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College Basketball Twitter: Who we hate

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Duke, mostly.

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College basketball Twitter is a fun place, full of good-natured, even-keeled, well-educated individuals who are passionate about their team and are never prone to overreact.

So it might shock you to learn that there are actually some teams out there that fans dislike.

Last Friday, I was curious about who those teams were, so I posted the following tweet, and retweeted it periodically throughout the weekend:

The tweet itself had 206 replies, plus a bunch of quote tweets. I posted the question on Facebook as well and also got a handful of responses. In all, the good people of online gave out 981 hate votes.

Some findings from those 981 votes:

  • 144 went to Duke, by far the most hated team by our followers/fans
  • Kentucky came in second at 113
  • After that, there was a huge gap with Syracuse at 51 and North Carolina at 42
  • 151 different schools got at least one vote, including Lamar, The Citadel, and Canisius for whatever reason
  • VCU is the most hated mid-major, with 14 votes
  • While 151 schools had at least one vote, more than half of the votes went to the same nine schools
  • Based on who was voting for which schools, the Marquette-Wisconsin hate and Xavier-Cincinnati hate is very, very real

And now a sampling of the very best of your hate...

And I’m not sure what this is in reference to, but it seems like quite a burn from a Marquette fan.

Lastly, you want to see the complete list. I know you want to see the complete list. Here is the complete list, with every team that someone hates and the number of people who hate them.

Hate Rankings

SCHOOL VOTES
SCHOOL VOTES
Duke 144
Kentucky 113
Syracuse 51
North Carolina 42
Xavier 36
Louisville 35
Wisconsin 33
Kansas 28
Georgetown 14
Notre Dame 14
VCU 14
Villanova 13
Indiana 13
Wichita State 13
Michigan State 13
Ohio State 13
Dayton 12
Creighton 12
Marquette 11
Butler 11
Cincinnati 11
Gonzaga 11
Missouri 11
Connecticut 10
UCLA 8
Michigan 8
Iowa State 8
Rhode Island 7
Kansas State 7
Virginia 7
Richmond 6
Iona 6
Purdue 6
Memphis 5
Oakland 5
BYU 5
Boston College 5
Illinois 5
Arizona 4
Maryland 4
New Mexico State 4
Detroit Mercy 4
West Virginia 4
Nebraska 4
Pittsburgh 4
Baylor 4
Seton Hall 4
Western Kentucky 4
Illinois State 4
UNLV 4
New Mexico 3
St. Bonaventure 3
Temple 3
Minnesota 3
Murray State 3
Alabama 3
Iowa 3
Oregon 3
Texas 3
Rutgers 3
Saint Joseph’s 3
Akron 3
Central Michigan 3
North Carolina State 3
Bradley 3
Middle Tennessee 3
Siena 3
Davidson 2
Holy Cross 2
LIU Brooklyn 2
Louisiana Tech 2
Northwestern 2
Old Dominion 2
Saint Mary's 2
South Carolina 2
UAB 2
Robert Morris 2
St. John’s 2
Louisiana 2
Coastal Carolina 2
Winthrop 2
Valparaiso 2
Southern Illinois 2
UTEP 2
Saint Louis 2
North Dakota State 2
South Dakota State 2
Quinnipiac 2
Rider 2
Monmouth 2
Washington 2
Penn State 2
Colorado 2
Sam Houston State 2
Providence 2
Albany 2
Eastern Kentucky 2
Northern Iowa 2
Manhattan 2
Cal 1
Canisius 1
Charlotte 1
Chattanooga 1
Clemson 1
Evansville 1
Florida 1
Florida State 1
George Mason 1
Harvard 1
Kent State 1
Liberty 1
LSU 1
Mercer 1
Mount St. Mary’s 1
New Orleans 1
Niagara 1
North Texas 1
Oklahoma 1
Stanford 1
Tennessee 1
Texas State 1
The Citadel 1
UNC Greensboro 1
Utah 1
Vermont 1
Yale 1
DePaul 1
Ole Miss 1
Marshall 1
Lehigh 1
Georgia 1
Seattle 1
Appalachian State 1
Tulane 1
UNC Asheville 1
High Point 1
Lafayette 1
CS Bakersfield 1
La Salle 1
Charleston 1
Toledo 1
Miami Ohio 1
Eastern Michigan 1
Jacksonville 1
South Dakota 1
USC Upstate 1
Milwaukee 1
San Diego State 1
Lamar 1
Stony Brook 1
Colorado State 1