Friday, February 1, 2008

WOE IS THE ACC?

There has been plenty of criticism in the media this year about the weak ACC. We recently noted ESPN’s Colin Cowherd’s comments, while others have pointed out that the league is not as good as years past with only Duke and UNC to crow about.

No doubt, the #3 and #4 spots in the league seem to be hard to figure. Early on, it was likely that Miami and Clemson might rise to the top, while pre-season polls liked the Wolfpack.

Maryland?

Who knows? Check for nightly updates.

Yes, inconsistency has been the watchword.

So just how weak is the ACC?

Not so weak.

The ACC is the ONLY conference in American where EVERY TEAM is over .500.


You want a piece of the worst team – the 10-9 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets?

Or how about the worst team in the conference standings – Virginia at 1-5 ACC?

Both pretty tough outs.

As typically happens, a couple of those second tier teams will improve dramatically – and right now you have to put the Terps at the head of that class – and be ready to beat up some folks come tournament time.

It’s not too late, but it’s February.

(Hey, look, another Jon Scheyer in training. Duke's Kyle Singler (12) practices Schyerizing. AP Photo/Sara D. Davis)

(Osby: Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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