The Duke-UNC basketball rivalry is truly a national phenomenon. According to the Harris Interactive Poll, conducted March 6 through 13, the North Carolina Tar Heels are the nation’s favorite college basketball team. Duke, who had been #1 for four straight years, fell to #2. Here are the top ten most popular men’s basketball teams:
1. North Carolina
3. Ohio State
The North Carolina women’s basketball team, who just made it to their second straight Final Four, is the nation’s third favorite women's team behind perennial powers Tennessee and Connecticut. The Duke women’s team is #7.