“The ACC has not performed as well this year as they have performed traditionally.”
Jay Bilas on ESPN’s College Basketball Gameday, further emphasizing my exact point that has been argued here and on Pack Pride multiple times this year.
It is really not that big of a deal. But, it is a relevant point that needs to be made — the ACC is down compared to its strength in historical seasons.
Before you start berating the comments box with completely irrelevant points, think carefully. The point is NOT that the ACC is better than other conferences in the country, the point is that compared to past seasons, the ACC is not as consistently strong as it has usually been.
Other relevant comments:
* “The ACC isn’t that good this year…there aren’t that many good teams�? – John Kilgo talking ACC Basketball on WFNZ Radio in Charlotte on November 9, 2005
* “The league is down�? – Doug Gottlieb, ESPN.com on November 15, 2005
* “Don’t waste your breath telling me the ACC is a great league. I’m not buying it. Since Dec. 28, ACC teams have lost to Elon (Clemson), Air Force (Georgia Tech), Old Dominion (Virginia Tech) and Western Kentucky (Virginia).�? – Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer on January 4, 2006
* Update: “The ACC is about 40% of what it usually is this year.” – John Kilgo on WFNZ at 3:45pm on March 9, 2006