The ACC has two ranked teams this week, as Duke slipped from first to third after losing to N.C. State, which is now ranked 14th.
The ACC's impact on the Top 25 changes a bit when the league soon-to-be new members are added into the mix. Louisville took over as the nation's No. 1 team, Syracuse is ranked sixth, and Notre Dame is 20th. Pittsburgh, which was ranked 24th two weeks ago, fell out of the rankings after losing three of its first four Big East games.
Louisville (15-1), Syracuse (16-1), Notre Dame (14-2) and Pittsburgh (13-4) have combined to win 58 of 66 games so far this season.
- With its 84-76 victory over Duke, N.C. State joined Maryland as one of the only two schools to beat both Duke and UNC when each was ranked No. 1.
- State's Richard Howell has nine double-doubles this season and 22 in his career. Teammate Lorenzo Brown has four double-doubles this season.
- Clemson's Devin Booker is averaging 15.3 points and 11.7 rebounds against ACC competition.
- Duke is 15-1 for the 15th time in program history.
- Miami is 3-0 for the first time ever as a member of the ACC.
- Virginia Tech's Erick Green leads the nation in scoring with a 24.6 average and has scored at least 21 points in 15 of his 16 games.
- Wake Forest's C.J. Harris is coming off a 29-point performance against Boston College.
- Duke has been ranked in the top 10 for an ACC record 104 consecutive weeks. UCLA holds the national record with 155 straight.
- Seven ACC freshmen are averaging double figures in scoring, led by Boston College's Olivier Hanlan.
- Duke's Plumlee brothers have moved into the ACC's top 10 in combined scoring by brothers, with 1,701 points. Clemson's Tom, Donnie, Randy and Richie Mahaffey hold the ACC record with 3,555 points, while the Tigers' Trevor and Devin Booker are fourth with 2,584 points.