ACC Men's Basketball Power Rankings: Where is Virginia Tech as ACC play begins?

It was a light week in terms of games for most men's basketball teams in the ACC, but there was still movement in the latest Power Rankings edition.
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The week in between Christmas and New Year's is generally a light week in terms of college basketball games and that was the case over the last seven days for all 15 ACC teams. There were a handful of conference games played over the weekend, while some teams wrapped up their 2023-24 non-conference schedule, while others had the week off.

As the calendar turns to 2024 and conference play is the name of the game over the next two-plus months, it's time for the latest ACC Men's Basketball Power Rankings.

ACC Men's Basketball Power Rankings (Dec. 26-31)

. 438. . . . 15. ACC. 5-7. 0-1.

Kenny Payne has survived the New Year as the Cardinals head coach, but his team is coming off an extended layoff and returns to ACC play with a pair of games this week.

Last week: No.15

Games this week: Jan. 3 at Virginia, Jan. 6 vs. Pittsburgh

5-7. 0-1. 14. 435. . ACC. . . .

The Seminoles' only game this week was a loss at home to Lipscomb, 78-75, to drop to two games below .500. They return to conference play this week with a pair of games.

Last week: No. 13

Games this week: Jan. 3 vs. Georgia Tech, Jan. 6 vs. Virginia Tech

ACC. . . 6-7. . 13. . . 1-1. 443

The Irish picked up their first ACC win of the season with a 76-54 rout of Virginia in South Bend. It's safe to say that it was the kind of response that Micah Shrewsberry was looking for after their Holiday break.

Last Week: No. 14

Games this week: Jan. 3 vs. North Carolina State, Jan. 6 vs. Duke