They do call themselves the 'Crazies" for a reason.
It isn't out of the norm to catch a Duke fan rooting for the Blue Devils at a basketball game they aren't even playing in (see video above), as loony as that may sound.
If nothing else, the Dukies deserve an A+ for living up to the standards of their self-appointed name.
Kidding aside, Duke's fan base deserves recognition for a number of reasons. Tradition, loyalty and an unmistakable level of confidence are among them.
Going into Cameron Indoor Stadium and coming away victorious is no easy feat for any opponent, and the home crowd isn't shy about turning it up a notch to make you feel as uninvited as possible.
That said, the Crazies haven't been filling up the seats the way they once were (per NY Times), and last year's opening-round loss to No. 15 seeded Lehigh did nothing to help restore the enthusiasm.
Still, it's unlikely that they'll be unseated as one of the top fanbases in the country anytime soon.