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Old 05-14-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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The people asked the question in western South Dakota were probably a total of about 5. All from the same family with a relative who attended Stanford. So much for SD and now back to the big cities for the rest of the polling.


If western SD followed any major universities (BCS in football, not FCS) other than the regional colleges, it would be Nebraska with a spattering of Wyoming and Colorado fans.
Well...you are likely right there. I guess there are probably only 5 who answered that.

Also, Look at New Mexico. It makes no sense.
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:05 AM
 
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San Bernardino County CA is USC territory, not Nevada. It isn't unanimous... I am an Arizona fan.
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:45 AM
 
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Why are there so many Michigan fans living in Manhattan?
I realize this is an old thread, but saw your question wasn't answered. The answer is, there a lot of Michigan alums in NYC (More than 13,000 per the NYC Alumni Club). About 5% of all Michigan Students are from NY, and another 3% from NJ (I don't know for CT). Michigan as a state exports a lot of college grads to areas with better economies. For people that want to live and get work experience in a big urban city, Detroit, while improving, doesn't have a big draw. Chicago is the destination for people who want to stay in the Midwest, the Bay Area for people with tech degrees, and NYC for people with business degrees or arts/music degrees.
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Old 09-15-2016, 11:33 PM
 
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The map from the original post looks very realistic, especially when looking at the Notre Dame and Michigan support in the Chicago area, and the distribution of USC in California and U of A vs ASU in Arizona, with the bleeding into adjacent states. A lot has to do with media markets, and alumni.

The second map is OK, but there are some fan bases out of place. Maybe it is due to a player or two being from that area, and will change when that player is out of college, but that is just a guess. I checked the OP map for the Arizona fan bases in TX and ID, but did not find U of A to be in the top 3 in any zip code in thoss area. However the U of A areas of AZ and NM do make sense.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Asia
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Looks about right for Pitt and Ped State.
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Looks pretty accurate for NC. Tons of UNC Wal-Mart fans here and it shows on the map rather accurately.

Not surprised Wake Forest doesn't even own it's zip code. Very small (yet prestigious academically) private school doesn't have a huge fan base and most of it's students come from other states actually. I'd imagine a large percentage of those same students move back to their native area of the country upon graduation and further dilute the local appeal for WFU.

Same thing with Duke.
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Seems right for the Chicago area...Illinois and Notre Dame are the two most popular teams. Wisconsin and Michigan are third and fourth most popular depending on the area with little pockets of Northwestern and Ohio State fans.
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