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The king is dead; long live the king

Notre Dame's move shows Big East's instability and ACC's increasing strength

Originally Published: September 12, 2012
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

For years the ACC unofficially billed itself as the best basketball league in the land, often relying on ancient history in lieu of actual results to inaccurately boast its place in the pecking order.

The reality, of course, is that the ACC is home to two of the most successful and iconic programs in the nation. For the past quarter-century -- with a few exceptions such as Maryland a decade ago -- everyone else has been like an ugly stepsister riding coattails to the ball. In other ...

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