ACC/Big Ten Challenge 2013: ACC Promotion & Relegation, Week Of February 18

Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE

For the right to play Penn State in the 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge for the third straight year.

Only a month to go before Selection Sunday. Here's the latest installment of 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge promotion & relegation. Confused? Go here.

RPI Rankings from NCAA.com as of Feb. 18.

Rank Prev RPI Prev Program Record This Week
1 1 1 1 Duke Blue Devils 22-3 @ Virginia Tech (2/21), Boston College (2/24)
2 2 2 2 Miami Hurricanes 21-3 Virginia (2/19), @ Wake Forest (2/23)
3 3 9 6 Syracuse Orange 21-4 Providence (2/20), Georgetown (2/23), @ Marquette (2/25)
4 4 22 17 N.C. State Wolfpack 18-7 Florida State (2/19), @ North Carolina (2/23)
5 6 30 36 North Carolina Tar Heels 17-8 @ Georgia Tech (2/19)
6 5 32 30 Pittsburgh Panthers 20-6 @ St. John's (2/24)
7 8 62 73 Maryland Terrapins 18-7 @ Boston College (2/19), Clemson (2/23)
8 7 65 65 Florida St. Seminoles 14-11 @ N.C. State (2/19), @ Virginia Tech (2/24)
9 9 79 81 Virginia Cavaliers 18-7 @ Miami (2/19), Georgia Tech (2/24)
10 10 128 120 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 14-10 North Carolina (2/19), @ Virginia (2/24)
11 13 137 151 Clemson Tigers 13-12 @ Maryland (2/23)
12 12 149 140 Boston College Eagles 11-14 Maryland (2/19), @ Duke (2/24)
13 11 158 127 Wake Forest Demon Deacons 11-14 Miami (2/23)
--- --- CUT LINE --- ---
14 14 167 170 Virginia Tech Hokies 11-14 Duke (2/21), Florida State (2/24)

With a win over Wake Forest, the Eagles jump the Deacons and are holding down the 12 spot this week. The Eagles don't move up this week, however, as Clemson jumps from 13th to 11th based on the strength of a 63-60 victory over Georgia Tech last week. BC now has a bit of breathing room over both Wake Forest and Virginia Tech in the latest RPI rankings, but not a whole lot. Wake has just one game this week -- a home game vs. 12-0 Miami -- while Virginia Tech hosts both Duke and Florida State. The road for BC this week isn't all that much easier with a home game vs. Maryland and a road trip to Durham.

The only other movements this week: Towards the top of the league table, Pitt and North Carolina again swap spots at the 5-6. As does Maryland and Florida State at the 7-8.

Not many games this week with major 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge promotion & relegation consequences. Let's go with Florida State at Virginia Tech on Sunday, February 24.

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