World's strongest ACC schedule competition

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If you clicked on this entry to read about someone waxing nostalgic about Brent Musburger’s old calls on the World’s Strongest Man Competition – i.e. “Nice form on that tire toss” – well, you’re out of luck.

You’ll just have to settle for this clip from the 1983 Final Four. Just because.

As for the point of the entry, Maryland coach Gary Williams has made much of the fact his team is playing Duke, Miami and North Carolina twice. Of course, the Terps are playing unbeaten Clemson and unbeaten Wake Forest once each, so it’s not entirely lousy luck.

No one, though, is stuck playing more than three of those teams twice. Here’s a rundown throughout the conference, with total home-and-homes against the league’s apparent top five teams and the overall home/road split:

Team

H&Hs

Opponents

H-R-Total

Florida State

3

CU, DU, THE U

4-4-8

Maryland

3

DU, THE U, UNC

4-4-8

N.C. State

3

THE U, UNC, WF

3-5-8

Boston College

2

THE U, WF

4-3-7

Duke

2

UNC, WF

3-3-6

Georgia Tech

2

CU, WF

4-3-7

North Carolina

2

DU, THE U

3-3-6

Virginia

2

CU, UNC

4-3-7

Virginia Tech

2

CU, DU

3-4-7

Wake Forest

2

CU, DU

3-3-6

Clemson

1

WF

2-3-5

Miami

1

UNC

3-2-5

Gary’s complaints hold up; Maryland, in part because it isn’t one of those five teams themselves, plays half its schedule against the heavyweights.

But at least the Terps aren’t N.C. State, the only team in the league stuck playing road games against all five teams.

Patrick Stevens

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