Found March 04, 2013 on SCACC Hoops:
Let's take a look at the top teams in the nation using the Power 25 rankings. Check back every Monday for updated rankings. Duke dropped to #8 at the end of last week, but the return of Ryan Kelly and the following win over Miami moved the Blue Devils back up to #6.  Miami beat Virginia Tech and then lost to Duke and their slide down the polls now moves them out of the Top 25.  Keep in mind that the polls are a calculation of how teams are playing and less about their wins and losses.  Florida stays on the top of the poll, and this isn't the only calculated poll in which they rank first. Rank Team Adj OE Adj DE 1 Florida 118.6 83.8 2 Indiana 123.0 89.1 3 Louisville 110.8 83.1 4 Gonzaga 118.3 89.2 5 Kansas 111.5 87.0 6 Duke 114.6 89.8 7 Pittsburgh 113.3 88.7 8 Michigan 118.8 93.5 9 Wisconsin 108.7 86.2 10 Syracuse 109.7 87.2 11 Ohio State 111.8 89.5 12 VCU 111.6 89.5 13 Saint Mary's 114.6 92.0 14 Michigan State 108.2 87.3 15 Southern Miss 110.3 89.9 16 Georgetown 104.9 85.5 17 Memphis 108.5 89.1 18 New Mexico 105.0 86.3 19 Middle Tennessee 107.0 88.1 20 Arizona 112.2 92.3 21 Colorado State 115.4 95.0 22 SFA 99.8 82.6 23 Louisiana Tech 104.5 86.5 24 Kansas State 110.1 91.1 25 Oklahoma State 106.5 88.3 Let's look at where each of the ACC teams placed in the rankings nationally.  Miami drops to just #26 while Virginia moved up after a win over Duke this past week, but promptly dropped back to #31 after the loss to Boston College.  UNC and NC State pretty much hold where they have been for the past few weeks. Rank Team Adj OE Adj DE 6 Duke 114.6 89.8 26 Miami 106.4 88.2 31 Virginia 105.6 88.6 41 UNC 106.9 91.5 51 NC State 112.7 98.6 73 Maryland 101.7 91.8 100 Georgia Tech 94.8 88.4 102 Clemson 98.9 92.6 135 FSU 101.6 98.2 167 Boston College 104.7 102.7 184 Wake Forest 97.8 97.4 206 Virginia Tech 102.3 104.4 Search for previous Power 25 polls.

Duke's Ryan Kelly playing vs. Miami

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Kelly returns with a performance for the ages

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Duke's Ryan Kelly sure didn't look like a guy who hadn't played in two months. The senior scored a career-high 36 points in his return from a foot injury that had sidelined him since January, helping third-ranked Duke beat fifth-ranked Miami 79-76 on Saturday night. Kelly knocked down 10 of 14 shots -- including 7 of 9 3-pointers -- for the Blue Devils (25-4, 12-4 Atlantic...

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ACC Morning Linkfest 3/4

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Miami proves plenty in defeat at Duke

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