Which Division is the best: ACC Atlantic or Coastal?

We've played 16 inter-division conference games in 2011 and the record is currently 8-8 for both divisions. A tie. There are two regular season match ups left along with the December 3rd ACC Championship Game. As a discussion point and means for passing time in mid-November, who do you think is the better division since 2005?
Atlantic1_medium

Let's start with the straight up head to head match ups. The Atlantic leads the Coastal all-time 67-63 including a 24-18 bowl berth lead. The Coastal, however, has won 4 ACC Titles to the Atlantic's two and features VPI and Georgia Tech, the only two ACC programs with greater than 70% winning percentages in interdivision play. A counterpoint to that statement is that the Atlantic has four teams with greater than 50% interdivision play while the Coastal's Duke, Miami, UNC, and UVA combine for a 28-54 record and none of the programs have a winning record against Atlantic teams.

If we're talking about talent, the best judge of talent are postseason accolades and the NFL Draft. ACC Coach of the Year favors the Coastal 4 times out of 6 years. ACC Player of the Year is split down the middle at 3 to 3. If we break down 1st and 2nd team all conference selections, draft picks, and pro bowlers, we see a lean towards the Coastal:
Atlantic2_medium

I'm glad Miami can produce talent 'cause that's about all they're good for. The final metric I want to look at is attendance. The Atlantic outdraws the Coastal by about 15% more fans per home game. Around 13 million people have been to Atlantic Division home games from 2005-2010 while only around 11 million have been to Coastal games. It definitely hurts having Duke and a floundering Miami program in our midst but that's how the cookie crumbles sometimes.
Atlantic3_medium

So who is better? The talent rich, top heavy Coastal or the parity laden, metropolis-sized-stadium Atlantic?
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Join From The Rumble Seat

You must be a member of From The Rumble Seat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at From The Rumble Seat. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker