2017-18 ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Holiday Edition

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CHAPEL HILL, NC – DECEMBER 03: Brandon Huffman
CHAPEL HILL, NC – DECEMBER 03: Brandon Huffman /

After a month of tournaments and events comes a new round of ACC Basketball rankings.

Happy Holidays.

As football is just now entering bowl season, basketball has been regaining the nation’s attention with amazing tournaments to go along with all the great holiday food.

No tournament was better this year than the PK80 which pitted one great team against each other, round after round. The first ever two-bracket tourney was a huge success and it would shocking if it did not become a yearly thing.

Outside of that lot’s of other things happened across the college landscape.

The Pac-12 looked to be tougher this season with three ranked teams led by a loaded Arizona squad. Three Battle for Atlantis losses later and Arizona is an afterthought and so is the Pac-12.

The only ranked team is Arizona State, who is 7-0 on the season.

In the SEC, Kentucky has not looked as dominant in years past. They opened the season struggling against Utah Valley and have not really had a statement win this year. Things will get tougher as the SEC is stronger than in the past with three top ten squads early this season.

The Big 12 is business as usual with Kansas leading the way at 7-0. The Jayhawks have a win over the aforementioned Wildcats and are in prime shape to win the conference again this season. Their biggest challengers look to be West Virginia and TCU who are combined 15-1 on the year.

The Big Ten seems to be in the biggest trouble as they are currently licking their wounds following their beat down in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The conference was beaten 11-3 this season and it is clearly the only team worth mentioning is Michigan State, who would be 2-1 in ACC play this year.

Speaking of the ACC, that brings us to our real rankings. Let’s get started with the bottom three teams where there are the usual suspects and a bit of a surprise.

Note: All records and stats are of 12/3/17.