Monday, February 23, 2009

ACC Basketball Rankings February 23rd

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As we inch closer to the madness that is the month of March, the ACC picture is becoming a little more clear. I think five teams have clearly separated themselves near the top of the conference with a sixth attempting to jump off the bubble and into the Tournament.

The ACC has 11 teams that can beat any other team on any given night. You think a lead is safe on the road? Ask Roy Williams as the Tar Heels were upset on Saturday by a late charging Maryland team. Duke bounced back this week with a big win over Wake Forest Sunday. Florida State just continues to win and is now being talked about as a Tournament sleeper team. Boston College and Virginia Tech still have a shot at the Tournament and maybe even Miami if they can finish strong.

1. North Carolina
The loss to Maryland hurts UNC's chances as the top overall seed but they are still tops in the ACC.

2. Clemson
The Tigers get two solid wins this week after a few hiccups the week before.

3. Duke
Coach K reached into his belly for that performance on Sunday, but it was exactly what Duke needed right now.

4. Florida State
They just keep winning and people are starting to take notice. Your truly included.

5. Wake Forest
Still a really good season thus far, but the Deacs need some wins to stay out of a Thursday conference tourney game.

6. Maryland
Peaking at just the right time are the Terps. They go as Vasquez goes and I know he is looking forward to Wednesday vs Duke.

7. Boston College

8. Virginia Tech

9. Miami
You would have an argument here to put NC State ahead of Miami, but I give the edge to the Hurricanes for now. They were very close to beating North Carolina and Duke recently and beat a good Boston College team handily on Saturday.

10. NC State

11. Virginia

12. Georgia Tech
Sadly, this team really hasn't been blown out in that many games, but Herm Edwards or Ga Tech fans don't care about that.

Top Games This Week:
Duke at Maryland Wed
Va Tech at Clemson Wed
Clemson at FSU Sat

Season: 19-16 SU through 2/22

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  1. Your right about Wake, they really need to step it up. Wake has seemed to struggle lately what happened to the Wake team that beat Duke?

  2. Dino Gaudio's star has waned a little bit in the second half of the conference season. They are at a big disadvantage if they get that #5 spot, plus they would be playing a team that beat them once this year (and no one else) in Georgia Tech in Atlanta.


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