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The Colleges With The Hungriest March Madness Fans, According To GrubHub

03/17/2015 04:00 pm ET | Updated Mar 17, 2015
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As March Madness switches into high gear, it is time once again to start ranking colleges by their basketball teams. But a basketball team is nothing without fans -- and fans are nothing without pounds of greasy takeout food.

GrubHub provided The Huffington Post with their own March Madness rankings, showing which schools have the hungriest fans based on ordering habits.

The rankings were calculated by comparing the amount of orders on 2014 March Madness game days to the amount of orders on a typical day over three weeks leading up to the game. GrubHub, an online food ordering service, sorted colleges by the city and zip codes that schools are in.

They may be out of the running this year in a self-imposed postseason ban, but Syracuse University fans had the highest spike in GrubHub orders on game days in 2014, increasing by about a third over average days.

Unfortunately for many of last year's hungriest fans, their teams did not make it into the NCAA brackets this year, forcing them to come up with another excuse to order five pizza pies with cheesy bread and wings.

Happy eating, sports fans.

Here's the full ranking:

  • 15. Western Michigan University
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    1 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 14. University of California-Los Angeles
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    3 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 13. Harvard University
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    6 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 12. University of Arizona
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    7 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 11. Arizona State University
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    10 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 10. University of Virginia
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    11 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 9. University of Pittsburgh
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    11 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 8. Providence College
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    12 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 7. Saint Joseph's University
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    13 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 6. University of Michigan
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    14 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 5. American University
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    16 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 4. Ohio State University
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    17 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 3. George Washington University
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    20 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 2. Michigan State University
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    30 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
  • 1. Syracuse University
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    31 percent order volume spike on March Madness game days.
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