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ACC Mid-Season Awards


It's hard to believe, but with every team having played at least 9 conference games, we're half way through the college basketball season. Selection Sunday is only six weeks away, and the ACC Tournament gets underway in just 37 days. Thus far, Miami has been the surprising and feel-good story of the ACC and finds itself atop of the standings thanks to a Charlie Moore half-court, buzzer-beater against Virginia Tech earlier this week. Duke and Notre Dame are only a half-game back of Miami, and North Carolina, Wake Forest, and Florida State are all within shouting distance from the top. I can't see any of the other 9 teams making a run at a regular season championship, so they'll rely on a miracle run in Brooklyn to hang a banner this year.


Since we're halfway through the season, I'm going to take a look at the standings as they currently stand, where I think every team will finish, and the Power Rankings. I'm also going to give out mid-season awards, and take a look at the NCAA Tournament hopeful team's resumes. Check it out below, and as always feedback is greatly appreciated. Let me know what you guys would like to see more of during the rest of the season. Thanks for reading!


Current Standings


Power Rankings


1. Duke (17-3, 7-2)

2. Miami (16-5, 8-2))

3. Notre Dame (14-6, 7-2)

4. Wake Forest (17-5, 7-4)

5. North Carolina (15-6, 7-3)

6. Florida State (13-7, 6-4)

7.Virginia (12-9, 6-5)

8. Syracuse (10-11, 4-6)

9. Louisville (11-10, 5-6)

10. Virginia Tech (11-10, 3-7)

11. NC State (10-12, 3-8)

12. Clemson (11-9, 3-6)

13. Georgia Tech (9-11, 2-7)

14. Pittsburgh (8-12, 3-6)

15. Boston College (8-11, 3-6)


Projected Standings


  1. Miami 17-3

  2. Duke 17-3

  3. Notre Dame 15-5

  4. North Carolina 15-5

  5. Wake Forest 14-6

  6. Florida State 12-8

  7. Virginia 11-9

  8. Virginia Tech 10-10

  9. Syracuse 10-10

  10. NC State 7-13

  11. Louisville 6-14

  12. Clemson 5-15

  13. Pitt 5-15

  14. Boston College 4-16

  15. Georgia Tech 3-17

*Includes make-up game between Wake Forest & Pitt that is yet to be scheduled


Mid-Season Awards


Player of the Year- Alondes Williams, Wake Forest


Defensive Player of the Year- Mark Williams, Duke


Freshman of the Year- Paolo Banchero, Duke


Coach of the Year- Jim Larrañaga, Miami


6th Man of the Year- Matthew Cleveland, Florida State


All ACC 1st Team


· Alondes Williams, Wake Forest (19.8 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 5.1 APG)

· Armando Bacot, UNC (16.3 PPG, 12.1 RPG)

· Dereon Seabron, NC State (18.3 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 3.3 APG)

· Paolo Banchero, Duke (17.6 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.8 APG)

· Kameron McGusty, Miami (18.0 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 2.4 APG)


All ACC 2nd Team


· Keve Aluma, VT (15.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG)

· Wendell Moore, Duke (14.9 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 4.6 APG)

· Isaiah Wong, Miami (16.0 PPG, 2.2 APG)

· Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse (19.4 PPG, 3.6 APG)

· Michael Devoe, GT (18.8 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 3.3 APG)


All ACC 3rd Team


· John Hugley, Pitt (15.6 PPG, 8.6 RPG)

· Mark Williams, Duke (10.1 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 3.2 BPG)

· Reece Beekman, UVA (8.2 PPG, 4.8 APG, 2.2 SPG)

· Blake Wesley, Notre Dame (15.0 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.6 APG)

· Jake Laravia, Wake Forest (14.9 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.5 APG)


Honorable Mention


· Charlie Moore, Miami

· Jordan Usher, GT

· Caleb Love, UNC

· PJ Hall, Clemson

· Jayden Gardner, UVA

· Malik Williams, Louisville

· Joe Girard III, Syracuse

· Dane Goodwin, Notre Dame

· Terquavion Smith, NC State

· Jericole Hellems, NC State

· Makai Ashton-Langford, Boston College

· Caleb Mills, FSU


All ACC Freshman Team


· Paolo Banchero, Duke (17.6 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.8 APG)

· Blake Wesley, Notre Dame (15.0 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.6 APG)

· Terquavion Smith, NC State (15.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG)

· Trevor Keels, Duke (11.9 PPG, 3.2 APG, 1.9 SPG)

· Matthew Cleveland, FSU (10.4 PPG, 4.9 RPG)


All ACC Defensive Team


· Mark Williams, Duke (3.2 BPG)

· Reece Beekman, UVA (2.2 SPG)

· Jesse Edwards, Syracuse (2.9 BPG)

· Kadin Shedrick, UVA (2.6 BPG)

· Charlie Moore, Miami (2.1 SPG)


NCAA Tournament Resumes


Duke

  • Current Projection: 3 Seed

  • Kenpom: 12

  • NET: 14

  • BPI: 11

  • Quad 1: 3-1

  • Quad 2: 3-2

  • Quad 3: 5-0

  • Quad 4: 6-0

  • Good Wins: Gonzaga (N), Kentucky (N), @ Wake Forest, Virginia Tech

  • Bad Losses: None

  • Outlook: The only ACC team that should feel comfortable about their NCAA Tournament chances. Duke could potentially get back into the conversation for a 1 seed.

Miami

  • Current Projection: 10 Seed

  • Kenpom: 53

  • NET: 61

  • BPI: 62

  • Quad 1: 2-1

  • Quad 2: 5-2

  • Quad 3: 5-2

  • Quad 4: 4-0

  • Good Wins: @ Duke, @ Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Wake Forest, @ Penn State

  • Bad Losses: UCF

  • Outlook: The computers still don't love Miami, but this is a really good team. They should safely be in the field by the end of the year. Just keep winning, Miami.

North Carolina

  • Current Projection: Bubble (in)

  • Kenpom: 34

  • NET: 37

  • BPI: 29

  • Quad 1: 0-6

  • Quad 2: 3-0

  • Quad 3: 7-0

  • Quad 4: 5-0

  • Good Wins: Michigan, Virginia Tech

  • Bad Losses: None

  • Outlook: after a couple bad performances, UNC fell to the bubble conversation. If they take care of business they'll be a 7-10 seed.

Notre Dame

  • Current Projection: Bubble (out)

  • Kenpom: 65

  • NET: 69

  • BPI: 69

  • Quad 1: 1-4

  • Quad 2: 3-1

  • Quad 3: 5-1

  • Quad 4: 4-0

  • Good Wins: Kentucky, North Carolina

  • Bad Losses: @ Boston College

  • Outlook: Notre Dame will be in if they win the games they should on their schedule. If they can beat Duke or Miami this week, they'll be back on the right side of the bubble.

Wake Forest

  • Current Projection: 9 Seed

  • Kenpom: 42

  • NET: 42

  • BPI: 39

  • Quad 1: 1-3

  • Quad 2: 2-2

  • Quad 3: 6-0

  • Quad 4: 8-0

  • Good Wins: @ Virginia Tech, North Carolina, @ Virginia

  • Bad Losses: None

  • Outlook: Their resume looks strong. Unless they collapse, they should be in. Could potentially work their way to a 5 or 6 seed.

Florida State

  • Current Projection: Bubble (in)

  • Kenpom: 79

  • NET: 78

  • BPI: 64

  • Quad 1: 2-3

  • Quad 2: 3-2

  • Quad 3: 3-2

  • Quad 4: 5-0

  • Good Wins: Duke, @ Miami, Miami, @ Syracuse

  • Bad Losses: @ Georgia Tech

  • Outlook: FSU picked up their first bad loss this week. If they can avoid any more of those, they should be in as an 8-12 seed.

Virginia Tech

  • Current Projection: Out of Tournament

  • Kenpom: 39

  • NET: 53

  • BPI: 27

  • Quad 1: 0-3

  • Quad 2: 5-5

  • Quad 3: 1-2

  • Quad 4: 5-0

  • Good Wins: @ Florida State, @ Maryland, Notre Dame, St. Bonaventure (N)

  • Bad Losses: @ Boston College

  • Outlook: The computers still love the Hokies. If they can get back to .500 or better in conference, they should be on the bubble.

Virginia

  • Current Projection: Out of Tournament

  • Kenpom: 94

  • NET: 96

  • BPI: 72

  • Quad 1: 2-4

  • Quad 2: 2-3

  • Quad 3: 2-2

  • Quad 4: 6-0

  • Good Wins: Providence (N), @ Clemson, Virginia Tech, @ Syracuse

  • Bad Losses: Navy, @ James Madison

  • Outlook: Still good opportunities against Duke (twice), Miami (twice), and VT. Can't afford more than 2 or 3 losses.

Clemson

  • Current Projection: Out of Tournament

  • Kenpom: 62

  • NET: 72

  • BPI: 49

  • Quad 1: 0-3

  • Quad 2: 2-4

  • Quad 3: 4-1

  • Quad 4: 5-1

  • Good Wins: @ Virginia

  • Bad Losses: Boston College

  • Outlook: Tough remaining schedule. Most likely need to win the ACC Tournament.

Syracuse

  • Current Projection: Out of Tournament

  • Kenpom: 80

  • NET: 93

  • BPI: 65

  • Quad 1: 1-5

  • Quad 2: 3-1

  • Quad 3: 2-3

  • Quad 4: 4-0

  • Good Wins: Indiana, Wake Forest, @ Florida State

  • Bad Losses: @ Georgetown, @ Pitt, Colgate

  • Outlook: Starting to climb in the metrics. Good opportunities for good wins still on the schedule. Could find their way to the bubble like usual.

Louisville

  • Current Projection: Out of Tournament

  • Kenpom: 120

  • NET: 121

  • BPI: 92

  • Quad 1: 1-2

  • Quad 2: 3-4

  • Quad 3: 2-4

  • Quad 4: 5-0

  • Good Wins: Mississippi State (N), Wake Forest, Maryland (N)

  • Bad Losses: @ Pitt, @ Western Kentucky

  • Outlook: Could get back in bubble conversation if they win all but 1 or 2 remaining games. Most likely need to win ACC Tournament.

NC State

  • Current Projection: Out of Tournament

  • Kenpom: 108

  • NET: 122

  • BPI: 101

  • Quad 1: 1-5

  • Quad 2: 1-4

  • Quad 3: 3-2

  • Quad 4: 5-1

  • Good Wins: @ Virginia Tech

  • Bad Losses: Wright State

  • Outlook: Must win ACC Tournament

Boston College

  • Current Projection: Out of Tournament

  • Kenpom: 146

  • NET: 172

  • BPI: 131

  • Quad 1: 1-3

  • Quad 2: 2-3

  • Quad 3: 0-4

  • Quad 4: 5-1

  • Good Wins: @ Clemson, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame

  • Bad Losses: Albany, @ Pitt, Georgia Tech

  • Outlook: Must win ACC Tournament

Pitt

  • Current Projection: Out of Tournament

  • Kenpom: 190

  • NET: 192

  • BPI: 166

  • Quad 1: 0-2

  • Quad 2: 1-4

  • Quad 3: 4-4

  • Quad 4: 3-2

  • Good Wins: @ St. John's

  • Bad Losses: UMBC, The Citadel, Monmouth

  • Outlook: Must win ACC Tournament

Georgia Tech

  • Current Projection: Out of Tournament

  • Kenpom: 141

  • NET: 153

  • BPI: 133

  • Quad 1: 0-5

  • Quad 2: 0-4

  • Quad 3: 3-1

  • Quad 4: 5-1

  • Good Wins: Florida State

  • Bad Losses: Miami (OH)

  • Outlook: Must win ACC Tournament

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