ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Virginia, NC State rise & Virginia Tech, Syracuse fall

There was movement in the recent ACC Men's Basketball Power Rankings this week, including Virginia and North Carolina State rising, while Virginia Tech and Syracuse fall.
Virginia Tech v Virginia
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. 14-8. 5-6. . 445. ACC. . . . 9

Like the Hokies, it was a rough week for the Orange with road losses at Boston College and Wake Forest. They gave up 99 points to a Demon Deacons team that seems to play very well at home.

Last week: No. 6

Games this week: Feb. 7 vs. Louisville, Feb. 10 vs. Clemson

8. 432. ACC. . 14-7. . . . 4-6.

The Tigers dropped a heartbreaker at home Saturday to Virginia and they have been safely in the NCAA Tournament projections, but it makes you wonder how much longer they are going to be able to stay there with a very tough week coming up.

Last week: No. 10

Games this week: Feb. 6 at North Carolina, Feb. 10 vs. Wake Forest

. . 834. 7. . ACC. 15-7. . . 6-5

The Hurricanes put up 56 second-half points to rally over Virginia Tech and they did it getting Matthew Cleveland back into the lineup. Miami, which went to the Final Four last season, needs to go on a run to get into the 68-team field next month.

Last week: No. 8

Games this week: Feb 6 at Virginia, Feb. 10 vs. North Carolina