ACC With Syracuse, Pittsburgh

        Las time the ACC raided the Big East Conference, it was in a football sense. This time, in a move that bring both Syracuse and Pittsburgh, the ACC becomes the dominant basketball conference once again. Perennial powers Duke and North Carolina are joined by the Orange and Panthers- at least one of the two were ranked in each of the last pre-season and post-season polls for the last decade.

        Add-in some a strong program with rich traditions like Maryland and two teams- Clemson, a team with five straight 20+ win seasons, Florida State, three straight 20+ win seasons. This talent has elite-level teams capable of making deep March runs and winning NCAA tournament, and top-to-bottom depth.

By President Corey Ruff - 9 - 19 - 11