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The Way Too Early Top 5 | ACC Basketball 2017-2018

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Now that the 2016-17 college basketball season has come to a close, it’s time to look way ahead to next season, because we already have all the answers, right? As the confetti settles on the Tar Heels after their national championship run, here’s a look at who will be the kings of the ACC in 2017. Will it be Duke? UNC? Louisville? Check out the teams we think will be sitting atop the league next season!

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The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference in the United States in which its fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA’s) Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions’ athletic programs held in high regard nationally. ACC teams and athletes have claimed dozens of national championships in multiple sports throughout the conference’s history. Generally, the ACC’s top athletes and teams in any particular sport in a given year are considered to be among the top collegiate competitors in the nation. The ACC is considered to be one of the six collegiate power conferences, all of which enjoy extensive media coverage and automatic qualifying for their football champion into the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). With the advent of the College Football Playoff in 2014, the ACC will be one of five conferences with a contractual tie-in to an “access bowl”, the successors to the BCS.

Founded in 1953 in Greensboro, North Carolina, by seven universities located in the South Atlantic States, the conference added additional members in late 1953, 1979, 1991, 2004, and 2013. The 2004 and 2013 additions extended the conference’s footprint into the Northeast and Midwest. The most recent expansion in 2013 saw the additions of the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, and Syracuse University. In 2012, the University of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted to withdraw from the ACC to join the Big Ten Conference. On November 28, 2012, the ACC’s Council of Presidents voted unanimously to invite the University of Louisville as a full member, replacing Maryland.

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12 thoughts on “The Way Too Early Top 5 | ACC Basketball 2017-2018

  1. Duke will win it all next season Coach K finally uses a 10 man rotation and more defense and big men like Vanrokic and Wendell Carter and Bolden plus Luke Kennard and Grayson Allen and Frank Jackson with Gary Trent and Duval and either Mohammad Bamba or Kevin Knox we will win it all next season

  2. Yeah that’s why we got the best combo guard in the country coming here and likely that Kevin knox jr will also I also believe that Joel berry will stay and so will Bradley

    1. +unc.highlights​
      Yeah last season. New season = new team, not New season = same team from last season

    2. Mr. Splashteen #SaveUltima well we obviously don’t need recruiting if we won the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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