The pinnacle of college basketball glory is finally here. Welcome to March Madness. Selection Sunday is complete and now we are left sharpening our pencils and doing more college homework than we actually did in college in order study up for the annual NCAA Tournament.
As we’ve done in the past, Coldwell Banker took a look at how the 2014 NCAA Tournament bracket would play it were it based solely on the affordability of the college towns in which the 68 tournament teams reside. If you think the actual tourney has plenty of upsets, our 2014 Coldwell Banker Bracket of Affordability is chock full of ‘em.
The rules for our bracket are simple. The median sales price of homes in the college markets are pitted against each other with the more affordable town moving to the next round. So who is this year’s Coldwell Banker Bracket of Affordability champion? Turns out it’s a school in one of the hottest towns for college basketball. It’s Dayton.
The median sales price for the home of the Flyers, Dayton, OH, is just $53,000. Rounding out the final four is Mercer, Michigan State and the lone #1 seed to make it to the Final Four, Arizona.
Click the image below to see how the entire Coldwell Banker Bracket of Affordability played out and enjoy the madness that is March!