Denver, CO – To gauge the spelling accuracy of D-1 college basketball fans, Ditto analyzed hundreds of thousands of comment threads on popular college basketball fan Reddit forums. Ditto scrutinized the number of spelling blunders per 100 typed words. Nothing gets the trash-talking going more than when fans get their intelligence insulted by a fan from a rival school. And everyone knows it’s hard to gain validity when commenting online if you have embarrassing spelling mistakes.
The outcomes of the worst spellers in college basketball may surprise you.
According to Ditto’s findings, the worst spelling conference among the Power 5 conferences was the ACC. The Pitt Panthers lead the way in the ACC with the highest percentage of spelling mistakes, misspelling a whopping 38% of the words in their comments!
Just for kicks, Ditto compared the current top 10 teams to their fan’s spelling rankings:
Ranking Fan Comment Misspelling Ratio
- North Carolina 35.14%
- Gonzaga 23.21%
- Houston 30.82%
- Kentucky 25.68%
- Kansas 23.62%
- Baylor 19.75%
- Duke 30.22%
- UCLA 26.98%
- Creighton 24.18%
- Arkansas 27.83%
Interestingly, the Tarheels capture the top spot as the nation’s premier preseason college basketball program and a fan base with the most comments with spelling mistakes of any team in the top 10.
Ready to find out how your university’s fans fared in this epic collegiate online spelling bee? Read the full article here: Ditto Transcripts worst spelling college basketball fans.
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