ACC Power Rankings and mid-term grades

By Mack McCarthy

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1/23/18 POWER RANKINGS (I only see seven teams right now definitely in the Dance.  However, someone will get hot and someone will make a run in the tournament, so this number could grow to nine.)

1.  VIRGINIA

2.  DUKE

3.  NORTH CAROLINA

4.  CLEMSON

5.  LOUISVILLE

6.  MIAMI

7.  FLORIDA STATE

 

These are the mid-term grades for every school, based on expectations, injuries, overall performance, etc.  Obviously, there’s lots of basketball to be played and mobility in both directions.  I’m pretty sure that these standings and rankings won’t remain static down the stretch.

 

CURRENT STANDINGS:

VIRGINIA            7-0, 18-1    A+

LOUISVILLE         5-1, 15-4    B+

DUKE                  5-2, 17-2    B+

CLEMSON           5-2, 16-3    A-

UNC                    5-3, 16-5    B-

MIAMI                3-3, 14-4    B

GT                       3-3,10-9     B+

FSU                     3-4, 14-5    B

VIRGINIA TECH   3-4, 14-6   B-

BC                       3-4, 13-7    A-

NC STATE           3-4, 13-7    B

NOTRE DAME     3-4, 13-7    B-

SYRACUSE          2-4, 13-6    C

WAKE FOREST    1-6, 8-11    D

PITTSBURGH      0-7, 8-12    D- 

 


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 About the Author:  Mack McCarthy has spent over 40 years in Division I Athletics including 19 years as head basketball coach at Chattanooga, VCU, and East Carolina.  Mack led his Chattanooga teams to the NCAA Tournament five times including a trip to the Sweet 16.  Mack works as a TV Color Analyst for multiple networks covering the ACC, SEC, Conference USA, Big South, CAA and Southern Conferences. 

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