Busting Brackets

ACC Basketball power rankings: Pittsburgh, Clemson rises, Miami and Syracuse falls

Feb 17, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Panthers forward Blake Hinson (2) reacts
Feb 17, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers forward Blake Hinson (2) reacts / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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There are three weeks left of ACC Basketball play, with several teams in the thick of the at-large conversation. There remains a clear top tier and a bottom tier, with the middle continuing to change. Here's a look at the latest power rankings for the ACC.

15. Louisville Cardinals - 8-18 (3-12)

Despite the recent rash of injuries, the Cardinals have been playing better, including a recent win over Georgia Tech. Freshmen Ty-Laur Johnson and Kaleb Glenn have played well as of late, while junior Brandon Huntley-Hatfield has been playing at an all-league level as of late.

Still, a recent 27-point loss at Pittsburgh shows that this is still a bottom-tier team, though they can be feisty. They have a home game with Notre Dame up next, followed by a road battle at Duke.

14. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - 9-16 (4-10)

A 7-game losing skid has been ended by the Irish, getting back-to-back wins for the first time in league play. They gave Virginia Tech a bad resume loss, winning 74-66. Freshman Markus Burton had 16 points, eight assists, and six steals in the win, making a strong case for ACC Basketball Freshman of the Year. They followed it up with a 58-55 win over Georgia Tech, with Burton having 18 points, while Tae Davis went for 17 points and six rebounds.

The Irish have a chance to play spoiler in the next few weeks, taking on a few bubble teams. After a basement matchup with Louisville, Notre Dame faces Syracuse, Wake Forest, and Clemson. How they play will impact how many bids the ACC gets.

13. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 11-15 (4-11)

Once again, the Jackets continues to beat good teams but lose to everyone else. Back-to-back losses to both Louisville and Notre Dame made a case for them to be in last, until a 65-60 win over Syracuse got them back on track. Kyle Sturdivant led the way with 17 points off the bench, while Miles Kelly and Baye Ndongo each had 16-point double-doubles.

Georgia Tech looks to play spoiler once again, taking on Clemson and Miami this week. If they beat the Tigers, the league will lose one of those "locks" for the NCAA Tournament.