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A.J.'s #8 - UNC '09

Andrew Jones is up to #8 on his list of the 31 best ACC teams, and it's this year's UNC team.

They deserve a lot of credit. They overcame injuries and were still quite dominant. They'll stand the test of time.

We have a theory that Duke and UNC reflect each other keenly. For instance, while Duke is often called an elitist school, Chapel Hill is an elitist town where jokes and slights about Durham abound. And for another example, Duke won the national title in 1991 after getting clobbered by UNLV the year before. UNC went down to Kansas 40-12 the year before and like Duke's epic win over Vegas in '91, being manhandled by Kansas motivated UNC tremendously.