CHARLOTTE, NC (Mark Price/The Charlotte Observer) - Duke and UNC figure prominently in a ranking of "the 16 most obnoxious fans in college basketball" released this month by ThrillList.
UNC came in at No. 5 and Duke made the Top 3.
Topping the list of bad fans were followers of the University of Maryland Terrapins, who were referred to as "meaner, more tasteless, ruthless (and) unscrupulous."
ThrillList explains its timing by noting college basketball fans are apt to become "downright intolerable for the three weeks of March Madness," which is now.
To create the list, the site says it relived some of college basketball's most treacherous fan moments and then ranked their level of transgressions.
Here's what the list says about UNC.
As for Duke, the list made these observations:
While insults to both beloved NC universities are considered an affront to the entire state, we can take some solace that weren't not fans of the Maryland Terrapins, who were lambasted.
Among the insults reserved for Maryland: