College Basketbal ACC Conference Contenders Updated: December 2018
Atlantic Coast Conference Predictions:
Like the Big 12, the ACC is very deep. Virginia (20-1) and Duke (18-3) are ranked No. 2 and 4, respectively, and are absolutes for the tournament. Clemson (18-4) is the big surprise and defending national champion North Carolina might be an even bigger surprise given that they are just 5-5 in conference play.
The Tar Heels are 16-7 overall but will get into the tournament on name recognition alone. Miami, Virginia Tech, N.C. State, and Florida State are all worthy but expect at least one of them to be left out on Selection Sunday.