Duke Blue Devils

Competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke's athletic teams, known as the Blue Devils, have captured 15 team national championships, including four by its high profile men's basketball team.[8] In 2013, Duke was ranked 17th and 23rd in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings[9] and QS World University Rankings,[10]respectively, while tying for 7th in the U.S. in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report "Best National Universities Rankings."[11]