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ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Hoos Number 1?

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NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday may have been the best day of basketball I’ve watched in a long time. Mainly because most of the top ACC teams lost. Entertaining, hilarious, and beneficial for the Wahoos!

1) Virginia (6-2 ACC, 16-4 Overall) Last Week: 4

The Hoos had an impressive week, beating Notre Dame in South Bend and losing on a buzzer beater @ Villanova. Considering all of the less-impressive losses from top ACC teams this week, UVa has vaulted to the top of our rankings.

2) North Carolina (7-2 ACC, 19-4 Overall) Last Week: 1

UNC dropped another head-scratcher this week, getting absolutely murked by Miami on the road. Brian Leung’s second favorite team still look like strong contenders for the ACC title, but things are far from certain.

3) Louisville (6-3 ACC, 18-4 Overall) Last Week: 5

After beating Pitt by 55 points on the road, Louisville trounced NCSU at home. If you’re not too familiar with the name Donovan Mitchell, it’s time to make sure you’ve got that handy for your office water cooler March talk.

4) Florida State (6-3 ACC, 18-4 Overall) Last Week: 2

Close wins over ND and Louisville had everyone thinking FSU was the premier challenger to UNC in conference play. They promptly got soundly defeated by Georgia Tech and Syracuse. Turns out the Seminoles were not immune to inexplicable conference Ls.

5) Notre Dame (6-3 ACC, 17-5 Overall) Last Week: 3

Speaking of stringing together losses - Notre Dame dropped a buzzer beater in Atlanta after losing soundly to the Hoos at home. “They let {Team Name} beat them twice!” is one of the dumber over-used sportsisms - and in this case, might be a better example of Georgia Tech being...sort of good?

6) Duke (4-4 ACC, Overall) Last Week: 6

Duke broke the hearts of Wake Forest fans by escaping Winston Salem with a last second victory - this coming off of a last minute defeat at home to NC State. No word on if beating the Deacs earns you your team-branded undies back or not.

7) Virginia Tech (5-4 ACC, 16-5 Overall) Last Week: 7

Maybe Buzz Williams’ twitter is run by a random assortment of middle school yearbook quotes?

8) Georgia Tech (5-4 ACC, 13-8 Overall) Last Week: 11

The Yellow Jackets looked dead in the water on their visit to the JPJ a couple of weeks ago. Instead of folding back into mediocrity, they went out and beat Notre Dame and Florida State. “Is Josh Pastner a good coach?” is the new Joe Flacco meme.

9) Syracuse (5-4 ACC, 13-9 Overall) Last Week: 10

Syracuse finally beat a good opponent!

And it was Florida State!

Which helped UVa’s positioning in the conference!

We still hate you, Syracuse.

10) Miami (4-4 ACC, 14-6 Overall) Last Week: 9

Beat BC by 1 point. Beat UNC by 15. If the Canes can string together some more wins, they’ll be in good shape to make the NCAAs as one of the ACC’s 45 participants.

11) Wake Forest (3-6 ACC, 12-9 Overall) Last Week: 8

Letting the Duke game slip away really hurts for the Deac, who are still looking for a statement type of win in the conference. Games against ND, Duke, and Louisville remain on their schedule though.

12) Clemson (2-6 ACC, 12-8 Overall) Last Week: 14

Clemson is still bad, everyone. Not bad enough to lose @ Pittsburgh, though. Surely no team is that bad.

13) NC State (3-6 ACC, 14-8 Overall) Last Week: 13

This is absolutely remarkable:

14) Boston College (2-7 ACC, 9-13 Overall) Last Week: 15

BC climbs out of the cellar! How did they accomplish this? By continuing to lose, of course! Or maybe it has something to do with our next team...

15) Pittsburgh (1-7 ACC, 12-9 Overall) Last Week: 12

The Panthers keep infuriating UVa fans by losing every game (now 6 straight) since their upset of the Hoos. Maybe playing your star forwards as guards (despite having guards on the floor) isn’t the best idea, Coach Whateveryournameis.

Who voted for whom:

Caroline Will Leung Tim Tiki Neckel Trogs Wiley Ellis Ryan Hobeck Haluska Alex Pierce
Virginia North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina Virginia North Carolina Virginia Virginia North Carolina North Carolina Virginia Virginia Virginia North Carolina
Louisville Virginia Virginia Virginia North Carolina Virginia North Carolina North Carolina Virginia Virginia North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina Virginia
North Carolina Louisville Louisville Louisville Florida State Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville
Florida State Florida State Notre Dame Florida State Louisville Florida State Notre Dame Notre Dame Florida State Florida State Florida State Florida State Florida State Florida State
Notre Dame Notre Dame Florida State Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Florida State Florida State Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame
Duke Duke Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Duke Duke Georgia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Duke Duke Duke
Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Duke Duke Duke Virginia Tech Georgia Tech Duke Duke Duke Duke Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
Syracuse Syracuse Georgia Tech Syracuse Georgia Tech Miami Virginia Tech Wake Forest Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech Miami Syracuse Georgia Tech Syracuse Wake Forest Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Clemson Miami Miami Syracuse Syracuse
Miami Georgia Tech Miami Miami Miami Clemson Miami Miami Miami Wake Forest Syracuse Syracuse Miami Miami
Wake Forest Clemson Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest Syracuse Wake Forest Virginia Tech NC State Miami Wake Forest NC State Wake Forest Wake Forest
Clemson Wake Forest NC State NC State NC State Georgia Tech NC State Clemson Wake Forest NC State Clemson Wake Forest NC State NC State
NC State NC State Clemson Clemson Clemson NC State Clemson NC State Clemson Syracuse NC State Clemson Clemson Clemson
Boston College Pittsburgh Boston College Boston College Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College
Pittsburgh Boston College Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Boston College Boston College Boston College Boston College Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh