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NCAA Basketball Betting ACC Basketball Rankings - Duke leads the way, but they are hardly without flaws.

North Carolina couldn't build on the momentum of the NC State, and lost at home to Virginia.

1. Duke Blue Devils (17-4, 5-2) Last week - 1

The good news this week was that Duke beat one the ACC's better teams Florida State 70-56 Durham on Wednesday. The bad news is that they got hammered by Georgetown Saturday 89-77.

2. Florida State Seminoles (16-5, 4-3) Last week - 2

The Seminoles had 2 road games this past week in the ACC, and went 1-1, a loss at Duke and a win at Boston College.

3. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (16-5, 4-3) Last week - 7

The Yellow Jackets had a strong week. They won their two games by a combined 69 points. The 48 point win over Division II Kentucky St. wasn't a surprise, but the 21 point win over Wake Forest was.

4. Virginia Cavaliers (13-6, 4-2) Last week 5

The Cavs went 1-1 this week, and they don't look like they are going away anytime soon. A tough home OT loss to Virginia Tech was followed by an inspired 75-60 beatdown of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

5. Clemson Tigers (16-6, 4-4) Last week - 4

The Tigers struggled in the 75-69 loss to Boston College without PG Demontez Stitt. I went down to Clemson to watch the Tigers and see how they would respond in a game against ACC leader Maryland.

6. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-5, 4-3) Last week - 3

Losing on the road at ranked Georgia Tech 79-58 isn't a big cause for concern for the Deacs. I don't think it will be trend.

7. Maryland Terrapins (14-6, 4-2) Last week 8

The Terps had the normal ACC week; they won at home and lost on the road. The home win was an 81-59 victory over Miami, and road loss was a 62-53 defeat at the hands of Clemson.

8. Virgina Tech Hokies(16-4, 3-3) Last week - 6

Probably asking Virginia Tech to 2-0 on the road this week in the ACC was a bit much to ask. They did get a win at Virginia, which is looking better and better, but lost Sunday to Miami 82-75.

9. Boston College Eagles (12-10, 3-5) Last week 11

BC had a good solid win over Clemson 75-69 Tuesday, but couldn't come up with a home win over Florida State. They lost that one 61-57. The Eagles play hard, but they have trouble scoring consistently. They don't shoot the 3 well either. They get Duke at home on Saturday.

10. Miami Hurricanes (16-5, 2-5) Last week - 12

Good for the Hurricanes showing some heart in beating Virginia Tech 82-75 down in Miami. They shot a splendid 63% from the field. Earlier in the week they got roughed up by Maryland 81-59. I think the Canes are back to reality this week when they go on the road to face Wake Forest Tuesday, then Saturday at Florida St.

11. North Carolina Tar Heels (13-8, 2-4) Last week - 9

I think most everyone thought after the Tar Heels beat NC State in Raleigh they were about to go on a run. Roy Williams had righted the ship.

12. North Carolina State Wolfpack(14-8, 2-5) Last week 10

If NC State lost to UNC at home that their NCAA chances were just about gone. That was a game the Wolfpack couldn't afford to lose and it dropped them to 2-5 in the ACC.


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