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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top 2016 Teams/Players: Atlantic Coast (Ranked 3)

We hope Marquette can pick up one of the top available players from our rankings here. Tonight we run through the competition - ranking all the conferences competing with the Big East for bids, and ranking both their teams and top 40 players. 

The ACC has taken over the old Big East argument - clearly the best conference through the top 10 teams so how much do you penalize them for having a few bad teams at the bottom? The bottom four teams should improve over their 11 to 13 wins each last year, but still pull the overall ranking below the balanced Big 12 and the much improved SEC. Look for another year of ACC teams flooding the Top 25 rankings throughout the year.

Natl RnkConferenceTeamRecordRawValue Add
3Atlantic CoastACC27.53
7North Carolina26--1244.4637.00
26Notre Dame32--633.6231.91
41Miami FL25--1331.4728.56
50North Carolina St.22--1427.5227.18
61Florida St.17--1630.4125.59
87Georgia Tech12--19 22.8422.30
99Wake Forest13--1923.9421.44
114Virginia Tech11--22 23.3118.98
129Boston College13--1914.1017.19
Natl RnkTop 40 PlayersTeamHtYrValue Add
14Paige, Marcus 5North Carolina6'14 Sr8.81
20Gill, Anthony 13Virginia6'84 Sr8.46
24Lee, Damion 14Louisville6'64 Sr8.13
39Allen, Grayson 3Duke6'42 So7.63
54Johnson, Brice 11North Carolina6'94 Sr7.25
55Blossomgame, Jaron 5Clemson6'73 Jr7.24
57Brogdon, Malcolm 15Virginia6'54 Sr7.21
59McClellan, Sheldon 10Miami FL6'54 Sr7.09
69Artis, Jamel 1Pittsburgh6'73 Jr6.69
72Jeter, ChaseDuke6'101 Fr6.67
74Jefferson, Amile 21Duke6'94 Sr6.61
76Young, Michael 2Pittsburgh6'93 Jr6.58
77Meeks, Kennedy 3North Carolina6'93 Jr6.55
80Jackson, Justin 44North Carolina6'82 So6.52
108Jackson, Demetrius 11Notre Dame6'13 Jr6.07
109Thornton, DerryckDuke6'1"1 Fr6.03
113Auguste, Zach 30Notre Dame6'104 Sr5.96
114Georges-Hunt, Marcus 3Georgia Tech6'54 Sr5.95
132Jekiri, Tonye 23Miami FL7'04 Sr5.79
144Gbinije, Michael 0Syracuse6'74 Sr5.72
146Vasturia, Steve 32Notre Dame6'53 Jr5.71
158Colson, Bonzie 35Notre Dame6'52 So5.54
169Barber, Anthony 12North Carolina St.6'23 Jr5.38
180Lewis, Trey 3Louisville6'24 Sr5.27
189Plumlee, Marshall 40Duke7'04 Sr5.17
246Reed, Davon 5Miami FL6'63 Jr4.83
253Brandon, Montay 32Florida St.6'84 Sr4.8
254Grantham, Donte 15Clemson6'82 So4.79
261Anderson, RyanBoston College6'94 Sr4.76
291Lewis, TylerNorth Carolina St.5'113 Jr4.54
293Smith, Sterling 24Pittsburgh6'44 Sr4.53
297Smith, Adam 3Georgia Tech6'14 Sr4.5
302Moto, ArnaudWake Forest6'63 Jr4.48
304Ingram, BrandonDuke/maybe6'81 Fr4.47
309Shayok, Marial 4Virginia6'52 So4.46
336Robinson, James 0Pittsburgh6'34 Sr4.26
343Onuaku, Chinanu 32Louisville6'102 So4.22
346Perrantes, London 32Virginia6'23 Jr4.22
352Bacon, DwayneFlorida St.6'61 Fr4.19
355Cooney, Trevor 10Syracuse6'44 Sr4.17
These are the top 40 players in the conference based on the rankings at www.valueaddbasketball.com. The team rankings are 50% based on the sum of each team’s Value Add ratings and 50% based on last year (since better teams typically replenish after losing stars). With over 4000 players projected in the database, we WELCOME all corrections in the comments field.

Value Add was first introduced on www.crackedsidewalks.com, and calculates how many points better each player is worth to his team over how good they would be if he was replaced. The projections measure the standard improvement in a player between his freshman, sophomore, junior and senior seasons, and the evaluation of incoming freshman and JUCO players.

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