Feb 1, 2014; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim reacts to a play during the second half of a game against the Duke Blue Devils at the at Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

ACC basketball power rankings: Week 13

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This past weekend, the ACC showed everyone once again why they are still one of the most powerful conferences in all of college basketball as the Duke Blue Devils and the Syracuse Orange took to the floor in the Carrier Dome and delivered an instant classic.

A new rivalry in one of the most storied conferences in collegiate basketball history began when Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer with time expiring in regulation to send the game into overtime.

In the final five minutes, the Orange were able to hold off Duke, 91-89, giving everyone the best college basketball viewing experience of the year so far.

It’s undeniable that the Orange, in just their first year in the conference, are the kings of the ACC at this moment. But where does the rest of the conference stack up following this past week?

Here’s a look at the ACC power rankings for Week 13:

  1. Syracuse Orange
  2. Duke Blue Devils
  3. Pittsburgh Panthers
  4. Virginia Cavaliers
  5. North Carolina Tar Heels
  6. Florida State Seminoles
  7. Maryland Terrapins
  8. Clemson Tigers
  9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  10. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  11. Miami Hurricanes
  12. N.C. State Wolfpack
  13. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  14. Virginia Tech Hokies
  15. Boston College Eagles
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