Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Big East Kicks Butt, But the ACC Isn't Shabby Either

The Big East has an amazing nine teams in the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. That is 56% of their 16-team setup (that would equal 6.7 ACC teams).

Still, the ACC isn't that bad, either. The ACC has three of the top four ranked teams: No. 2 Duke, No. 3 North Carolina and No. 4 Wake Forest (those schools are all about a stones throw away from one another).

Clemson also chimes in at No. 11. Boston College vaults to No. 24 with their upset over UNC.

Five of 12 teams in the Top 25 (41% of the conference) isn't bad at all. Especially when 25% of the conference is ranked in the top four of the nation and 33% is ranked in the top eleven. Miami-FL has been ranked and Florida State has been getting a few votes.

This isn't an "ACC-is-better" argument because the Big East is. The schedule in that league is unbelievable and every other day, it seems, features two ranked teams facing off.

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