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The new ACC pecking order

Jabari Parker, the No. 2-ranked player in the 2013 class, is expected to immediately help Duke. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Quick, how many teams will the ACC have this season? If you're not entirely sure, that's understandable. Even though you know that Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame are all joining the ACC someday soon, it can be difficult to remember when all of those new memberships officially begin.

Well, rest assured, the Orange, Panthers, and Fighting Irish are all full-fledged ACC members in basketball as of 2013-14, making this league a 15-team outfit. Here's how I see the top of the conference sorting itself out in the ACC's first season as a super-sized league.