ACC/Big Ten Challenge 2013: ACC Promotion & Relegation, Week Of January 21

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

For all the Nebraskas!

Checking in on the 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge promotion & relegation league table. Confused? Go here.

RPI Rankings from as of Jan. 21.

Rank Prev RPI Prev Program Record Next Three
1 1 1 1 Duke 16-1 @ Miami, Maryland, @ Wake Forest
2 2 4 5 Miami 13-3 Duke, Florida State, @ Virginia Tech
3 4 11 13 Syracuse 18-1 @ Villanova, @ Pittsburgh, Notre Dame
4 3 13 12 N.C. State 15-3 @ Wake Forest, North Carolina, @ Virginia
5 5 34 43 North Carolina 12-5 Georgia Tech, @ N.C. State, @ Boston College
6 5 55 69 Pittsburgh 15-4 @ Providence, DePaul, @ Louisville
7 8 65 90 Maryland 14-4 Boston College, @ Duke, @ Florida State
8 6 75 65 Florida State 10-7 Clemson, @ Miami, Maryland
9 11 111 130 Virginia Tech 11-6 Virginia, @ Clemson, Miami
10 9 119 101 Boston College 9-8 @ Maryland, @ Virginia, North Carolina
11 12 123 153 Georgia Tech 10-6 @ North Carolina, Wake Forest, @ Clemson
12 10 131 113 Wake Forest 9-8 N.C. State, @ Georgia Tech, Duke
--- --- --- --- CUT LINE --- ---
13 14 133 170 Clemson 10-7 @ Florida State, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech
14 13 140 154 Virginia 12-5 @ Virginia Tech, Boston College, N.C. State

-- The new kids are making moves. Syracuse jumps N.C. State to take third in this week's standings, while Pitt overtakes Florida State for 6th.

-- Maryland leapfrogs past Florida State this week, while Virginia Tech is up two spots to #11.

-- Despite taking Miami to the wire, Boston College is down one spot to 10th when the Eagles overall RPI dropped to 119th overall. The Hokies win over Wake Forest, combined with the Eagles loss to Miami, has the Hokies jumping both BC and Wake Forest this week.

-- Georgia Tech is up one spot with the Jackets' RPI up 30 spots this week, while Wake Forest goes from 10th to just above the cut line.

-- Clemson and Virginia flip-flop spots this week. Both would be out of next year's Challenge if the season ended today and the league included Maryland. If the Terps are excluded from next year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Virginia would be the other program left out if the season ended today. This despite a current 12-5 overall mark and 2-2 in conference play.

-- 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Promotion & Relegation Game Of The Week: Virginia @ Virginia Tech on Thursday, January 24.

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