Busting Brackets

ACC Basketball: Louisville, Wake Forest rise in updated way-too-early ranking for 2024-25

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The NBA Draft deadline has passed and just about all of the top transfers in the portal have picked new homes. So the rosters throughout ACC Basketball are around 95% complete for the upcoming season. The question here is which teams have done the best jobs in the past month since the previous league power rankings?

Here's an updated way-too-early power ranking for the ACC.

18. Boston College Eagles

Assuming that Louisville has finally gotten things together, then someone else has to get the new bottom team of ACC Basketball. On paper, it’s hard to find a roster with less proven power conference production than Boston College, which lost its top five scores. That includes star big man Quentin Post, as well as guards Claudell Harris and Jaeden Zackery, who transferred out.

The top returning players are guards Chas Kelly and Donald Hand Jr, who averaged 5.0 ppg as a freshman. Transfer guards are joining the team, led by Dion Brown, who averaged 19.0 ppg at UMBC. Roger McFarlane, is a 6’5 guard from SE Louisiana, coming off a career-high 14.8 ppg and 8.6 rpg.

The main issue with the Eagles is the lack of frontcourt depth after losing so many players. St. Bonaventure transfer Chad Venning (13.4 ppg and 4.6 rpg) will be one of the biggest players in the ACC with his 270-pound frame but isn’t a great rebounder and could be exploited on the defensive end. And unless sophomore forwards Elijah Strong and Jayden Hastings have breakout campaigns, the Eagles will be vulnerable up front.