The ACC has five teams in the Top 25. The top of the league is very good. But after that? Maybe not so much. With a huge game next week between Duke and North Carolina (isn’t every meeting between those two teams a big deal?), there’s still a lot to be sorted out in one of the strongest conferences in the nation.
Let’s go back to January 28, shall we? Notre Dame comes from behind at home to beat the Blue Devils. It was Duke’s third conference loss in the month of January. But since then, the Blue Devils have looked like experienced upperclassmen rather than wet-footed underclassmen in a very deep ACC, especially at the top of the conference.
Since its monster upset over Kansas, Oklahoma State might officially be off the bubble and in the tournament. Before the Cowboys look too far ahead, however, they will have to face the winners of three straight in Baylor.