The new qSample poll, conducted on March 22nd prior to the first round of Sweet 16 games revealed that Americans’ top picks to make the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four were Michigan State (44% thought they would make the Final Four), Ohio (36%), Kansas (36%) and Kentucky (32%).
Americans’ top pick to win the tournament were Kentucky (14%), Michigan State (14%), Syracuse (12%) and Ohio (11%).
Alas, Michigan State lost to Louisville 57 to 44 Thursday night. Louisville was picked to win it all by only 3% of Americans; 20% predicted a Final Four berth for the Cardinals.
by Rudly Raphael