The Jeopardy! National College Championship contestants - where they're from

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The National College Championship airs on ABC on February 8-11, 15-18, and 22, 2022.

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(Credits: Zap2it & TitanTV for TV schedules for each market; John Coryat (yes, that's actually the last name) for ZIP code maps; ThinkTV for a listing of Canadian market sizes, enabling me to rank them properly with the U.S. markets; and OpenStreetMap for county mapping information.)

The tables below reflect market size estimates for 2020–21.

Contestants by listed hometown

Media markets

RankMarketStationPlayers
9Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA5
1New YorkWABC4
3ChicagoWLS2
5Dallas-Fort WorthKTXA2
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO2
7AtlantaWXIA2
32Hartford & New HavenWTNH2
4PhiladelphiaWPVI1
13Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota)WTSP1
14Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE1
15DetroitWDIV1
18Miami-Fort LauderdaleWPLG1
22CharlotteWCNC1
27San DiegoKNSD1
28BaltimoreWBFF1
31San AntonioKENS1
42Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-YorkWHP1
44Oklahoma CityKFOR1
45Birmingham (Anniston & Tuscaloosa)WIAT1
55Fresno-VisaliaKFSN1
66SpokaneKHQ1
94Baton RougeWBRZ1
105Lincoln & Hastings-KearneyKOLN1
122Lafayette, LAKATC1

States

StatePlayers
California4
New Jersey4
Maryland3
Texas3
Connecticut2
Florida2
Georgia2
Illinois2
Louisiana2
Virginia2
Alabama1
District of Columbia1
Michigan1
Minnesota1
Nebraska1
New York1
Oklahoma1
Pennsylvania1
South Carolina1
Washington1

Contestants by location of school

Media markets

RankMarketStationPlayersSchools
10Boston (Manchester)WBZ4Brandeis, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern
2Los AngelesKABC3Caltech, Pomona, Southern California
4PhiladelphiaWPVI3Penn, Princeton, Villanova
7AtlantaWXIA3Georgia, Kennesaw State, Spelman
9Washington (Hagerstown)WJLA2Georgetown, Howard
1New YorkWABC1NYU
3ChicagoWLS1Northwestern
6San Francisco-Oakland-San JoseKGO1Stanford
8HoustonKTRK1Rice
12Seattle-TacomaKOMO1Washington
14Minneapolis-St. PaulKARE1Minnesota
24Raleigh-Durham (Fayetteville)WTVD1Duke
26PittsburghWPXI1Carnegie Mellon
29NashvilleWZTV1Vanderbilt
32Hartford & New HavenWTNH1Yale
35Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville-AndersonWLOS1Clemson
38AustinKXAN1Texas
46Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport NewsWVEC1William & Mary
50New OrleansWVUE1Tulane
52Providence-New BedfordWPRI1Brown
72OmahaWOWT1Creighton
87SyracuseWSYT1Cornell
94Baton RougeWBRZ1LSU
96Burlington-PlattsburghWPTZ1Dartmouth
98South Bend-ElkhartWSBT1Notre Dame
177CharlottesvilleWVIR1Virginia

States

StatePlayers
California4
Massachusetts4
Georgia3
Pennsylvania3
District of Columbia2
Louisiana2
New York2
Texas2
Virginia2
Connecticut1
Illinois1
Indiana1
Minnesota1
Nebraska1
New Hampshire1
New Jersey1
North Carolina1
Rhode Island1
South Carolina1
Tennessee1
Washington1

Contestants by network that airs the daily syndicated version of Jeopardy!

NetworkBy hometownBy school
ABC2018
NBC89
CBS56
Fox13
Indep.20

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