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11-14-2009 08:53 PM #1
ACC Football: Worse than ever
It's bad, boys. In watching the Terps vs. VTech today... I saw (yet again) a very weak Maryland team. But in all honesty, I also saw an unimpressive VTech squad.
The bottom line is that ACC football - from top to bottom - is pretty much irrelevant.
And it's been heading in this direction for years.
11-14-2009 09:12 PM #2
If you believe in the Sagarin Ratings, the ACC was the 3rd best conference headed into this week. I don't buy it personally....I'd say the ACC is somewhere in the 4-6 range among all conferences. I also don't think the ACC is any worse than it has been in recent seasons. No better, but not worse.
Maybe it just seems that way to you because watching the Terps is becoming such a painful experience?
11-14-2009 09:17 PM #3
I'm not sure how you can call Virginia Tech unimpressive when they weren't ever challenged. Beamer is big on setting the cruise control when the game is in hand and not attempting to embarrass the opposition.
11-14-2009 09:32 PM #4
11-14-2009 11:35 PM #5
Right now I'd rate the conferences:
3. Big East
3a. Big 12
4. Big 10
I'd say the SEC and Pac-10 are head and shoulders above the rest, while the Big East, Big 12, and ACC are all interchangeable.
I know some big 10 apologists will point out that they have 4 teams in the top 25, however they are all vastly overrated, IMO. None of them have defeated anybody worth noting outside the conference and all have played inconsistent in a conference full of terrible teams.
11-15-2009 01:08 AM #6Plus Member Since January 2009 Major League Starter
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What would you have to see from VT to impress you? They had just about as impressive a first half as you can have on both sides of the ball.
Chalk the second half up to Frank being a class act because, if he wanted to, VT could have hung 50 on the Terps.
11-15-2009 04:36 AM #7
I think there's no question the SEC is tougher, and I think the top non-USC portion of the PAC-10 is looking a little better than it used to. Beyond those two, I don't see why you would think other conferences are stronger than the ACC. I think both the Big-12 and Big-10 are distinctly lame this year. As for the Big East, I don't have much of an opinion either way, mainly because I can't keep up with which schools are in it (Until UConn damn near beat Cincinnati, I didn't even know UConn played football.) I think the main thing that's happening is that football talent is just way more dispersed than it used to be. Even the best teams don't look all that great to me. While FLA and Bama keep winning games, if you watch their conference games, they're not all that impressive, they mainly make less-costly mistakes than their opposition does. I think the main reason Texas looks good is because they don't play anybody much.
Disclaimer: I have ties to GT, and I'm quit happy to see them #7. Now, I'm sure that somebody will find a way to say they don't really count, but I don't buy it. (Plus, the GT song is not only one of the best football tunes ever, it's also the only one in the ACC that isn't downright terrible ;-)
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