ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Who Will Challenge Duke?

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ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Who Will Challenge Duke?
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The ACC has some explaining to do.

Usually the blue bloods of basketball like to flex their collective muscle during the out-of-conference season, but the joy has been rather subdued outside of Durham, North Carolina.

We all knew that Duke was loaded heading into this season and, even with the injury to Kyrie Irving, the defending national champions appear to be the cream of the crop yet again.

The question now becomes, how will the rest of the ACC standings look?  Some teams have already disappointed while others have been pleasant surprises.

Suffice it to say though, even in this small sample size, flaws have begun to emerge for every team in the conference.

Therefore, here is a ranking of the 12 teams based on their play so far this season.  While I fully expect there to be some turmoil as the weeks progress, particularly when conference play begins, this is what we have learned so far in 2010-11.

Enjoy and let the debate begin!

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