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ACC Power Rankings: Week of 2/25

A big week sees some movement in our power rankings.

NCAA Basketball: Syracuse at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

A lot has happened in the last week in the ACC. UNC beat Duke and that, among other things, has caused a bit of a shift at the top of our weekly power rankings. Let’s check out where everyone is now after an eventful week.

1. #2 Virginia Cavaliers (25-2, 13-2 ACC)

Two of UVA’s last three wins have come over ranked teams on the road. Combined with things happening around them, that’s enough to move up to number one.

Next: Saturday vs. Pitt

2. #5 North Carolina Tar Heels (23-5, 13-2 ACC)

Since our last power rankings update, UNC has won three games over likely tournament teams. Their only loss since mid-January is the team directly above them in these power rankings. This team is pretty good, friends.

Next: Saturday at Clemson

3. #3 Duke Blue Devils (24-4, 12-3 ACC)

Zion or no Zion, Duke has now lost two of its last three games.

Next: Saturday vs. Miami

4. #20 Virginia Tech Hokies (22-6, 11-5 ACC)

Tech is obviously a good team. You don’t get to 11-5 in the ACC on accident. However, they didn’t have a legitimate top tier win...until Tuesday night. Even though Duke was missing Zion Williamson, the Hokies, who themselves are still missing Justin Robinson, took down a loaded Blue Devils team.

Next: Tuesday at #18 Florida State

5. #18 Florida State Seminoles (22-6, 10-5 ACC)

FSU may have had their long winning streak snapped by UNC, but they bounced back and beat Notre Dame in their next game out. Their game against Virginia Tech next Tuesday will probably be decisive in figuring out who gets the fourth double bye in the ACC Tournament.

Next: Saturday vs. NC State

6. NC State Wolfpack (20-8, 8-7 ACC)

Two of their last three conference games are winnable, meaning the Wolfpack have a decent chance at winning double digit ACC games for just the fifth time in the last 15 years.

Next: Saturday at #18 Florida State

7. Syracuse Orange (18-10, 9-6 ACC)

Losing two straight isn’t ideal, but those two were to Duke and UNC, which is understandable. They also kept it close in both, and crushed Louisville prior to that.

Next: Saturday at Wake Forest

8. Louisville Cardinals (18-11, 9-7 ACC)

The second game against UNC has kicked off a stretch that’s seen the Cardinals lose six of their last eight. Bracketology sources still have them comfortably in, but they certainly don’t seem to be peaking for March.

Next: Sunday vs. Notre Dame

9. Clemson Tigers (17-11, 7-8 ACC)

They can’t snap their long drought in Chapel Hill as they’re at home this year, but the Tigers will attempt to upset UNC in their next game.

Next: Saturday vs. #5 North Carolina

10. Boston College Eagles (14-13, 5-10 ACC)

Congrats to BC on being the most nondescript ACC team this season. They did just beat Louisville yesterday, so that’s cool.

Next: Sunday at Georgia Tech

11. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13-15, 3-12)

They’ve lost four straight, but three have come to ranked teams. I have nothing interesting to tell you about them, so here’s a fun fact. Freshman reserve Notre Dame guard Robby Carmody is an alumnus of Mars Area High School outside Pittsburgh. Mars’ nickname is the Fighting Planets.

Next: Sunday at Louisville

12. Miami Hurricanes (12-15, 4-11 ACC)

Hey, remember when they played that stressful overtime game in Chapel Hill? Yeah, well, they’ve followed that up with losses to Boston College and Wake Forest. Good thing the Tar Heels came out with that win, because a loss to them would look really bad right now.

Next: Saturday at #3 Duke

13. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (11-16, 4-11 ACC)

After rightfully being considering the worst team in the conference, Wake Forest has inexplicably won three of their last six games. They’ve all come against other teams in the bottom five of these power rankings, but it’s something at least.

Next: Saturday vs. Syracuse

14. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-17, 4-12 ACC)

The Yellow Jackets have now won just one game in the last month plus. That came against...

Next: Sunday vs. Boston College

15. Pitt Panthers (12-16, 2-13 ACC)

Oh, Pitt.

Next: at #2 Virginia