Which ACC Teams Do Best Against the SEC In Recruiting?


In a previous analysis, we showed that the ACC wins about two out of every five football recruiting battles against the SEC.  Here’s a look at how the league’s individual teams do against their SEC rivals. Over the last two signing days and the verbal commitments of the current recruiting period, here’s a look at the ACC’s win-loss record against the SEC.

 

Win

Loss

Pct

Notre Dame

133

90

0.596

Florida State

165

163

0.503

Clemson

131

134

0.494

Miami

106

110

0.491

Virginia Tech

33

44

0.429

Virginia

34

46

0.425

Maryland

31

42

0.425

North Carolina

75

107

0.412

NC State

41

81

0.336

Syracuse

19

42

0.311

Duke

23

54

0.299

Pittsburgh

12

32

0.273

Louisville

41

114

0.265

Georgia Tech

40

115

0.258

Boston College

13

46

0.220

Wake Forest

15

56

0.211

 Clearly, Notre Dame is a cut above the full members of the ACC on the recruiting front. Florida State, Clemson and Miami are essentially on even par with SEC schools, however. 

One surprise is how often North Carolina tangles with SEC schools on the recruiting trail. Much of that is fending off Tennessee and South Carolina’s forays into the state from the west and south, but the Tar Heels have 50% more head-to-head scraps with the SEC than NC State. The Heels also butt heads with the SEC more than two schools who have in-state rivals from the conference: Louisville and Georgia Tech. Larry Fedora has also improved his head-to-head winning percentage by 50 points, from 29-43, .403 the season he took the job to 35-42, .455 in his first full year of recruiting. 

 

 

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