We all know that Duke has some wonderfully crazy basketball fans. There just aren’t many places where students will camp out in tents (in the cold) to get tickets. But as hard as it is for a Duke student to get a ticket to a Blue Devil basketball game, it’s even harder for a high school student to get an acceptance letter from the Duke admissions office.
Sports fans, however, can take heart. Check out rivals.com’s rankings of the 16 schools with the best home-court advantage (based, of course, on the fevered pitch of their fans). Sure, there are some highly selective schools on the list like Duke and Notre Dame. But there are also a lot of great schools where you’ll need to be on the top of your game to get tickets, but needn’t be at the top of your class to get accepted. Check out the pictures of fans at schools like Wisconsin, Illinois, New Mexico, and perennial Collegewise cool school Gonzaga. As their fans would say (scream), Go ‘Zags!