Department: The ACC

The Clash of the Titans

Posted on January 16, 2019, in The Team by Seattle Hoo.

With Virginia Tech safely out of the way, we can now turn to anticipation of what will likely be the biggest game of the college basketball regular season: Kenpom #1 Virginia visiting Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on AP #1 Duke.  Although the Blue Devils failed to uphold their end of it and let Syracuse take some of the shine off of the matchup, it will still be a battle of #1 teams for first place in the ACC.  We here hope that Duke freshman point guard Tre Jones is able to play.

ACC Power Rankings: December Edition

Posted on December 2, 2018, in The ACC by StLouHoo.

The calendar has flipped to December and with most teams having about 7-ish games in the bank, we're about a quarter of the way through the season. With the ACC-B1G Challenge behind us and most teams having completed their holiday tournament runs, we feel it's the right time to take a look at our preseason Power Rankings and see what needs updating. A few teams are as good as we thought they'd be, a couple are as bad as predicted, and in between a lot of teams

Faulty Compass

Posted on October 31, 2018, in The Team by MaizeAndBlueWahoo.

My original idea for this week's column got short-circuited when I realized: I no longer have any real idea how to tell the difference between a good ACC team and a bad one.

It started with this thought: wow, the rest of the teams on our schedule are some pretty mediocre-ass looking outfits.  Yes, all of them.  Yes, I know what that means.  Actually, it's probably our whole division that's mediocre and we're taking full advantage right now.  ...