Though this college basketball season still feels very fresh, we are now through a month’s worth of games and a lot has happened. Even after all those offseason changes and preseason predictions what matters is what actually happens on the court with these games, and plenty of our expectations have certainly changed.
While things look differently for each player, team, and conference than may have been expected, we know that we’re always going to get great basketball from the power conferences; at least typically. When the previous round of conference realignment happened a decade ago, awesome programs like Louisville and Syracuse were added to an already basketball-heavy ACC, but the ACC isn’t exactly what it once was.
That’s not to say that basketball isn’t impressive in the ACC. This conference still boasts two of the sport’s finest Blue Blood programs, teams that have won national titles in recent memory, and a bunch of other intriguing schools. The early weeks of this new season has seen these ACC schools playing their nonconference slates, as well as a lone early taste of conference play this past week. We’re certainly a long way away from knowing where each team stands, but a month certainly gives us some idea.
Today we’ll be doing our best to rank ACC Basketball teams and where they currently stand. Obviously, they’ve have different levels of success in the opening weeks against different types of opponents. We won’t be solely depending on their records or specific metrics but balancing it all and trying to figure out who stands out among the others. With all of these things in mind, let’s get right into these ACC rankings, starting at the bottom and working towards the ACC’s best team in early December.