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26 College Towns Have Both Men’s and Women’s Teams in NCAA Tournament

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In 1896, the first college basketball game was played. Now, 127 years later, March Madness 2023 draws 68 men’s and 68 women’s teams from more than 350 NCAA Division 1 basketball colleges.

This year, 26 schools have double madness as both their men’s and women’s teams were selected. 

The state with the most men’s teams this year? Texas with seven: Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-CC and Texas Southern.

Explore these college towns through Census Bureau profiles that provide not just population counts but social, demographic and economic data.

Colleges With Both Teams in the NCAA Tournament

  1. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  2. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  3. University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California
  4. University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California
  5. University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs (census designated place or CDP), Connecticut
  6. University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
  7. University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
  8. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  9. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  10. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  11. Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
  12. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  13. University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  14. Mississippi State University, Mississippi State (CDP), Mississippi
  15. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
  16. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  17. Iona College, New Rochelle, New York
  18. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  19. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
  20. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  21. University of Texas – Austin, Austin, Texas
  22. Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  23. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
  24. Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
  25. West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  26. Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Men’s NCAA D1 Basketball #1 Seeds

Women’s NCAA D1 Basketball #1 Seeds

Fun Facts

Here’s a handy data-finding tip for all D1 basketball college towns: locate each school’s home city and state on this list and check out their profiles at data.census.gov/profile.

  • Among the Associated Press (AP) Top 25 men’s and women’s teams, eight are from colleges on both lists: UCLA, Texas, Arizona, Gonzaga, UConn, Tennessee, Indiana, and Duke.
  • The state with the most men’s teams this year? Texas with seven: Baylor, Houston, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-CC and Texas Southern.
  • The eight men’s First Four teams: Arizona State; Fairleigh Dickinson (New Jersey); Mississippi State; University of Nevada; University of Pittsburg; Southeast Missouri State; Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; and Texas Southern University.
  • The eight women’s teams in the First Four: Illinois; Mississippi State; Monmouth College (New Jersey); Purdue; Sacred Heart; Southern; St. Johns; and Tennessee Tech.
  • Mississippi State’s men’s and women’s teams are both in the First Four.
  • University of Illinois’s men’s team earned #9 seed in the West Region of March Madness and its women’s team made the First Four.
  • Purdue’s men are a #1 seed, while Purdue women made the First Four team.

Time to Play the Population Bracketology Games

Select and play in each region. In the first game, find the men’s team in the place with the largest local population. In the second game, find the women's teams. You can play as many games as you like. Can you reach the perfect score of 63?

Derick Moore is a senior communications specialist at the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Page Last Revised - March 27, 2023
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