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Andy Katz, NCAA.com Correspondent | September 6, 2019

The votes are in: Kentucky is your college basketball Team of the Decade

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The votes are in. You, the fans, have voted the Kentucky Wildcats as the College Basketball Team of the Decade champions.

A total of 43,192 people voted in the final poll on Twitter, crowning No. 1 Kentucky — with a starting five of John Wall, Devin Booker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns — over No. 7 Purdue with 61 percent of the vote.

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We wondered — who are the best teams over the past decade? Over the past few weeks, you have helped us decide. Like any NCAA tournament, there have been upsets and matchups that come down to the wire across social media.

After the Elite Eight, Michigan State, Kentucky, Purdue and UConn advanced to the Final Four. 

Final Four voting concluded with Kentucky knocking off Michigan State and Purdue edging UConn for the remaining spot in the Team of the Decade national championship. And then the Wildcats knocked out the Boilermakers for the top spot.

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Keep voting for the Team of the Decade

To crown a champion, your help was needed.

Voting was done on the @MarchMadness Twitter account. Primary tallies were calculated there. Like the Final Four polls, voting for the national championship was extended to three days, an additional 24 hours from the first four rounds of competition. Voting also took place in March Madness Instagram & Facebook Stories. Those results were going to serve as a tiebreaker if needed.

Voting schedule:
Aug. 5: Round 1 — 4 polls per day
Aug. 15: Round 2 — 4 polls per day
Aug. 21: Sweet 16 — 2 polls per day
Aug. 27: Elite 8 — 2 polls per day
Aug. 31: Final Four — 2 polls per day
Sept. 3: National Championship
Sept. 6: Winner Announced

Monday, Aug. 5

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 UMBC | Villanova advances
No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Tennessee | Tennessee advances
No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 12 Saint Mary's | Ohio State advances
No. 4 Florida vs. No. 13 BYU | Florida advances

Tuesday, Aug. 6

No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 14 Creighton | Michigan advances
No. 6 Loyola Chicago vs. No. 11 Arkansas | Loyola Chicago advances
No. 7 VCU vs. No. 10 Indiana | Indiana advances
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 UCF |Michigan State advances

Wednesday, Aug. 7

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 New Mexico State | Kentucky advances
No. 8 Florida State vs. No. 9 Texas | Texas Advances
No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 12 Dayton | Oklahoma advances 
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 13 Seton Hall |Syracuse advances

Thursday, Aug. 8

No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 14 Houston | Wisconsin advances
No. 6 Wichita State vs. No. 11 NC State | Wichita State advances
No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 10 Maryland | Maryland advances
No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 15 Oklahoma State | North Carolina advances

Friday, Aug. 9

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 Murray State | Duke advances
No. 8 Xavier vs. No. 9 Texas A&M | Xavier advances
No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Providence | West Virginia advances
No. 4 Texas Tech vs. No. 13 Marquette | Marquette advances

Saturday, Aug. 10

No. 3 Butler vs. No. 14 Northwestern | Butler advances
No. 6 South Carolina vs. No. 11 Iowa State | Iowa State advances
No. 7 Purdue vs. No. 10 Cincinnati | Purdue advances
No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 15 Virginia Tech | Louisville advances

Sunday, Aug. 11

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 16 Belmont | UConn advances
No. 8 Notre Dame vs. No. 9 UCLA | UCLA advances
No. 5 Auburn vs. No. 12 Pitt | Auburn advances
No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 13 Nevada | Gonzaga advances

Monday, Aug. 12

No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 14 San Diego State | Kansas advances
No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 11 Miami | Oregon advances
No. 7 Arizona vs. No. 10 LSU | Arizona advances
No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 15 Washington | Virginia advances

Thursday, Aug. 15

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 9 Tennessee | Tennessee advances
No. 4 Florida vs. No. 5 Ohio State | Ohio State advances
No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 6 Loyola Chicago | Michigan advances
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Indiana | Michigan State advances

Friday, Aug. 16

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Texas | Kentucky advances
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 5 Oklahoma | Oklahoma advances
No. 3 Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Wichita State | Wisconsin advances
No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 10 Maryland | North Carolina advances 

Saturday, Aug. 17

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 8 Xavier | Duke advances 
No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 13 Marquette | Marquette advances
No. 3 Butler vs. No. 11 Iowa State | Butler advances
No. 2 Louisville vs. No. 7 Purdue | Purdue advances

Sunday, Aug. 18

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 9 UCLA | UConn advances
No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 5 Auburn | Gonzaga advances
No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 6 Oregon | Kansas advances
No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 7 Arizona | Virginia advances

Wednesday, Aug. 21

No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 9 Tennessee | Tennessee advances
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 3 Michigan | Michigan State advances

Thursday, Aug. 22

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 5 Oklahoma | Kentucky advances
No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 3 Wisconsin | North Carolina advances

Friday, Aug. 23

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 13 Marquette | Duke advances
No. 3 Butler vs. No. 7 Purdue | Purdue advances

Saturday, Aug. 24

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 4 Gonzaga | UConn advances
No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 2 Virginia | Kansas advances

Tuesday, Aug. 27

No. 9 Tennessee vs. No. 2 Michigan State | Michigan State advances
No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 2 North Carolina | Kentucky advances

Wednesday, Aug. 28

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 7 Purdue | Purdue advances
No. 1 UConn vs. No. 3 Kansas | UConn advances

Saturday, Aug. 31

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 2 Michigan State | Kentucky advances
No. 1 UConn vs. No. 7 Purdue | Purdue advances

Tuesday, Sept. 3

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 7 Purdue | Kentucky wins it all

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