ACC basketball way-too-early power rankings for 2024-25: Where do Seminoles stand?

Who doesn't love Way-to-early power rankings, even if the season ended just a month ago?
Mar 9, 2024; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard Jalen Warley (1) drives to the basket against Miami.
Mar 9, 2024; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard Jalen Warley (1) drives to the basket against Miami. / Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports
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In 2023 the ACC was seen by many as one of the less competitive conferences with the true frontrunners of course being UNC and Duke. When the NCAA Tournament got close there were only three teams that looked to be locked to make it in, but come Selection Sunday, they ended up with five teams in thanks to NC State winning the conference tournament and Virginia sneaking in.

So heading into the next season, will UNC be on top of the conference again? Will another dark horse team take over? Or will the Duke Blue Deveil take back their throne? No one knows, but doesn't everyone love way-to-early power rankings?

So taking a look at each team's offseason so far, here are some way-to-early power rankings for the ACC. This list contains each new team that will be joining the conference this offseason as well brining the total number of teams up to 18.

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SMU is going to be a newcomer this next season in the ACC coming from the American Athletic Conference. The Mustangs had a better season this past year than they did the year before finishing the year 20-13 with an 11-7 AAC record.

The Mustangs had the possibility of sneaking into the NCAA Tournament with an automatic bid from the AAC, but fell short and ended up missing the Big Dance and firing their head coach Rob Lanier. SMY decided to hire USC's former coach Andy Enfield, who ended up not leaving the power conferences.

Enfield has his work cut out for him as the Mustangs lost their leading scorer Zhuric Phelps and Tyreek Smith. Other core players that won't be returning were seniors who can't return due to no more eligibility. Starter BJ Edwards is coming back along with KEon Ambrose-Hylton and Chuck Harris. The Mustangs also brought in a couple of players from the portal like Kario Oquendo and AJ George.

Oquendo comes to SMU from Oregon and George from Long Beach State, both teams that made it to the NCAA Tournament this past season. While the Mustangs are adding talent, they need a lot more help with being newcomers to the ACC and power conferences next season.