ACC Basketball: Are the Best Teams Playing Their Best?

austin lagesseContributor IFebruary 25, 2009

You can argue that the ACC is one of the best conference's in the NCAA, but have the best teams in the conference been playing their best?

With UNC coming into the season as the early favorite, and holding the No. 1 ranking in the polls for a good portion to the season, the Tar Heels haven't shown the spark that the nation is used to watching.

A loss to Maryland (6-6), in overtime, was the Tar Heels' third of the season.

With the Terps' big win over UNC, their shot at being a part of the big dance, is still alive.

With no real dominate team in the ACC, UNC still stays on top with a 10-3 conference record.

With very few games left in the regular season, the No. 1 seed in the ACC tourney will come down to who comes ready the rest of the season. Come conference tournament time, the ACC title is up for grabs to anyone.

The key to winning this year's title is the big guys making the big plays at the right time.

One team who is up for grabs for the ACC title is Boston College. The 7-6 Eagles have had key wins over the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils of Duke, which kept alive a chance for a spot in the big dance.

With the Eagles second in assists in the conference, behind UNC, and averaging 75.9 points per game as a team, Boston College's résumé is looking better by the second.

Also staying alive for the big show is Miami and Maryland. Both hope to come out of conference play with a winning record for their résumé.

Florida State's thrilling win over Virginia Tech, put the Seminoles fourth in the ACC. With a resume getting polished by the day, the Seminoles appear to have a definite spot in the 65-team field.

After watching ACC conference play, there is no telling who is going to be seeded No. 1 in the conference tournament, or who will win the ACC tournament, for that matter.