Before ACC play starts, Duke once again leads power rankings


After a mostly mellow week of basketball over the holidays, the Duke Blue Devils, now at 12-1 following a win over Elon, remain atop our staff’s power rankings. It wasn’t easy sorting this mix of good teams out, but check the list to see where everyone else ended up, and don’t forget: Virginia plays at Louisville Wednesday night, which should be fun.

1. Duke, 12-1

2. North Carolina, 11-2

3. Louisville, 11-1

4. Virginia, 10-1

5. Notre Dame, 10-2

6. Florida State, 12-1

7. Virginia Tech, 10-1

8. Miami, 9-2

9. Clemson, 9-2

10. NC State 10-2

11. Pittsburgh 10-2

12. Wake Forest 9-3

13. Syracuse, 7-5

14. Georgia Tech, 7-4

15. Boston College, 7-6

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