Tech’s ACC Road About to Get Tougher

Al Featherston of the ACC Sports Journal recently ranked all 15 basketball programs in the future ACC, and he broke them down into three categories: superpowers, the middle class, and the have-nots.  It’s a terrific article that features a lot of insight on each program, and I recommend that you read it if possible.  It includes Louisville, Syracuse, Pitt and Notre Dame, and it throws out Maryland.

If you’re not an ACC Sports Journal subscriber, and you probably aren’t, I’ll go ahead and give you his program rankings, starting with the superpowers:

1: UNC
2: Duke
3: Louisville
4: Syracuse

These are your elite programs in the ACC, with long winning traditions and national championships to their names.  The next group, the middle class, makes up the majority of the ACC: