Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll: Week of February 2, 2015
The ACC Power Poll is compiled each week by ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel. Give Jeff your feedback via Twitter (@JeffFischel)!
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DUKE (5-3 ACC | 18-2 OVERALL)
JEFF'S TAKE: Compare the end of the games vs Notre Dame and Virginia. In the final 10+ minutes vs ND, the Blue Devils got outscored 21-8. In the final 10 minutes vs UVA, they went nuts including an 11-0 run at the end.
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VIRGINIA (7-1 ACC | 19-1 OVERALL)
JEFF'S TAKE: The Cavaliers lose their first game of the year, and there’s really no time to wallow, which is fine with Tony Bennett. Look, it was never likely the Cavs would go 3-0 during this tough stretch.
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LOUISVILLE (6-2 ACC | 18-3 OVERALL)
JEFF'S TAKE: We have our ACC dunk of the year. Montrezl’s fantastic performance vs UNC on January 31st salvages a pretty disappointing month for the pre-season All American.
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NOTRE DAME (8-2 ACC | 20-3 OVERALL)
JEFF'S TAKE: Pitt drove an 18-wheeler through the big problems with Notre Dame’s defense. ND is 150th in the nation in defensive efficiency. No other top 20 team struggles that much. It doesn’t bode well for a Final Four run.
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NORTH CAROLINA (7-2 ACC | 17-5 OVERALL)
JEFF'S TAKE: There’s no guard depth right now and the Tar Heels absolutely got destroyed on the boards by Louisville in the second half and overtime. And yet, I still like this team a lot.