ACC Basketball Power Rankings: North Carolina & Wake Forest rise, Clemson falls hard

It was a wild first full week of January for the ACC in men's basketball and here are the latest power rankings after some surprising upsets.
North Carolina v Virginia
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10-4. . . 431. . 1-2. 9. ACC. .

After nearly pulling off an upset of Wake Forest at home, the Eagles went on the road and hung 95 on Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon. They have a pair of tough road games this week and we'll see how they handle themselves in two tough environments.

Last week: No. 11

Games this week: Jan. 10 at Syracuse, Jan. 13 at Clemson

. 445. 10-4. 8. ACC. . . . 1-2.

There was only one game for the Orange last week, a loss at Duke. They a chance at a resume building win this upcoming weekend after a mid-week home game.

Last week: No. 6

Games this week: Jan. 10 vs. Boston College, Jan. 13 at North Carolina

2-2. 11-4. . . . 446. 7. ACC. .

After beating Louisville at home, the Cavaliers went to NC State and lost by 16 points in a game that the Wolfpack pulled away in over the final 20 minutes.

Last week: No. 8

Games this week: Jan. 13 vs. Wake Forest