Their top five were:
1. Los Angeles, California
2. The Triangle, North Carolina
3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4. Memphis, Tennessee
5. Seattle, Washington
My first thought in reading the headline was, "I wonder if Cincinnati will be listed." As you can tell, it wasn't. After reading their rationale on each of the cities I guess I was OK with most of them except maybe Memphis and Seattle.
Both cities do not have two big time NCAA Division I basketball programs. And no, Gonzaga can't count for Seattle as it is over 4 hours away by car. And if you want to get technical, "The Triangle" is actually a couple of cities, not just one. But I will give them that their are some powerhouses there.
So while UC basketball is a little down, I certainly think Cincinnati has to be in the discussion. We have history, great rivals, great talent, and in the middle of a basket of talent in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.
Ok, I realize it is football season but I am just mentioning what I read . . . Don't ask me why it was in this issue . . . far in advance of basketball season.