This will be an abbreviated version, with the Power Rankings and some general thoughts, but wanted to get another weekly one out!
2. North Carolina
7. Notre Dame
8. Wake Forest
9. N.C. State
13. Virginia Tech
14. Florida State
15. Boston College
This week was probably the hardest that I have had due to what has transpired in the first week of ACC play. Let's recap some highlights/lowlights(?).
- Virginia Tech defeats UVA, and N.C. State
- Clemson defeats Florida State
- Syracuse drops to 0-2 with losses to Pitt, and Miami.
Behind Miami and UNC is a bit of a mess. I still think that Virginia is better than Duke, but that loss to VPI last night did not help anything at all. I also don't know what to make of Louisville. They rank highly from an efficiency standpoint, but struggled against Wake on Sunday night (an 8-10th ranked ACC team). We need more data points before they are declared on the same level as even Duke and UVA at this point.
The middle is admittedly a cluster. I think 7-14 could be sorted in any order, especially with Virginia Tech showing they may be able to compete with middle-tier ACC teams.
The Power Rankings will continue to improve and gain more clarity as ACC play progresses and we get more information. Right now I feel like any ACC team can knock off any other ACC team (sans Boston College), and that makes for great theatre night in and night out!