Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan Voted Top Music Picks by March Madness Fans

As the NCAA Tournament tips off, StubHub reveals the most popular entertainers at the top basketball schools

Whether you are an avid sports fan or just out to win the office pool by picking the cutest mascot, it’s that time of year when all eyes turn to college basketball.

March Madness officially tips off at 9 a.m. PT on Thursday.

President Obama already filled out his final NCAA Tournament Men’s bracket while in office. The avid basketball fan picked the University of North Carolina and Kansas in the championship game, and his Final Four also included Texas A&M and Michigan State.

While stars across the entertainment and sports worlds have shared their own brackets on social media, college basketball fans have also made their top music picks.

According to data from StubHub, college basketball fans prefer country music to any other genre, with Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks dominating the list.

Swift is also the most-represented overall artist and the only woman in the mix, which includes legends such as the Rolling Stones, U2 and Billy Joel.

This data is based on the following question asked by the ticket exchange site: “If you bought a specific college basketball team’s ticket on StubHub for this past regular season, what other concert ticket purchase have you made this year?”

See the full list below (ranked by highest correlation):

1. Kansas – Taylor Swift
2. Michigan State – Kid Rock
3. North Carolina – Taylor Swift
4. Virginia – Paul McCartney
5. Oregon – Garth Brooks
6. Villanova – Taylor Swift
7. Okalhoma – Foo Fighters
8. West Virgina – Taylor Swift
9. Xavier – Ed Sheeran
10. Miami – Billy Joel
11. Kentucky – Kenny Chesney
12. Purdue – Luke Bryan
13. Utah – U2
14. Indiana – Luke Bryan
15. Texas A&M – Garth Brooks
16. Louisville – Kenny Chesney
17. Arizona – U2
18. Maryland – Billy Joel
19. Duke – Garth Brooks
20. Seton Hall – Bruce Springsteen
21. Baylor – Luke Bryan
22. Iowa State – Ed Sheeran
23. California – U2
24. SMU – The Rolling Stones
25. Iowa – Jason Aldean

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