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ACC Basketball: Virginia rise, Florida State and Clemson falls in latest power ranking

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ACC Basketball continues to be in the national spotlight, mainly when it comes to how many teams will eventually make the NCAA Tournament. Right now, there are two "locks" for at-large, while others seem to be on the bubble.

Right now, who should be considered the top teams in the ACC? Here's a closer look at the conference with a power ranking.

15. Louisville Cardinals - 7-15 (2-9)

It may not matter at the end of the day, but Louisville has improved compared to last season, matching its total wins in league play. After having a close road loss at Clemson, the Cardinals managed to pull off the upset win against Florida State last week, 101-92.

Freshman guard Ty-Laur Johnson had his best game this season, going for 27 points, 11 assists, and six rebounds off the bench. Forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield had a career-high 29 points and seven rebounds on 11/15 shooting, while Curtis Williams (19 points) and Mike James (18 points) also had big games.

The fact that they were able to win without leading scorer Skyy Clark is a big win for the team and they've played better as of late. There's still some drama surrounding the program, including the coach's son Zan Payne getting minutes in the rotation, to the shagrin of some fans.

The Cardinals may be a spoiler of sorts in the ACC going forward with a couple of bubble teams coming up. They have a chance to end the postseason hopes for Syracuse and Pittsburgh on the road if they can get a win there.