EARLY ACC RESULTS AND STANDINGS
Although our Louisville Cardinals do not begin ACC Conference play until this Thursday (hosting Boston College) there have already been eight ACC in-conference game, involving 12 conference members, Besides, the Cards, only Duke and Miami have not engaged in a conference contest. Here's a early look at the standings:
NC State. 2-0 (wins over Pitt, Virginia)
Notre Dame 2-0 (wins over Pitt, Syracuse)
N. Carolina 1-0 (win over Boston College)
Georgia Tech 1-0 (win over Wake Forest)
Virginia Tech 1-0 (win over Fla. St.)
Syracuse 1-1 (win over Clemson, loss to Notre Dame)
Wake Forest 0-1 ( loss to Georgia Tech)
Boston College 0-1 (loss to N. Carolina
Florida State 0-1 (loss to Virginia Tech)
Clemson 0-1 (loss to Syracuse)
Virginia 0-1 (loss to NC State)
Pitt 0-2 (losses to NC State, Notre Dame)
Out of the eight games, the home team has won three times. Pitt ha probably had the tough stretch in-conference so far, facing conference-undefeated NC. State and Notre Dame.
The in-conference games, so far, haven't really produced any shockers or upsets.
In overall WBB play, here's a look at the full standings:
N. Carolina 11-0
NC. State 11-2
Notre Dame 11-2
Georgia Tech 10-2
Wake Forest 10-2
Virginia Tech 9-3
Boston Coll. 8-3
Florida St. 6-5
In all games, the ACC has gone 128-46, In the latest USA Today Poll (Dec 20th.) six ACC squads are ranked in the top 25. Louisville i #3, NC State #5, Duke #16, Georgia Tech #17, Notre Dame #20 and North Carolina #25. Will the Cards move up tomorrow, since #2 Stanford lost?
14 of the 15 ACC teams roll back into action on Thursday, December 30th. Syracuse visits North Carolina, Duke travels to Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech travels to Pitt, NC State heads to Clemson, Boston College comes to Louisville, Notre Dame contests at Virginia and FSU journeys to Wake Forest.
I'm no expert at predicting, but I'll venture North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, NC State, Louisville, Notre Dame and Wake Forest emerge victorious
North Carolina's perfect mark so far in the 2021-22 season has been a bit of a surprise to me. Wake Forest at 10-2 is also surprising, the Deacs were predicted 12th in the pre-season Blue Ribbon Panel Poll and 13th in the ACC Coaches poll. Syracuse at 8-4, with seven new players, wasn't expected by me.
Leading scorers so far? Jewel Spear (Wake Forest) has the highest point average with 21.4 a contest. Elizabeth Kitley (Va. Tech) is next at 18.7 a game. Deja Kelly (UNC and Taylor Soule (Boston College) follow with 16.8 an outing, and Chrislyn Carr (Syracuse) rounds out the top five at 15.6. Louisville's Kianna Smith checks in at 20th., with 12.6 per contest.
UNC leads the ACC in scoring per game at 83.6 per match and Georgia Tech is the defensive leader, allowing just 45.3 to opponents.
Have a Marvelous Monday!