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Thought this was interesting:
SEC: 8 schools in top 20
ACC: 4 schools in top 20
Big 12: 2 schools
Big 10: 2 schools
Pac 12:3 schools
Is there a chance that the ACC can turn things around? I'm not saying we will ever be anywhere near the SEC, but compared to other conferences we may not be in such terrible shape in terms of talent. Thoughts?
Also, I was surprised to see Louisville's class at 47. I guess if coaches can recruit against the ACC, imagine what they say about the Big East...I wonder how much they will improve (if at all) as a program once they join the ACC? Definitely rooting for Strong and Co. but thought he'd do better this year, though I haven't really followed their class.
Finally, what in the world is wrong with Texas? Seems like they normally kill it. TAMU fans must be besides themselves with joy right now.
ACC has one super power team (FSU), 2 very good teams (Miami and Clemson), and 3 good teams (Virginia Tech, UNC, and UVA) in terms of recruiting talent.
Big 10 has two super power teams (Michigan and Ohio State) and 3 good teams (Nebraska, Penn State, and Michigan State) in terms of recruiting
Pac-12 has one super power team (USC), 3 very good teams (Oregon, UCLA, and Washington ), and 2 good teams (Cal and Stanford) in recruiting.
Big 12 has one super power team (Texas), 1 very good team (Oklahoma), and 3 good teams (Baylor, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State) in recruiting.
Pac-12 is probably the best conference followed by the ACC, then the Big 10, then the Big 12.
ACC has always had a lot of talent. Just look at NFL players by conference. ACC just consistently has bad coaching for the most part IMO.
Your breakdown is an interesting way to look at it, especially considering the on-field results of the teams you named vs the ACC teams.
Also, I wonder how much UVA and VT will improve in the next couple of years considering all the talent in the DMV?
And still, I have to ask since I didn't follow them - what in the world happened to Texas this year? Was it a down year in the state or did A&M just own them?
Agree, talent has never been the problem in the ACC. Coaching and administrative support are lacking. When you produce the 2nd most NFL players, you shouldn't be lumped in with the Big East as far as football prestige goes, but there we are.
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Texas had to take a small class due to numbers. They still signed a quality class.. just not a large quantity
Not sure how any one could not put Miami as a elite program along with FSU. They just have to get out of their own way for four years in a row and they are in a title game. Jmo
I think it's time for Bob Stoops to become open to a new challenge. Nothing wrong with winning 10+ a year but OU has plateaued hard core the last seven years.
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I don't think they are on the same level recruiting wise as FSU currently or in the near future. Taking a look at their most recent classes proves that.. Not to mention that Miami has some serious issues that really stand out when compared to other recruiting giants like FSU, UF, Bama, etc.
Anyone know any OU fans? I wonder how they feel about him? Would also like to know how Texas fans feel about Mack Brown.
I think Texas fans were ok with Mack until A&M started to show they can compete in state and on a national level. Now I think you will see Texas alums making that leash a lot shorter, much like what happened with Bowden, only Brown didn't build Texas like Bowden did FSU.
Agree. The philosophy to get parity within the Conf. By the ACC doesn't help the perception.
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