As realignment continues to reshape Division I NCAA basketball, some big-time conferences will be getting new title contenders as soon as next season. Of course, whether the names in the standings change or not, there’s always a chance for upheaval at the top.
In the storied ACC, Syracuse and Pitt will now vie with the Tobacco Road powers for supremacy. Unfortunately for the newcomers, it’s a familiar face—North Carolina forward James Michael McAdoo—who will make the difference in next year’s conference race.
Read on for more on the Tar Heels’ league title hopes, along with picks for all the rest of Division I’s 33 conference champs.