So we can just say that a conference is better because a bottom team is capable of upsetting a top team on occasion? Thats just basketball I believe.
I could say the same about ND upsetting a top 10 Louisville team last week, considering ND is just a mediocre team who had previously had an awful losing streak. It just seems to me that the BE is better overall. And Depaul doesnt really count for anything, and also consider that two of the worst teams in the Big East just joined the conference a few years back. They are dragging the conference down and all the BE got out of it was Louisville. Give them a few years and see what they can do.
Also, don't count out rivalries in this conference. Sure UNC and Duke is great, but you can't under estimate something like SU-Georgetown, thats always good, I mean there last game was better then the majority of ACC games I have watched this year.
That's a rivalry?:D NCSU, Duke, UNC, WF, Clemson, and Maryland all have rivalries with each team named. The BE doesn't compare in rivalry categories. ND is mediocre middle of the pack. Our middle of the pack is Miami and FSU (both better than ND) Top to bottom the ACC is better.