
56 Fort Worth, TX
(16.65)
56 Birmingham, AL
(20.60)
56 Lexington, VA
(25.83)
57 Chattanooga, TN
(20.39)
57 Johnson City, TN
(25.75)
58 Fargo, ND
(20.38)
58 Starkville, MS
(25.55)
59 Macon, GA
(20.00)
59 Lynchburg, VA
(25.55)
60 Cambridge, MA
(19.62)
60 Cedar Falls, IA
(25.48)
61 Des Moines, IA
(19.38)
61 Easton, PA
(25.34)
62 Reno, NV
(18.98)
62 Huntington, WV
(25.26)
63 Fort Collins, CO
(18.92)
63 Ypsilanti, MI
(25.25)
64 Springfield, MO
(18.51)
64 Ithaca, NY
(25.19)
65 Fullerton, CA
(18.24)
65 Normal, IL
(25.16)
66 Las Cruces, NM
(17.96)
66 Statesboro, GA
(25.06)
67 Athens, GA
(17.52)
67 Williamsburg, VA
(24.92)
68 Richmond, VA
(16.85)
68 Brookings, SD
(24.76)
69 Wilmington, NC
(15.50)
69 Albany, NY
(24.72)
70 Evansville, IN
(14.23)
70 Hanover, NH
(24.68)
71 Huntsville, AL
(13.03)
71 Amherst, MA
(24.51)
72 Jersey City, NJ
(12.92)
72 Morehead, KY
(24.49)
73 Montgomery, AL
(12.42)
73 Rochester Hills, MI
(24.47)
74 Berkeley, CA
(12.17)
74 Rock Hill, SC
(24.40)
75 Santa Clara, CA
(11.93)
75 Princess Anne, MD
(24.36)
76 Oxford, MS
(24.33)
77 Orem, UT
(24.27)
78 Hammond, LA
(24.21)
79 San Marcos, TX
(24.12)
80 Bowling Green, KY
(24.09)
81 State College, PA
(23.96)
82 Greenville, SC
(23.82)
83 Logan, UT
(23.71)
84 Corvallis, OR
(23.60)
84 Annapolis, MD
(23.60)
86 DeKalb, IL
(23.34)
87 Trenton, NJ
(23.32)
88 Muncie, IN
(23.30)
88 Charleston, IL
(23.30)
90 Moraga, CA
(23.19)
91 Davis, CA
(23.18)
92 Burlington, VT
(23.16)
93 Farmville, VA
(23.10)
94 Cape Girardeau, MO
(23.09)
95 Long Branch, NJ
(22.97)
96 Natchitoches, LA
(22.94)
97 Richmond, KY
(22.81)
98 Hempstead, NY
(22.81)
99 Florence, AL
(22.80)
100 Monroe, LA
(22.77)
101 Pine Bluff, AR
(22.77)
102 Stony Brook, NY
(22.73)
103 Martin, TN
(22.54)
104 Elon, NC
(22.51)
105 Boone, NC
(22.41)
106 Bowling Green, OH
(22.39)
107 Conway, SC
(22.38)
108 Fairfield, CT
(22.22)
109 Santa Barbara, CA
(22.21)
110 Towson, MD
(21.86)
111 Harrisonburg, VA
(21.80)
112 Valparaiso, IN
(21.74)
113 Fairfax, VA
(21.68)
114 Moscow, ID
(21.44)
115 Kalamazoo, MI
(21.20)
116 Tuscaloosa, AL
(21.17)
117 Newark, DE
(21.17)
118 Macomb, IL
(21.08)
119 Oxford, OH
(20.49)
120 Clinton, SC
(20.41)
121 Lake Charles, LA
(20.31)
122 Cookeville, TN
(20.18)
123 Grand Forks, ND
(20.15)
124 Asheville, NC
(20.07)
125 Jonesboro, AR
(20.01)
126 Bozeman, MT
(19.98)
127 Greenville, NC
(19.92)
128 North Andover, MA
(19.92)
129 Blacksburg, VA
(19.90)
130 San Luis Obispo, CA
(19.89)
131 Edwardsville, IL
(19.73)
132 Fort Myers, FL
(19.68)
133 Cedar City, UT
(19.60)
134 Manhattan, KS
(19.57)
135 Edinburg, TX
(19.41)
136 Missoula, MT
(19.33)
137 Hattiesburg, MS
(19.25)
138 Auburn, AL
(19.04)
139 Binghamton, NY
(18.95)
140 Conway, AR
(18.91)
141 Youngstown, OH
(18.63)
142 Hackensack, NJ
(18.62)
143 Vermillion, SD
(18.55)
144 Boca Raton, FL
(18.34)
145 Orono, ME
(18.24)
146 DeLand, FL
(18.04)
147 Evanston, IL
(17.49)
148 Poughkeepsie, NY
(17.48)
149 Kennesaw, GA
(17.10)
150 Bethlehem, PA
(17.07)
151 Flagstaff, AZ
(16.70)
152 Dover, DE
(15.71)
153 New Brunswick, NJ
(15.36)
154 Malibu, CA
(14.19)
155 Daytona Beach, FL
(11.01)
156 New Britain, CT
(10.99)
157 Pocatello, ID
(7.97)

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Charlotte Is 2020’s 5th Worst Large City for College Basketball Fans