(CBS) It’s been argued from coast to coast, in bars and living rooms and at family functions — and in the South, probably church, too.
What college football team do you hate most?READ MORE: FDA Approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Ages 12 To 15
And by extension, what college football program is any given state’s biggest rival?
Well, no more need to wonder. Thanks to a Reddit poll and work, we can now look. While it’s admittedly unofficial, it’s enlightening and gives us a good idea of what team each state hates the most.READ MORE: Navy Pier Flyover Completed After Years Of Construction Delays -- Many Ask Why It Too So Long
Around here, Illinoisans most despite the Michigan Wolverines — which makes sense, given that there are so many Big Ten graduates living in the Chicago area and Michigan’s high stature in the sport.
In another revealing aspect, in big states with a multitude of high-major programs (Texas, California, Florida), it’s often the flagship school or most successful one that is most hated. Because hey, if you’re the Texas Longhorns, you’re going to be disliked by Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and TCU.MORE NEWS: Buckingham Fountain To Be Turned On Before Memorial Day After Sitting Dry For Over A Year Amid Pandemic
Check out the map below.
By popular demand we removed the spam votes and made a REAL map of "Most Hated Team by State" pic.twitter.com/iODSXaa07r— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) August 7, 2014