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The Atlantic Coast ConferenceThe Tradition

Over the years in today’s intercollegiate athletics, competition has become so balanced and competitive that it has been nearly impossible to maintain a high level of consistency… The ACC has separated itself from that trend and now in its 53rd year of competition the conference has been able to enjoy a long standing reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive leagues in the nation.

The ACC By the Numbers in 2005-06:

1 – ACC rank in the final RPI by Collegiate Basketball News.2 – ACC teams (Duke and North Carolina) earned two of the Top 4 national seeds in the NCAA Tournament.3 – ACC teams in the 2006 NCAA Final Four – marking the first time in NCAA Women’s history that three teams from the same conference advanced to the Final Four in the same year.4 – ACC teams in the “Sweet 16” – more than any other conference8 – Three of the Top 8 national seeds in the NCAA Tournament were from the ACC (Duke, Maryland and UNC)19 – Wins over non-conference ranked opponents in 2005-0667 – Number of games that ACC institutions played against Top 10 nationally ranked opponents112 – Number of games that ACC institutions played against Top 25 nationally ranked opponents82.2 – ACC winning percentage against nonconference opponents