Duke would win if Facebook decided NCAA Tournament champ

Duke would win if Facebook decided NCAA Tournament champ

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Duke would win if Facebook decided NCAA Tournament champ

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by TIM MCGARRY / USA TODAY

For the Win

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 20 at 6:08 AM

The field of 68 is set and the madness is about to begin. Before things official get underway, Facebook ran the numbers to look at how things would pan out if Facebook chatter determined the national champ. Note: Facebook chatter does *not* determine the national champ.

The winner of each matchup was determined by the total number of posts and comments containing words related to each school in the two weeks leading up to Selection Sunday. The school with the higher number of mentions moved on to the next round.



A few interesting notes:

•  The Duke Blue Devils are the undisputed champs when it comes to Facebook buzz.

• No. 11 seed Nebraska pulls some major upsets to reach the Final Four. The Cornhuskers knock off the top three seeds in their region to reach the Final Four.

• Kentucky upsets Wichita State and Louisville to reach the Elite Eight, before falling to the eventual champs.

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