ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Week 2

ACC Basketball Power Rankings: Week 2

We’re now two weeks into the college basketball season and starting to learn more about the complexion of the ACC. Check out how the conference stacks up after the second week of action.

1. Virginia Cavaliers (4-0)

Last week’s results: 86-79 W vs No. 7 Baylor, 70-61 W vs No. 16 Illinois

No. 5 Virginia has already proven how much more dangerous this team is than last season’s. Tony Bennett’s squad took down two very good teams in Las Vegas in Baylor and Illinois. The most impressive part—they’re doing it with offense. Virginia scored 56 points in the second half against Baylor, and shot 9-14 from three-point land in the win. After shooting 29.6% from behind the three-point line last season on 5.1 attempts per game, senior guard Armaan Franklin is knocking down the deep ball at a 45.5% clip on 5.5 attempts per game. As a team, the Cavaliers are third in three-point percentage in the entire country, connecting at a scorching hot 46.9% rate. A surprising development of Virginia’s strong start is last season’s leading scorer, graduate forward Jayden Gardner, is only playing 19.8 minutes per game so far this season.


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