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Most Popular NCAA Women's College Basketball Teams by County, State

March 13, 2023 by Stephen Spiewak

The Tennessee Lady Vols are not only one of the most accomplished programs in all of college sports, they are also No. 1 with the fans.

New data from Vivid Seats analyzing the most popular woman’s college basketball teams in each county reveals that Tennessee is the most popular women’s college basketball team in America.

Legendary head coach Pat Summitt guided the Lady Vols from 1974-2012, capturing eight titles during that stretch and amassing a die-hard fan base.

The Vols claim 73 counties in Tennessee and also have a presence in more than 20 other states.

It’s clear that there’s no shortage of passionate fan bases following top teams across women’s college basketball.

UConn Dominates the Northeast

Connecticut’s fandom footprint stretches far beyond The Constitution State.

The Huskies are the most popular team throughout most of the Northeast, claiming counties in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

Geno Auriemma’s program has enjoyed a nearly unparalleled level of success spanning decades and the list of stars it’s produced is prodigious.

Household names like Rebecca Lobo, Sue Bird, Dianna Taurasi, Maya Moore, and Breanna Stewart help cement UConn as one of the country’s most beloved teams.

The SEC Is Strong

After Iowa, the country’s No. 3 team (currently led by star Caitlin Clark), three SEC programs follow in popularity.

South Carolina, LSU and Mississippi State each dominate their respective states while enjoying a foothold in adjacent states as well.

Led by head coach Dawn Staley, South Carolina captured the national title in both 2022 and 2017, holding off Mississippi State in the title game. Kim Mulkey, who has three titles on her resume while she coached Baylor, now coaches LSU.

Top Teams, Top Talent

It’s the players on the court who drive the success for the country’s top college basketball teams.

Thanks to Cameo, a platform that connects fans and brands directly to athletes and other entertainers, fans can experience a game live and later connect with players and coaches off the court.  

Stars of the women’s college hoops world can share personalized messages, give pep talks, and help fans celebrate special moments like birthdays and big wins.

Top players who will lead their team in the NCAA Tournament and who also have been popular on Cameo include:

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