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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. . 11-3. 432. . . ACC. . 1-2. 6

It was a tough week for the Tigers who lost at Miami then at home to North Carolina. The Tigers head to Blacksburg this week to face a struggling Virginia Tech team.

Last week: No. 1

Games this week: Jan. 10 at Virginia Tech, Jan. 13 vs. Boston College

5. 11-3. 834. ACC. 2-1. . . . .

After beating Clemson at home, the Hurricanes dropped a overtime contest at Wake Forest to split the week. Nothing in this league is going to be easy on the road this season.

Last week: No. 4

Games this week: Jan. 10 vs. Louisville, Jan. 13 at Virginia Tech

. . ACC. 3-0. 4. . 448. . . 11-3

The Demon Deacons continue to be the biggest surprise in the early going, winning a tough road game at Boston College and gutting out an overtime win at home over Miami. This team is legit this season and will make some serious noise in the ACC.

Last week: No. 7

Games this week: Jan. 9 at Florida State, Jan. 13 vs. Virginia