Second, Rivals Cup is showing just how good the ACC is on the pro level.
On the conference side, I’m quickly learning there just aren’t enough superlatives for the ACC on the PGA Tour. Since I started the Rivals Cup nearly 1 year ago, the ACC has been ranked as the top conference on the PGA Tour and no other conference has even been close. The ACC might be the most powerful conference in professional sports in fact, ranking #1 in the NBA rankings, #3 in the NFL rankings and #3 in MLB.Despite ranking third in NFL alumni rankings, the ACC is just 2-13 in BCS bowl games.
My theory on why the ACC produces a high level of pro talent yet lacks team success lies in the quality and depth of the fringe NFL players.
The top players in the ACC are as good as any other conferences including the SEC. But that next level of player, the one who may or may not make an NFL roster is so much better in the SEC and you need those players to win championships.
Rivals Cup is currently working on a composite ranking for college in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and PGA which will show very favorably for one ACC school in particular.