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How do the Maryland Terrapins Match Up With the Rest of the ACC?

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The ACC has a good chance to be the best conference in college basketball in the 2013-14 season. As a result, the Maryland Terrapins may not finish a whole lot better in the standings than they did this past season (seventh place). Whether the case, let’s take a look at how this team matches up with the rest of the conference.

If Alex Len was returning, the Terrapins would enter the season with a lot more hype, but that is clearly not the case, since Len declared for the 2013 NBA Draft. Still, Dez Wells will be back.

Wells led the team in scoring this past season, with 13.1 points per game. Although he was a sophomore, this was his first year with the team. An even better season in the upcoming one is very likely as a result of that.

Anyways, Syracuse, Duke and North Carolina will be at the top of the conference standings, or that is at least what everyone is predicting. With the talent on those three teams, though, that should be the case.

Notre Dame and Pittsburgh will also be in the ACC in the upcoming season. Maryland could very well finish ahead of Pitt, but the Fighting Irish are looking pretty solid.

Virginia is another team that should get some hype entering the season. It may not be as talented as Duke and North Carolina on paper, but plenty of great players will be returning and the Cavaliers could be a surprise team in the conference.

Finishing in the top five of the conference standings will not be an easy feat next season. Maryland does have some good players, but a new point guard will have to emerge and the Terrapins will have to win some big games if they plan on dancing.

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