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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. . 13-4. ACC. . . 3. 434. . 4-2 ACC

The Blue Devils played without Jeremy Roach and Mark Mitchell against Pittsburgh, but that's no excuse for losing at home to the Panthers. Again, the most stunning result of the last seven days.

Last week: No. 2

Games this week: 1/23 vs. Louisville, 1/27 vs. Clemson

13-5. 5-2 ACC. . . . 2. ACC. . 442.

Like everyone else around them, the Wolfpack split their two games laast week, but their loss to Virginia Tech is slightly better than Duke's to Pittsburgh. NC State will get a pair of road tests this week against two teams right behind the standings.

Last week: No. 3

Games this week: 1/24 at Virginia, 1/27 at Syracuse

. 441. ACC. 1. . . 15-3. . . 7-0 ACC

Is there any doubt as to who would be here? The Tar Heels won a tough road game at Boston College and now return home on a short turnaround against the Demon Deacons before a dangerous trip to FSU over the weekend.

Last week: No. 1

Games this week: 1/22 vs. Wake Forest, 1/27 at Florida State

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