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ACC Power Rankings: Week Two

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Virginia is getting closer to being the best statistical team in the ACC as the separation of tiers is becoming more clear.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Teams Total Power Rating Off. Power Rating Def. Power Rating Off. Efficiency Def. Efficiency Efficiency +/-
Duke 26.9 27.2 26.6 129.5 96.8 +32.7
Virginia 26.6 26.1 27.0 123.7 89.6 +34.1
Notre Dame 26.1 27.0 25.2 132.5 99.2 +33.3
UNC 23.2 24.7 21.7 118.0 96.1 +21.9
Louisville 23.2 23.0 23.3 112.0 86.0 +26.0
NC State 21.8 22.8 20.8 116.0 101.3 +14.7
Syracuse 21.6 20.6 22.6 108.7 91.0 +17.7
Miami 21.0 20.2 21.8 115.2 101.3 +13.9
Pitt 20.2 19.5 20.8 114.1 105.1 +9.0
Wake Forest 19.5 17.9 21.2 105.4 101.7 +3.8
Georgia Tech 18.9 17.4 20.4 104.7 100.8 +3.9
Virginia Tech 18.8 18.4 19.4 110.4 105.3 +5.1
Florida State 18.7 18.0 19.5 107.9 105.4 +2.5
Boston College 18.5 17.2 19.8 105.9 102.5 +3.4
Clemson 18.3 17.4 19.2 105.9 101.8 +4.0

Using these advanced stats, we get a clearer of just how the teams in the ACC stack up against each other. . The total power rating is a statistic designed by me that adds in the four factors (eFG%, OffReb%, TO%, FL%) for offense and the inverse (eFG%D, DefReb%, OppTO%, OppFL%) for defense; RPI- a true measure for strength of schedule and the rating differential. If any of the other categories seem confusing, I’ve attached an Basketball Stat Glossary here.

Now with college football season officially over, we can finally turn our attention full time to hoops. We're early in the season but there's already separation between the tiers in the conference. With UNC beating Louisville and NC State beating Duke, there's already parody in the conference which just makes for more fun. The best part? We still have a month and a half left to play!

As for Georgia Tech, it appears the foreseeable future does not look bright. As of right now, they sit at number 11 with only four teams below them in the ratings. If the ratings stay true, Georgia Tech may not get its first conference win until January 25th when the Yellow Jackets host Boston College. Until then, Tech plays Notre Dame tomorrow and takes trips to Pitt and Virginia. Some major changes in the game plan need to be made for that to change for Georgia Tech.