Duke Leads ACC Top 25 Cluster

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Duke Leads ACC Top 25 Cluster

Ten Teams Getting Votes

There are two clusters of ACC teams receiving votes in the AP Top 25 and that’s a good thing. Duke leads the first cluster all perched at the top of the poll.  Notre Dame is at the top of the second in the Receiving Votes category. Ten out of fifteen conference teams are getting some level of notice from the voters.

The remaining non-conference games are rapidly dwindling. In conference battles are seemingly minutes away and coaches are running out of time to find a starting lineup that clicks. Pressure? No more than usual for teams in the ACC. But, make no mistake, the pressure is mounting to deliver wins.

Teams that are making moves, in the right direction, include North Carolina moving up two spots in to the top 5. Virginia eases back into the top 15 as they notch three places this week.

Duke and Miami hold steady in this week’s poll among the top 6 teams in the country.

The two biggest negative movers are Notre Dame and Florida State. In week four the Irish were ranked as high as #5. The next week they fell to #9 and last week they tumbled to #18. Following a loss to Indiana, Notre Dame has slipped completely out of the Top 25 into the RV category. Meanwhile, Florida State, who debuted in week 6 at #19 drop five spots this week.


Duke Leads ACC Top 25 Cluster

Ten Teams Getting Votes


  • #4     Duke
  • #5     North Carolina
  • #6     Miami
  • #13   Virginia
  • #24   Florida State
  • RV     Notre Dame (#27)
  •            Clemson (#28)
  •            Louisville (#29)
  •            Virginia Tech (#37)
  •            Syracuse (#39)


Here are the latest (12/17/17) 2018 Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings. *Remember, the AP is after the fact and Pomeroy projects how teams should perform.

  • #3     Virginia
  • #5     Duke
  • #8     North Carolina
  • #14   Miami
  • #21   Notre Dame
  • #25   Florida State
  • #28   Louisville
  • #29   Virginia Tech
  • #33   Clemson
  • #52   Syracuse

As the season progresses the two charts are beginning to exhibit some similarities. We’re not too surprised by the continued spread in the two polls when it comes to Virginia. That should begin to diminish once the regular season begins. We won’t try to explain why Syracuse continues to garner votes in the AP. It would seem to be self explanatory.

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