Value Add projects the first 14 players listed below as Top 100 players, with Deng Adel of Louisville ranked 106th of 4,000.
Here is where Value Add ranks each Atlantic Coast Conference team for the season, and the Massey Rankings rank the football teams against all other schools. And yes, Clemson's football team will try to give the ACC another football-basketball double championship.
Updates will be provided here.
|ACC / 2017 Seed||Hoops 2017-18||Football|
|Miami FL 8||24||12|
|North Carolina 1||32||37|
|Virginia Tech 9||33||13|
|Notre Dame 5||41||20|
|Wake Forest 11||62||36|
|Florida St. 3||147||11|
|North Carolina St.||162||47|
Here are the top 15 projected players in the conference in order.
|Top 15 ACC Players||Value Add||School||Ht|
|Bonzie Colson 35||11.33||Notre Dame||`6-05|
|Ben Lammers 44||10.30||Georgia Tech||`6-10|
|Grayson Allen 3||8.50||Duke||`6-05|
|Bruce Brown 11||8.28||Miami FL||`6-05|
|Joel Berry 2||8.00||North Carolina||`6-00|
|Bryant Crawford 13||7.77||Wake Forest||`6-03|
|Josh Okogie 5||7.65||Georgia Tech||`6-04|
|Gary Trent Jr||7.61||Duke||`6-06|
|Isaiah Wilkins 21||7.30||Virginia||`6-07|
|Deontae Hawkins 23||7.16||Boston College||`6-08|
|Lonnie Walker||6.99||Miami FL||`6-04|
Ken Pomeroy ranked the ACC as second to only the Big 12 of 32 Division 1 basketball conferences, which will all be previewed here with notes on which schools are now "basketball" or "football" schools based on which program is stronger this season. Football revenue is much higher, but programs are much more expensive between equipment and the requirement of matching enough women's scholarships in other sports. Therefore some programs forgo FBS football programs to focus on low cost basketball programs as their biggest revenue sport.
Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and ESPN have lauded Value Add Basketball for estimating the number of points each college basketball players is worth to his team above a replacement player - similar to baseball WAR (Wins Above Replacement). Massey Ratings is used for the football rankings above.
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