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Kentucky, UNC popular picks to win title

3/15/2012

This year, there were 6.45 million brackets entered in Tournament Challenge. Last year, there were 5.9 million brackets entered in the game.

Here are some stats with some of the most popular user picks:

The most popular picks to win the championship:

Kentucky -- 35.1 percent

North Carolina -- 17.9 percent

Michigan State -- 7.5 percent

Missouri -- 7.2 percent

Kansas -- 6.2 percent

Syracuse -- 5.1 percent

Ohio State -- 4.8 percent

Duke -- 3.7 percent

Florida State -- 2.8 percent

Baylor -- 1.7 percent

Kentucky (52 percent) and North Carolina (40 percent) are the most popular picks to reach the title game, and 24.1 percent of brackets have those two meeting for the championship.

Most popular Final Four picks coming out of each region:

South

1. Kentucky -- 68.3 percent

2. Duke -- 12.9 percent

West

2. Missouri -- 40.8 percent

1. Michigan State -- 39.6 percent

East

2. Ohio State -- 34.4 percent

3. Florida State -- 26.3 percent

1. Syracuse -- 22.8 percent

Midwest

1. North Carolina -- 57 percent

2. Kansas -- 30.1 percent

President's Obama's bracket is here: A total of 7.6 percent of brackets have the same Final Four (Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State, Missouri) as the president.