- Nov 8, 2011
The Big East had a great run from about 2008 until the year of our departure With of course the 2011 peaking. Take out 2011, and I think the ACC has been as good in the period from 2014-now.
In terms of 2011 Big East, I think the 2016 ACC was fairly comparable if you add in tournament success
I think people generally forget the relatively "mild" period of the BE for close to a 15 year period before 2008. There was still some great teams and years (such as 1996), but in that period the ACC was much better.