This is the first of my annual six statistical projections of BCS conference starters. The lineups are based on the Starting Fives series of articles released two weeks ago, along with a couple of changes due to recent developments.
Point guards are the quarterbacks of their respective teams. This comparison is often said because of the similarities and responsibilities that lie within each position in their respective sports. Besides a solid quarterback, the five best backcourts in the country also have depth, experience, and athleticism. Watch for these five teams to make deep runs this year because of their great backcourt play:
ATLANTA, GA – For a second-straight year North Carolina was a unanimous choice to finish first atop the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball race in voting by 40 media members at the league’s annual Basketball Media Day.
Duke was picked for second, while Wake Forest was voted third. Miami was fourth, followed by Clemson (fifth) and Virginia Tech (sixth).
Pick Six: ACC
Throughout the week, check back for articles highlighting the Top 6 players in each BCS league. Then next week we’ll be rolling out the Top 6 at each position.
ACC FIVE-YEAR STANDINGS
This ranking tries to answer a simple question: Who has been the best team in the ACC over the last five years?
Unlike the NBA, where most starting lineups are set in stone weeks before the season, NCAA starting fives are highly unsettled and constantly in flux. Going through the BCS leagues this week, I'll be projecting the starting fives for each team. Also included is the team's most important bench option, and some notes on other possible lineups.
Thanks to the genius of YouTube, the world has access to thousands of great college basketball videos to see every day. Every day (or so) we'll feature a new movie to whet your college basketball appetite. Even if you've seen them before, some clips are just too good not to watch again and again.