ACC Men's Basketball Power Rankings: Where does Virginia Tech fall?

In the latest edition of the ACC Men's Basketball Power Rankings at Christmas, there was a shuffling after some teams picked up huge non-conference wins last week.

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. . 9-3. . . 9. 445. . ACC. 0-1

There was one game last week for the Orange and it was a win over Niagara at home. They will play their first ACC game at home this week after losing their opener earlier this month at Virginia. Judah Mintz continues to impress early in the season for Syracuse.

Last week: No. 9

Games this week: Dec. 30 vs. Pittsburgh

. 447. . 9-3. 1-0. ACC. . . . 8

The Hokies won their only game this week, 77-55, over American. Lynn Kidd had 31 points and Brandon Rechsteiner had 11 assists in place of Sean Pedulla. Virginia Tech begins ACC play in full this week on the road after beating Louisville on Dec. 3.

Last week: No. 8

Games this week: Dec. 30 at Wake Forest

444. . . 9-3. . . . 0-1. 7. ACC

In their only game last week, the Panthers took care of Purdue Fort Wayne, 62-48, at home and now they prepare for a trip to Syracuse this upcoming weekend against the Orange.

Last week: No. 6

Games this week: Dec. 30 at Syracuse