Over the last few weeks, the folks at Reddit have been surveying the country to find out the most hated teams in each sport.
Fans of college sports, particularly football and basketball, are some of the most passionate and heated fans there are. Everyone seemingly hates their rivals but there are other programs that every fan seems to hate and that may not be any more true in college basketball. Power programs like the Kentucky Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils, who are arguably the two best programs in the country, seem especially hated.
The south mostly hates the Wildcats with the Blue Devils, Louisville Cardinals and North Carolina Tar Heels sprinkled in. In the northeast, the Big East schools share the hate and you can see heated the rivalry between the Georgetown Hoyas and Syracuse Orange really is. The midwest mostly split but there is a lot of hate for the Blue Devils and much like football – the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Kansas Jayhawks, which is obviously one of the country’s elite program has almost all of the hate in Big 12 country. Out west, both the Arizona Wildcats and Washington Huskies have earned a lot of hate. Strangely, the UCLA Bruins are absent in the west. Once the country’s very best program, the Bruins were much improved last season and will probably win a lot of the hate back if they continue to improve.