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ACC MBB Power Rankings: Wooga’s World

We get back to our weekly power rankings

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With the end of the football regular season, it’s time to get back to what Syracuse Orange fans are looking for: the return of the ACC MBB Power Rankings. Let’s get right to this week’s rankings as we head into ACC/SEC Challenge Week:

Miami Hurricanes (5-0, 0-0)

Finished last season in the Final Four so they stay at #1 to open our rankings. Just like the ACC knew would happen when they added Miami, they got a basketball school.

Duke Blue Devils (5-1, 0-0)

Yes, they’ve lost a game but they’ve at least joined Syracuse in actually playing tough out of conference competition.

North Carolina Tar Heels (5-1, 0-0)

Bounced back from their loss to Villanova with a quality win over Arkansas. The ACC needs to get a few more of those this week.

Clemson Tigers (5-0, 0-0)

The Fightin’ Girards got a couple of solid wins already and get a big opportunity when they face Alabama. Could Vice Principal Brownell guide this team to the NCAA Tournament?

Pittsburgh Panthers (5-1, 0-0)

Jeff Capel has gone from the hottest seat possible to getting extra fries at Primanti’s, Pat Narduzzi might want to let him call plays next fall.

Virginia Cavaliers (5-1, 0-0)

The Orange get an early conference battle against the Wahoos this week. Will be an interesting early game for both programs. And why does the ACC always have Syracuse and Virginia opening up conference play? Do you think they want it to be a rivalry?

Florida State Seminoles (4-1, 0-0)

A very good win over a ranked Colorado team for Lennie Hamilton’s crew.

NC State Wolfpack (4-1, 0-0)

Could have been higher, but letting BYU drop 95 on you? I mean did Jimmer come back for year eight or something?

Virginia Tech Hokies (5-2, 0-0)

Hokies would have been higher, but losing a game by 34 is never a good look.

Syracuse Orange (4-2, 0-0)

Tough trip to Hawaii for Syracuse, but no time to wallow with LSU and Virginia this week. We’ll see how Adrian Autry gets his team to respond.

Boston College Eagles (4-2, 0-0)

Quinten Post is the best ACC center from the Netherlands but BC’s got to win at Vandy this week or else it might be time to asking when Earl Grant’s tenure ends.

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-3, 0-0)

We’re giving Steve Forbes a little benefit of the doubt here, but he might not have pulled off the portal magic this year.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-2, 0-0)

The goal for Micah Shrewsberry’s first year should be to avoid hurting the ACC with bad OOC losses. We’ll let the Western Carolina one slide but that’s the only mulligan you get Micah.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-2, 0-0)

We’ll say it. We miss Josh Pastner....that lovable scamp.

Louisville Cardinals (2-3, 0-0)

It feels like we can just leave Louisville here all year. Apparently Kenny Payne realizes too well that you can’t spell Louisville Cardinals without a lot of L’s. Think they’ll try and bring back Pitino next spring?

Ok, that’s our list. What did we get wrong this week?