Or that Clemson leads the ACC in fewest points allowed or rallied late to win its past three ACC games against Florida State, Miami and North Carolina State. The Tigers can earn their first-ever winning streak in Chapel Hill. Clemson had one of the more stunning victories of last ACC season when it came from behind to win at North Carolina 79-76 in overtime and end what had been the Tigers 0-59 mark all-time there.
The Cardinal were followed by Louisville, UConn, North Carolina State and South Carolina in the poll. The Huskies and Wolfpack were tied for third. Stanford, which received 27 of 30 first-place votes from a national media panel, has not played a home game since its season opener on Nov. 25, playing - and winning - two games apiece in Las Vegas; Berkeley, California; Los Angeles and Arizona.
Elissa Cunane scored 14 of her 24 points in the first half and No. North Carolina State avoided the type of drama from the first meeting with Boston College by defeating the Eagles 76-57 on Sunday. Raina Perez added 16 points, Jakia Brown-Turner notched 13 points and Jada Boyd had 10 points for the Wolfpack (10-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).