ACC Morning Linkfest 11/26 -

ACC Morning Linkfest 11/26

by WebMaster

Posted: 11/26/2012 6:53:22 AM

Well that was an eventful weekend.  Where to start?  The good news of the weekend was Duke's performance in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.  The Blue Devils showed that they're as talented as any team in the nation, and worthy of a Top 5 ranking.  Of course its only November and the Blue Devils also showed they're heavily reliant on their starting five.  Quinn Cook played great and won the tournament MVP which should put any PG battle to rest in Durham.

Just yesterday the other end of the conference showed how bad it can be with Boston College losing to Bryant.  The other day on twitter I was asked if the ACC was in fact actually weaker than it had been just 2-3 years ago.  Their point was the ACC will still have 1-2 national title contenders every season justifying that the conference is strong.  My point is that its the bottom of the conference that has gotten much worse.  Boston College's loss to #274 Pomeroy ranked Bryant persists that theory.  Here are a few points I made in that discussion.

  • from 2003-2010 the ACC had 2 teams with Pomeroy ranks > 100
  • in 2011 Wake was 251, the ACC had 4 teams > 100 in 2012, and have 2 > 180 this season
  • so while all leagues have bad teams, the ACC's bad teams are much worse than they historically have been the strength of the ACC is unmatched, but the bottom of the ACC affects the 4th, 5th, 6 bids more than 1,2,3

The other news on Sunday is that both Boston College and NC State fired their football coaches.  Make sure to check out BC Interruption's take on the BC fire and who might be next in Chestnut Hill.  We have more on the NC State situation with a reflective look at the Tom O'Brien era and a look forward at who will be the next football coach in Raleigh.

No ACC basketball action until Tuesday night when the ACC/B1G Challenge begins, I'll have more on that series tomorrow.  Until then, here's some highlights from this weekend.

Georgia Tech vs Saint Mary's Highlights

Clemson vs Marist Highlights

Duke vs Louisville Highlights

 Team Conf Pct Overall Pct
 Duke  0-0  1.000  6-0  1.000
 Virginia Tech  0-0  1.000  5-0  1.000
 UNC  0-0  1.000  5-1  0.833
 NC State  0-0  1.000  4-1  0.800
 Clemson  0-0  1.000  4-1  0.800
 FSU  0-0  1.000  4-1  0.800
 Georgia Tech  0-0  1.000  4-1  0.800
 Maryland  0-0  1.000  4-1  0.800
 Miami  0-0  1.000  3-1  0.750
 Virginia  0-0  1.000  4-2  0.667
 Wake Forest  0-0  1.000  3-2  0.600
 Boston College  0-0  1.000  2-4  0.333


Sunday's Links

Saturday's Links


Yesterday's Games

 Marist 44 @ Clemson 59  Box
 Bryant 56 @ Boston College 54  Box
 Saint Mary's 56 @ Georgia Tech 65  Box

Today's Games

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