This week’s AP Top 25 Poll is out. Once again, only one ACC men’s basketball team is in the poll: the No. 6 Duke Blue Devils.
Only two other ACC programs even received votes in the poll: Miami and North Carolina.
POLL ALERT: Gonzaga reclaims No. 1 in AP Top 25, edging out No. 2 Auburn after wild week; Baylor falls to 5th, USC to 16th.
— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) January 17, 2022
Currently, only two ACC teams land inside the top 25 of KenPom’s adjusted efficiency margins: Duke and North Carolina. Virginia Tech is the only other team inside the top 45.
At least one ACC coach strongly disagrees with North Carolina’s ranking: Josh Pastner of Georgia Tech.
The always loquacious Pastner ranted about this on this week’s ACC basketball teleconference: “I think they’re good enough to go to the Final Four.”
“They’re a Top 10 team. I don’t get why they’re not ranked.”
— Josh Graham (@JoshGrahamRadio) January 17, 2022
Of course, over the weekend, Georgia Tech lost to North Carolina for the second time this season. The Tar Heels have outscored the Yellow Jackets by a total of 40 points across two matchups.