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Progress Review: Old Big East Teams in the ACC

It's the off season for football, and the candy coating has been licked off of Hokies men's basketball, so...

Let's talk about how the old Big East teams have fared since joining the ACC!

There have been 6 teams added to the ACC (and one subtracted) since the beginning of the 21st century. VT is the 2nd of six (Miami, VT, BC, Syracuse, Pitt, Louisville). How have these teams done in the new league?

BigEast-vs-ACC.0.png Overview.

In general, the old Big East teams have pulled their weight in football, but surprisingly not in basketball:

https://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2020/02/have-ex-big-east-teams-pulled-their.html

Miami.0.gif Canes

Miami is the one exception to the good football rule, as the Canes took a nosedive as soon as they joined the ACC:

https://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2020/03/miami-football-2001-19.html

VaTech.0.gif Hokies

Virginia Tech is about the same as they were in the Big East, but they play a little tougher schedule and are no longer getting New Year's Six bowls thanks to Clemson and Florida State:*

https://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2020/03/virginia-tech-football-2001-19.html

BC.0.gif Eagles

Boston College is what we thought they were - a good football team that is a tough competitor, can upset blue bloods in bowl games, but hasn't looked like a national championship threat:

https://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2020/03/boston-college-football-1991-2019.html

Syracuse.0.gif Orange

Here's the link to Syracuse (Pitt and Louisville will be posted later):

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What are YOUR thoughts? Did I get these right?

* to be honest, the Hokies have been over their heads in most of those BCS/NY6 bowls anyway.

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