The ACC-Big Ten Challenge once again goes to the Big Ten (B1G). With wins by Michigan State, Indiana, Minnesota and Penn State last night, the B1G prevailed by an 8-4 margin.
It’s time to face this unfortunate fact: the ACC is not as good of a basketball conference as it used to be.
In years past, the ACC would never let another conference – let alone the B1G – dominate it in head-to-head challenges like this one. I remember when the ACC would dominate the Big East, which was thought to be a basketball conference that was more than worthy of challenging the ACC. Hell, in the first few years of the ACC-B1G challenge, the ACC dominated to the point the question was asked “why have this challenge?”
Now the conference of my youth has lost this challenge for the third year in a row, and the difference between the conferences were not even close. Ohio State beating down Duke pretty much summed it up. The B1G’s best team (Ohio State) smashed the ACC’s second-best team (Duke).
Aside from Virginia upsetting #15 Michigan (actually it was an ass-whupping), the B1G showed that it is the clear-cut better conference.
Growing up in ACC country, that is a hard pill to swallow. It was even tougher for me to type.