Carbon based lifeform
- 11 Feb 2004
As for Falcons suggestion that the ACC is overrated... since when? We have NEVER been overrated. Until BC, VT and Miami joined the conference the ACC was never even considered a viable conference, and now people are bitching because we get more credit... which is it people?? So, before you jump back on that band wagon check how many teams we put in there and the games we played, the ACC has done tremendously well these past few years. As for your comment about the Big10 vs the ACC anyone in the ACC can beat anyone in the ACC any given week much like the SEC, the Big10 has three teams OSU, Michigan and Wisconsin... and who else? There are not three other teams in the conference which could beat any of those... so all you Big 10 followers can put the signs down, get off the soapboxes and go back home... Now, lets talk facts...
To strengthen my case look at last years bowl games... the ACC was the number one conference represented... I wonder why? Because there is no "goto team" anymore.
The ACC will remain competitive in football and always will be competitve in basketball... and the inherent problems with the current system will haunt college football for at least one more year...
Here is the breakdown for this year bowl win by conference.
You will notice that the ACC only hit 50%, however if you look closer you will notice that all their top tier teams have lost, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Virginia Tech. All of their ranked teams did not show well, and with the down year Miami and Florida State had, none of their power teams showed.
The Pac 10 also hit 50% but their ranked teams won, USC and Cal.
 My bad, I left off BC, one of the two consistently well coached teams in that conference, the other being Virginia Tech.
I do not put much faith in the coaching at FSU and Miami, there is simply too much talent there to not finish top 5 every year. Look at the impact pros they have and the number of pros they put out. Too much talent.