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Updated ACC basketball standings for 2023 season

Here’s how ACC hoops looks as of now, and which games will matter to determine the regular season conference champion and seedings in the ACC Tournament.

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The 2022-23 ACC season is well underway, and it’s the time of year that makes the ACC so special as the league will always be hoops first to so much of their eastern seaboard fanbase. While the league is down in the power rankings, as it ranks by most metrics as the sixth-best conference in the country this season, it’s also one of the most competitive conferences in the country and is wide open for both the regular season and tournament title.

Updated February 2, 12:25 p.m. ET

Clemson still stands atop the ACC rankings even after taking a bad upset loss to Boston College on Tuesday. Meanwhile, North Carolina slid down to seventh in the conference rankings as a result of a 65-64 loss to Pitt on Wednesday. Also of note, Louisville finally got on the board in conference play with a 68-58 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets are now the new last-place team in the league.

Here are the latest standings in the ACC ahead of the 2023 ACC Tournament, scheduled to be held at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC from March 7-11.

ACC Men’s Basketball Standings

  1. Clemson: 10-2 ACC, 18-5 overall
  2. Virginia: 9-2 ACC, 17-3 overall
  3. Pittsburgh: 9-3 ACC, 16-7 overall
  4. NC State: 8-4 ACC, 18-5 overall
  5. Miami: 8-4 ACC, 17-5 overall
  6. Duke: 7-4 ACC, 16-6 overall
  7. North Carolina: 7-4 ACC, 15-7 overall
  8. Wake Forest: 6-6 ACC, 14-9 overall
  9. Syracuse: 6-6 ACC, 13-10 overall
  10. Boston College: 5-7 ACC, 11-12 overall
  11. Florida State: 5-7 ACC, 7-16 overall
  12. Virginia Tech: 3-8 ACC, 13-9 overall
  13. Notre Dame: 2-9 ACC, 10-12 overall
  14. Louisville: 1-10 ACC, 3-19 overall
  15. Georgia Tech: 1-11 ACC, 8-14 overall

Tiebreaker rules, two teams tied

A. When two teams are tied in the standings, regular season head-to-head results are used as the tiebreaker.

B. If the tied teams played each other twice in the regular season and split their games, then each team’s record against the team occupying the highest position in the final regular season standings (or in case of a tie for first place, the next highest position in the regular season standings) and then continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.

  1. When arriving at another pair of tied teams while comparing records, use each team’s record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to their own tie-breaking procedures), rather than the performance against the individual tied teams.
  2. When comparing records against a single team or a group of teams, the higher winning percentage shall prevail, even if the number of games played against a team or group is unequal (e.g., 2-0 is better than 3-1; 1-0 is the same as 2-0; 2-1 is the same as 4-2; 1-0 is better than 1-1; 0-1 is the same as 0-3). If the winning percentage of the tied teams is equal against a team or group of tied teams, continue down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.

Tiebreaker Rules, three or more teams tied

C: If three or more teams are tied in the standings, the following procedure will be used:

  1. The combined record in conference games between the tied teams involved will be compiled. Ties will be broken and seeds assigned based on the winning percentage of the combined conference records. The higher winning percentage shall prevail, even if the number of games played against the team or group is unequal (e.g., 2-0 is better than 3-1; 1-0 is the same as 2-0; 2-0 is the same as 4-0; 2-1 is the same as 4-2; 1-0 is better than 1-1; 0-1 is the same as 0-2; 0-2 is the same as 0-4).
  2. If procedure (1) fails to break the tie, then each tied team’s record shall be compared to the team occupying the highest position in the final regular-season standings, continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage by a higher winning percentage.
  3. If the tie is broken by (1) or (2) regarding one or more teams, but three or more teams remain tied, then procedures (1) and (2) will be re-applied among those tied teams only.
  4. If two teams remain tied, procedures A and B will be followed.

D: If there is more than one tie in the standings, and when using the tie-breaking procedures there are a pair of teams tied, a team’s record against the combined tied teams (prior to 2021-22 ACC MANUAL SPORTS OPERATION CODE | ACC 77 their own tie-breaking procedures) is used, rather than performance against the individual tied teams.

E: If procedures B and/or C fail to establish an advantage, a coin flip to break the tie will be conducted by the Commissioner after the final regular season game before the Conference championship.

F: If a coin flip or draw (for a three-or-more-team tie) is required, the procedure takes place immediately following the conclusion of the last regular season game prior to the Conference championship. The procedure is administered by the Commissioner or a designated assistant. This session is open to the media and to athletics department representatives from the tied teams.