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It should come as no surprise that football is America’s favorite sport. A new study by TopUSCasinos.com ranked football as the most popular sport in America.

The study took into account Google search data and the “number of positive social media sentiments” for the top sports in each state. Sports considered were football, baseball, basketball, boxing, golf, ice hockey, NASCAR, soccer, tennis, and WWE.

Football ranked number one overall with 1/3 of Americans voting it as their favorite sport. Basketball came in second place overall but first in North Carolina. This isn’t surprising since college basketball is a religion for a lot of people here!

Third place goes to golf which won Arizona,  Connecticut, Maine, Pennsylvania (don’t tell the Steelers and Eagles!), and Vermont.

I have to say that Alabama not picking football SHOCKED me. Most of the others are believable, however.

See what each state ranked below:

State

The favorite sport

Alabama

Baseball

Alaska

Basketball

Arizona

Golf

Arkansas

Football

California

Football

Colorado

Football

Connecticut

Golf

Delaware

Soccer

Florida

Football

Georgia

Football

Hawaii

Football

Idaho

Football

Illinois

Football

Indiana

Basketball

Iowa

Football

Kansas

Football

Kentucky

Basketball

Louisana

Football

Maine

Golf

Maryland

Football

Massachusetts

Football

Michigan

Football

Minnesota

Football

Mississippi

Football

Missouri

Football

Montana

Football

Nebraska

Football

Nevada

Football

New Hampshire

Football

New Jersey

Soccer

New Mexico

Football

New York

Football

North Carolina

Basketball

North Dakota

Basketball

Ohio

Football

Oklahoma

Football

Oregon

Football

Pennsylvania

Golf

Rhode Island

Basketball

South Carolina

Football

South Dakota

Football

Tennessee

Football

Texas

Football

Utah

Football

Vermont

Golf

Virginia

Football

Washington

Football

West Virginia

Football

Wisconsin

Football

Wyoming

Football

See the full study at TopUSCasinos.com