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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Boston College, Florida State, Virginia Still Tied Atop ACC

For the third straight week, Boston College (10-2, 1-0 ACC) is tied with Florida State (11-3, 1-0 ACC) and Virginia (8-4, 1-0 ACC) atop the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

In their only match up of the week, the Eagles defeated Bucknell 84-80 last Wednesday night at Conte Forum. Reggie Jackson scored 21 points and Joe Trapani and Josh Southern both scored 16 points a piece for Boston College.

The Seminoles also had a very successful week, defeating Butler 67-64 on Dec. 23 and upsetting No. 15 Baylor 68-61 on Christmas Day. Chris Singleton is Florida State's leading scorer, averaging 14.9 points per game. The Seminoles are off until Jan. 3, when they host Auburn at 8 p.m. EST.

Duke (11-0), which was ranked first in both the AP Top 25 Poll and the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll this week, has yet to face an ACC opponent. The Blue Devils played one game this past week, defeating Elon 98-72 on December 20th. Kyrie Irving (17.4 PPG, 5.1 APG) and Nolan Smith (17.1 PPG, 5.4 APG) have paced Duke this season.

North Carolina (8-4), which opened the season ranked eight in the AP Top 25 Poll and ninth in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, has also not faced another ACC team this season. Tyler Zeller leads the Tar Heels in scoring, averaging 15.5 points per contest.

Clemson (9-4, 0-1 ACC), Maryland (8-4, 0-1 ACC) and Virginia Tech (7-4, 0-1 ACC) are at the very bottom of the ACC standings after early season losses to Florida State, Boston College and Virginia, respectively.

ACC Men's Basketball Standings:

  1. Boston College (10-2, 1-0 ACC)
  2. Florida State (11-3, 1-0 ACC)
  3. Virginia (8-4, 1-0 ACC)
  4. Duke (11-0)
  5. Miami (10-3)
  6. North Carolina (8-4)
  7. N.C. State (7-4)
  8. Georgia Tech (6-5)
  9. Wake Forest (6-6)
  10. Clemson (9-4, 0-1 ACC)
  11. Maryland (8-4, 0-1 ACC)
  12. Virginia Tech (7-4, 0-1 ACC)