I'm not knocking Duke or UNC, but to say Syracuse and Pitt aren't equals is foolish! Duke and UNC have beaten up on a bunch of nobodies in that conference for the last decade or so, party's over!!! If UCONN comes as expected then get used to a whole new world champ!
Have Duke and UNC been beating up a bunch of nobodies en route to all those national championships over the past couple decades as well?
Dixon and Boeheim have built great programs but they're nowhere near the level of Duke or UNC. Talent wise they draw similar recruits to what Wake Forest or NC State bring in, and while they'll get better players once they're drawn into the ACC the talent gap is still going to be extremely wide. They're lucky to have a single NBA player on their roster while Duke and UNC consider it a down year if they don't have two on the bench.
They're still great coaches and I'd expect them to win......the main worry I'd have is what becomes of UCONN and Syracuse after Boeheim and Calhoun. Or Pitt after Dixon if someone gives him a better offer elsewhere.
But whatever believe what ya want. I'm not here to change your mind. Live in your bubble!
Syracuse and Pitt aren't on UNC or Duke's level, but they're not that far off. They will give Duke and UNC fits and will compete for the division.
As far as I'm concerned, the ACC can take ten running steps and GO **** ITSELF!!!
I've always hated Pitt (so that won't change) ... but now Syracuse can **** off too.
1) Win the next game.
2) See goal #1
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