ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Virginia, Syracuse rise, Duke and Clemson fall

There were a lot of interesting results last week in the ACC for men's basketball, and how did they affect the most recent power rankings for Jan. 22?

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It wouldn't be conference play without some crazy results. If there is one thing we've learned this season in college basketball, it's difficult to win on the road, even for the top teams. Saturday, the Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh men's basketball teams were able to do that against two of the top teams in the conference. Not to be outdone, Virginia was able to pick up their first win of the season in an ACC away from Charlottesville against a pesky Georgia Tech team in Atlanta.

Three of the 15 teams in the ACC lost at least one game last week and how did that affect the power rankings? Let's dive into them for this week.

ACC Power Ranking for Jan. 15-21

1-6 ACC. . 15. . 438. . . ACC. . 6-12

Another week, two more losses for the Cardinals. It makes you wonder at this point when they're going to move from head coach Kenny Payne. His team is playing hard, but they're not getting the results they would like.

Last week: No. 15

Games this week: 1/23 vs. Duke, 1/27 vs. Virginia

. ACC. . . . 443. . 7-11. 2-5 ACC. 14

Only one game last week for Notre Dame and that was a loss at Boston College in a winnable game. Freshman Braeden Shrewsberry came off the bench and finished with 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting with two 3-pointers.

Last week: No. 13

Games this week: 1/24 vs. Miami, 1/27 vs. Boston College

436. . . 9-9. . . . 13. ACC. 2-5 ACC

The Yellow Jackets went to Clemson last week and beat the Tigers in double overtime to pick up an impressive road win, but they returned home Saturday and lost to a Virginia team that has struggled on the road.

Last week: No. 14

Games this week: 1/23 vs. Pittsburgh, 1/27 at Virginia Tech