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With many of our Glee pals branching out beyond their Lima life into film projects (and more! Go Chris Colfer!) it seems likely they’ve all got their sights set on bigger and better careers once they finally make the post-Glee leap into the big, bad industry...

The futures of the Glee cast were a hot topic over at E! this week, as they conducted a quick study on just whose career might have the best luck after the show’s eventual swan song – and the results might surprise you!

So, who of the Glee kiddos will be voted "Most Likely to Succeed" as their time runs out at McKinley High?

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Turns out, it isn’t a kiddo at all. The title belongs to — according to technical polling via Q Scores and E-Poll Market Research! — none other than Matthew Morrison (Will).

SAY WHAT?!?!

Yep, Morrison’s rankings — based on visibility to the general public and not just, say, DIEHARD Glee fans, mind you — is above average. He leads the cast with a 28% at Q Score, which means “that 28 percent of the population familiar with him say he is ‘one of their favorite’ personalities.”

Hmmm…

E! points to Real-life Mr. Schue’s upcoming film role in What To Expect When You’re Expecting and (semi-successful?) musical career (which could soon get a boost, we’ll be fair…) as indicators of future success. And that same logic is applied to runner-up Lea Michele (Rachel), who starred in New Year’s Eve recently, has a voice role in Dorothy of Oz, and might just be bringing Spring Awakening to the big screen (someday…. maybe.).

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Chris Colfer (Kurt) – who we’d have guessed might have topped the list (Emmy win, anyone?) — sits at an “above average” score alongside co-stars Amber Riley and Mark Salling. Anyone else find this odd? Chris is currently super busy (writing books! writing and starring in a movie!). His co-stars? Not so much.

Weighing in a notch below – at around average – are Cory Monteith, Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss. (Darren! Really?! Does his upcoming movie with a comedy A-lister and that $4 million stint on Broadway count for nothing?)

And the cast member with the LOWEST appeal? Poor Dianna Agron (Quinn).

We know you’re almost guaranteed to disagree with these findings — beefs, we have a few — so weigh-in in our handy-dandy poll and tell us: Who do YOU think has the best shot at post-Glee fame?

Source: E! Online