Ranking the 2015 ACC – Big Ten Challenge Match-Ups

The ACC - Big Ten Challenge is headlined by a potential #1 v. #2 match-up, as the Maryland Terrapins take on Marcus Paige and the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Source: Bleacher Report)
The ACC – Big Ten Challenge is headlined by a potential #1 v. #2 match-up, as the Maryland Terrapins take on Marcus Paige and the North Carolina Tar Heels. (Source: Bleacher Report)

On Wednesday, the match-ups were announced for the 2015-16 ACC – Big Ten Challenge. With so much talent in both of these conferences this season, all of the match-ups are intriguing in their own right.

Year in and year out, the two conferences are home to some of the best players in the country, and this year is certainly no exception. With Maryland and North Carolina both in the running for the #1 ranking when the season opens, you know this challenge is going to be good.

Over the two-day challenge to open up the month of December, we will see our fair share of great basketball as each conference looks to see their schools come away with the majority of the wins. In past seasons, this challenge has been very competitive and close in terms of overall wins for the respective conferences. Expect more of the same this year.

Below, we have listed all 14 match-ups for you, and we have ranked them in order of what we think will be the best games. The anticipation of these games is already building, and the 2015-16 season cannot get here soon enough!

1. Maryland Terrapins @ North Carolina Tar Heels

2. Louisville Cardinals @ Michigan State Spartans

3. Indiana Hoosiers @ Duke Blue Devils

4. Virginia Cavaliers @ Ohio State Buckeyes

5. Wisconsin Badgers @ Syracuse Orange

6. Michigan Wolverines @ NC State Wolfpack

7. Florida State Seminoles @ Iowa Hawkeyes

8. Miami Hurricanes @ Nebraska Cornhuskers

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Illinois Fighting Illini

10. Purdue Boilermakers @ Pittsburgh Panthers

11. Northwestern Wildcats @ Virginia Tech Hokies

12. Penn State Nittany Lions @ Boston College Eagles

13. Clemson Tigers @ Minnesota Golden Gophers

14. Wake Forest Demon Deacons @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights

– T.B.