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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ACC. 3-0. . 11-3. . . . . 3. 442

The Wolfpack continued their perfect start in conference play with wins over Notre Dame and Virginia. This week, they get a test with in-state rival North Carolina in a battle of unbeaten ACC teams.

Last week: No. 5

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

. 2-1. . 2. . ACC. 11-3. . . 434

The Blue Devils used a strong second half to beat Syracuse at home, then gutted out a win in South Bend against the up-start Irish. They get an interesting road game at Pittsburgh this week.

Last week: No. 3

Games this week: Jan. 9 at Pittsburgh, Jan. 13 vs. Georgia Tech

. . 11-3. 1. . 441. ACC. . 3-0.

Two road wins against Pittsburgh and Clemson have the Tar Heels set up, but a huge road game awaits them this week in Raleigh against NC State.

Last week: No. 2

Games this week: Jan. 10 at NC State, Jan. 13 vs. Syracuse