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.
Now, 43% believe the Michigan State Spartans will win the title while 23% expect the Virginia Cavaliers will emerge victorious. Eighteen percent (18%) pick the Auburn Tigers while 16% believe the Texas Tech Red Raiders will end up as champions (see results).
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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The national survey of 400 March Madness Fans was conducted April 1-2, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 5.0 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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