Wednesday, November 24, 2004

ACC Update

The weekly rankings came out for college basketball yesterday for week 2. 6 of the 11 ACC teams still in the Top 25, though UNC did drop a bit for their embarassing loss to Santa Clara. The record in parentheses is the team's record as of when the rankings came out. The rankings listed here are the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

1. Wake Forest Deamon Deacons (2-0; last week #2)
3. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-0; last week #4)
10. Duke Blue Devils (1-0; last week #12)
12. University of North Carolina Tarheels (0-1; last week #3)
14. University of Maryland Terrapins (1-0; last week #16)
16. North Carolina State Wolfpack (3-0; last week #19)
*University of Virginia Cavaliers also received votes but did not make it into the Top 25.

Based on ESPN, here are the current (through right now) rankings within the ACC:
1. Wake Forest Deamon Deacons (4-0)
2. University of Virginia Cavaliers (3-0)
3. North Carolina State Wolfpack (3-0)
4. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-0)
5. University of Maryland Terrapins (2-0)
6. Duke Blue Devils (2-0)
7. Virginia Tech Hokies (2-0)
8. Clemson Tigers (2-0)
9. University of North Carolina Tarheels (3-1)
10. Florida State Seminoles (2-1)
11. University of Miami Hurricanes (1-1)

Admittedly the season is still young so these rankings look silly. The Terps open up their ACC match play on 19 December versus Florida State and then start the regular ACC season on 8 January 2005.

In other (final) ACC news, CBS SportsLine had a piece on Duke and how their legacy (dynasty?) may be changing. For the first time in years, their non-conference schedule isn't very strong (especially compared with that of the rest of the ACC). Some of this is based on prospective players deciding not to play for Duke and current players leaving early, both to play in the NBA (why anybody would want to play there...oh wait, it's the money. NBA sucks!), and some of it is based on the lack of depth of the current squad. Anyway you can read the whole article over at SportsLine. But we Terps fans always knew that Duke sucks. :P

GO TERPS!!!

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