1. University of Wisconsin
It didn’t grab the #1 spot because of tangible facts; it’s the intangibles that helped Wisconsin earn its keep. It’s all about the students and the mindset that, despite their shortcomings, they’re still going to go out more, drink more, and rage more than any other school in the country. Go visit Madison for a week, and you’ll see what I’m saying. It’s chaos.
You’ll notice I said “week” and not just “weekend.” Why? That wouldn’t do the students justice, because Tuesday night is the third biggest night to go out in Madison, behind Thursday and Friday. Saturday would trump Tuesday, but Fall gamedays really mess up the average on that one. Most students are passed out before the game even starts, and, considering almost all of Wisconsin’s home games start at 11 o’clock, that’s really saying something.
I’ve been told that Wisconsin’s student culture is kind of like Greek life as a whole: from the outside looking in, you can’t understand it (Why are all the students telling each other to “eat shit” and “fuck themselves” and then clapping afterwards?), and from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it..