Who is Colorado Rooting for in Men’s Final Four?

Who is Colorado Rooting for in Men’s Final Four?
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It’s been nearly 70 years since the last Colorado college team played in the men’s Final Four, but that doesn’t stop countless basketball fans in the Centennial State from firing up the TV and watching the national semifinals each April.

Even without the Buffs of Colorado or the Rams of Colorado State, who lost in the first two rounds of this year’s event, Colorado basketball fans — and Colorado sports betting fans — have a vested interest in the Final Four.

That’s because Alabama, N.C. State, Purdue and UConn all have some semblance of a connection to the Centennial State. The Crimson Tide look for their first title ever, while N.C. State looks to earn its first title in 31 years, and Purdue aims for its first title since capturing the Premo-Porretta title in 1932.

BetColorado.com used Google Trends search interest scores to compare the state’s search volume for each of the four remaining teams in Men’s March Madness. These results were tracked on a scale of 1-100 and from the start of March Madness (March 18) through April 1.

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Colorado Rooting Interest in Final Four

Rank Team Google Trends
3N.C. State15

In the Women’s Final Four, Colorado betting apps list South Carolina as the championship favorite at -200, followed by Iowa at +300.

Which Men’s Team is Colorado Cheering For?

Based on Google Trends search volume totals, the Boilermakers are the team Colorado residents are pulling for the most this year, with a score of 27 to beat out the defending champs from Storrs, who have a score of 21.

Throw in this year’s Cinderella team, N.C. State (15 search interest score) and a first-time Final Four team (Alabama, at 9) and you have the full range of rooting interests in Colorado for the 2024 Final Four.

For those looking to put down some coin on the games in Glendale, the team at bet365 Colorado has Purdue as a 9-point favorite (with a -450 moneyline), while UConn is listed as an 11.5-point favorite over the Crimson Tide in Saturday’s nightcap (with a -800 moneyline for the Huskies).

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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