By Tom HaberstrohAJC • March 19, 2019 8:58:18While it’s been awhile since the ACC’s coaches have been paid by their conference, that doesn’t mean the league hasn’t been able to pull in some big names.
The ACC is in the midst of a $3.8 million television deal with CBS, and while the rest of the country doesn’t have the money to afford it, there’s still plenty of incentive to win in the ACC.
Below are our top 25 ACC coaches, according to our rankings, plus a few players we didn’t list, including a few from the league’s biggest rivalry.
The full list will be published this week, but the top 25 below.
We’ve updated our top five to include players who were eligible for the NCAA Tournament, but did not participate in the postseason.
The new list includes the players who have been on the floor and on the bench for at least one game in the conference tournament, which has been expanded to three games for this year’s tournament.
For reference, here are the teams that made the cut:ACC-Big East-Atlantic-Big Ten-Big 12-Mountain West-Pac-12-SECWe’ve also added a few former assistants who will be on our list next season, including former ACC assistant Joe Lunardi and former coach Dave Rice.
We know that some of you may be wondering why we didn�t include some of the ACC�s biggest stars.
After all, some of them are the ACC players who are currently at their highest level.
That�s why we put their names on the list, and we’ll have the full list of our top 10 coaches coming out this week.
Here is the full NCAA tournament schedule:Thursday, March 21: Connecticut at Notre Dame, 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 22: North Carolina at North Carolina, 1 p.t.
Saturday-Monday, March 23: Syracuse at Michigan State, 8:30 p.r.
Saturday and Sunday: Syracuse vs. Wake Forest, 6:30 a.m., 4 p.l.
Saturday: Miami at Virginia Tech, 3 p.p.m.; Saturday-Monday: Miami vs. Virginia Tech.Saturday�s schedule will feature seven games: Connecticut, Virginia Tech (Virginia), Wake Forest (NC State), Virginia (NCU), North Carolina (North Carolina), Syracuse (North). Saturday�s non-conference slate includes three games: Boston College at Syracuse, Notre Dame at Clemson, Boston College (Boston College) vs. Syracuse (Boston).Saturday� s non-league slate also features seven games.
Clemson, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Boston College are the only teams not to play.
Here�s a breakdown of the teams on the ACC-Big 16 and Big Ten-Atlantic squads.