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On My Mind Monday: What ACC Schools Have the Best Combined Men’s and Women’s Conference Record?

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Florida State men’s basketball’s stay in the top 5 lasted just two weeks, but the Seminoles remain in the top 10 this week at No. 8. After a 2-1 week, the FSU women fell to No. 17 in this week’s AP Poll.

The Seminoles are one of just two ACC schools to be ranked in both men’s and women’s hoops. For this week’s “On My Mind Monday”, we decided to look at which ACC schools have the best combined conference records between the men and women.

Only five schools have combined winning records.

Louisville (20-1)

ACC Record: Men 10-1; Women 10-0
AP Rankings: Men No. 5; Women No. 5
Overview: Louisville sits atop the ACC in both men’s and women’s basketball. The Cardinals and Baylor are the only two teams in the AP top 5 in both men’s and women’s hoops. On the women’s side, the Cardinals are the only team left undefeated in conference play. The only ACC loss for the Louisville men came at home to Florida State.

Nicki Ekhomu averages nearly 15 points per game for Florida State this season. (FSU athletics)

Florida State (15-6)

ACC Record: Men 8-2; Women 7-4
AP Rankings: Men No. 8; Women No. 17
Overview: Florida State men’s hoops achieved its highest ranking in 47 years earlier this season, but dropped three spots after having its 10-game winning streak snapped last week at Virginia. The Seminoles currently sit a game and a half behind Louisville in the ACC, but hold the tiebreaker. On the women’s side, FSU is just 4-4 since a program-best 13-0 start. The FSU women sit in a third-place tie in the ACC.

NC State (15-7)

ACC Record: Men 5-6; Women 10-1
AP Rankings: Women No. 7
Overview: With bad losses to North Carolina and Georgia Tech twice, the NC State men are very much on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Last season, the Wolfpack narrowly missed the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons. On the women’s side, NC State serves as the biggest threat to Louisville. At 10-1, NC State’s only ACC loss came at North Carolina.

Duke (13-7)

ACC Record: Men 8-2; Women 5-5
AP Rankings: Men No. 7
Overview: On the men’s side, Duke — as usual — is in the top 10 and is tied with Florida State for second in the conference. The Blue Devils are a game and a half behind Louisville, but lost head-to-head at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils will host the Seminoles next week. On the women’s side, Duke has hit its stride, winning four of six. The Blue Devils still appear to have an uphill climb to making the NCAA Tournament.

Virginia Tech (11-10)

ACC Record: 5-6 Men; 6-4 Women
AP Rankings: None
Overview: Virginia Tech’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both sit squarely on the bubble. The women however are in better shape than the men as the Hokies sit just a half-game behind FSU and North Carolina for third place in the ACC. The Virginia Tech men had a tough week, falling at Miami before losing at home to Florida State. On the men’s side, the Hokies do have a favorable stretch coming up. The women will host No. 7 NC State before visiting North Carolina.

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