Duke, North Carolina and 7 Programs with Great Academics and Great Basketball

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Duke, North Carolina and 7 Programs with Great Academics and Great Basketball
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College is actually not all about basketball, it is also about having great academics like these schools. The Duke Blue Devils were prestigious for schooling in the classroom before they were for doing so on the court, and each coach has kept that tradition, all the way to Mike Krzyzewski.

Duke and the North Carolina Tar Heels were both ranked highly by US News, with Duke being in the top 10, and North Carolina was ranked No. 30.

The two teams are rivals both academically and when it comes to basketball, but they are not the only schools who are highly regarded around the country in terms of both basketball and academics. These seven schools all share that in common.

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