And the IH wrote Tom Dienhart and e-mail:
SEC teams beat up on each other, resulting in several 7 and 8 win teams. The conference winds up sending ten of its twelve teams to bowls. The SEC is the best college football conference.
ACC teams beat up on each other, resulting in several 7 and 8 win teams. The conference winds up sending ten of its twelve teams to bowls. The ACC is mediocre and boring.
Look, dude, spin whatever narrative you want. The truth is that by the numbers...by the facts...(y'know, those things that always get in the way of people who talk football but don't really know the game...y'know, people like you) the ACC is a hell of a football conference. You dismiss Sagarin out of hand because those numbers just don't mesh with your story. Truth is, Jeff Sagarin forgot more about college football today than you'll know by the time you're 90.
The ACC hasn't produced that team yet, the team with a top notch, Sunday-caliber offense that's coached by an asshole like Bob Stoops who'll run the score up on inferior competition to get media attention. VT got close...damn close...with Marcus Vick, but he turned out to be a douchebag and VT's offense is still recovering from the younger Vick's abrupt departure. But there's good coaching and good talent in the conference now, not just in one or two programs. So that team is coming. And when it gets here, guys like you will be calling the ACC the class of college football.
But guys like me will have quit listening to you a long time ago.