I had to watch the Duke Pitt game a day later due to being out of town. At the half I listened to former Duke great Jay Williams and former Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg talk about who they thought was the best conference in college basketball. They both went back and forth having the Big 10 and Big 12 at the top. When they were asked by another commentator about the ACC, they shrugged their shoulders. Jay had the PAC 10 above the ACC, landing the ACC in 4th place. Look these guys know more about basketball than I do about chasing the endless summer. But, I'm here to say don't forget about the ACC come March Madness. I can agree with them on their thinking that the ACC is not the best top to bottom conference. However, the ACC has teams that can cut down the nets in April. Duke and Syracuse can easily make the Final Four. Virginia and Pittsburgh could do damage as well come tourney time. The ACC could possibly land 5 to 7 teams in the dance. As I told Jay Williams on Twitter "6 of the past 13 NCAA Chamipons are playing in the ACC". I understand his response .."New year and new league my man". He is right, it is a new year and a new league. Next year we will add Louisville. That would give the ACC 7 of the past 13 NCAA Champions. The ACC is evolving and the teams at the top of the conference can and have been winning. While the ACC might not be the best top to bottom conference, don't count them out come March Madness. With a 46% (6 of past 13 NCAA Champions) success rate of its teams cutting down the nets over the last 13 years, I wouldn't bet against that house!
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