Bilas Concurs: ACC not as Strong as Usual

“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, 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

General Media NCS Basketball Quotes of Note

4 Responses to Bilas Concurs: ACC not as Strong as Usual

  1. class of '74 01/28/2006 at 12:53 PM #

    It is down that’s undeniable. You can not lose all of the guards the ACC lost last year and expect to be as good. I have said this several times in earlier posts. This early entry to the NBA can kill a program just look at Wake Forest.

  2. Jeff 01/28/2006 at 1:20 PM #

    The point about the importance of guard play is excellent. Big men COULD mean more if the guards would get them the ball more. 🙂

  3. AlaskanAssassin 03/21/2006 at 9:07 AM #

    The league is down? I think just State is down.

  4. Jeff 03/21/2006 at 9:20 AM #

    I disagree with your point, as evidenced by the league only placing 2 teams into the Sweet 16 (that historically has at least 3 or 4 ACC teams)

    To be fair, if State were better….the league wouldn’t be so weak.

    Ultimately…the ACC placed 3 teams into the S16 and not a single team into the Elite 8.

    It was a very down year.

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