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Here is the school each U.S. state thinks will win NCAA Tournament

The Kansas Jayhawks have national appeal.

Just over a week before the start of the NCAA Tournament, KU is the favorite to win the national championship.

Sports Betting Experts asked more than 100 fans in each state which school they think will win the NCAA title. KU was the pick in 18 states, more than double amount of the second-place team, Villanova (seven). Virginia “won” six states, Michigan State was top dog in five states and North Carolina was No. 1 in two states.

Here is the map:

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Sports Betting Experts said it found its survey respondents by using targeted Facebook ads (which it says can be targeted by location and interest.

It looks like the Jayhawks are favorites on both coasts (Georgia is on the Atlantic coast).

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