2017-18 ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Week 2

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LEXINGTON, KY – DECEMBER 16: Justin Robinson
LEXINGTON, KY – DECEMBER 16: Justin Robinson /

Teams 10-12

Virginia Tech has not looked good in ACC play. Their only win came against Pittsburgh, who is the worst team in the conference. It also came in Blacksburg. In their other two conference games, the Hokies have been outscored by 19 points per game.

I put the Hokies right above the other three teams on this list because they have at least reached double-digit wins this season. However, outside of that, I am not sure they are much better than either Wake or Georgia Tech, both of whom have better wins in conference play so far.

Virginia Tech will look to separate themselves from the bottom of the ACC when they travel to play the Demon Deacons on Wednesday.

LEXINGTON, KY – DECEMBER 29: Quentin Snider
LEXINGTON, KY – DECEMBER 29: Quentin Snider /

Like Virginia Tech, Louisville’s only win this season came against Pittsburgh at home. However, unlike the Hokies, the Cardinals were at least competitive in their only other ACC matchup, a road loss to an undefeated Clemson squad.

Louisville entered ACC play on a sour note with a 20-point blowout to rival Kentucky and concerns about the team chemistry. The 1-1 play so far in conference play, at least shows a team that may be competitive, though also may be NIT bound.

The Cardinals will look to reassert themselves as a potential tournament team on Wednesday when they travel to play at Florida State who has won 28 straight games in Tallahassee.

Syracuse drops three spots this week after going 0-2 in conference play. First was a loss at Wake Forest and then they followed that up with a home loss to a shorthanded Notre Dame team.

The Orange seemed to be competitive with their season opener beat down of Virginia Tech, but the past two losses do raise some questions. On the plus side Tyus Battle is averaging 17 points per game in conference play and is third in the conference in scoring.

Syracuse will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to play Virginia on Tuesday in what may be one of the lowest scoring games of the season, as both squads like to control the clock.