At this point, I kinda just want to get this series over with. It’s been a depressing look through the Group of Five programs, and we’ve already taken a look at the Big 10, where it appears as if even schools like Illinois and Rutgers haven’t been Kansas-levels of bad.
But today, the ACC, not including Notre Dame. As always, we’ll use the F+ ratings available at FootballOutsiders.com. If you read up, the two components of F+ (S&P+ and FEI) both adjust for opponents and strength of schedule, so this should theoretically give us a pretty good idea of how well Kansas would fare outside of the Big 12.
Kansas in the ACC
Good grief, Charlie Brown. By the numbers, Kansas is looking at one conference win over the past five years - Wake Forest in 2014.
As for head-to-head matchups, the only one was in 2014 when Kansas (99) played at Duke (51) and lost a 41-3 game.
NC State coach Dave Doeren, who many around these parts would like to see get a shot as the head coach at KU, took over the Wolfpack in 2013.
Syracuse has been consistently below average, but at least picks up a couple of conference wins ever year, and even knocked off Clemson in 2017.
As a whole, the ACC appears to be more competitive than the Big 10, who at least had a few sub-100 teams every year for Kansas to slum around with. There’s no such luck here in the ACC, and the Jayhawks would likely be in a football pickle similar to they one in which they currently find themselves in the Big 12.