So Duke, North Carolina and Miami were all winners last night. So where does that leave BC?
Here are the current ACC standings as of Thursday morning:
|Rk.||Team||GP||W||L||Max W||Min W||Remaining|
|1||Duke||15||13||2||14||12||@ North Carolina|
|3||Florida State||15||10||5||11||10||@ N.C. State|
|4||Virginia Tech||15||9||6||10||9||@ Clemson|
|6||Boston College||15||8||7||9||8||Wake Forest|
|8||Miami (Fl)||15||6||9||7||6||@ Georgia Tech|
|10||N.C. State||15||5||10||6||5||Florida State|
|11||Georgia Tech||14||3||11||5||3||@ Wake Forest, Miami|
|12||Wake Forest||14||1||13||3||1||Georgia Tech, @ Boston College|
With Maryland's loss to Miami, the four seed is now out, and things are much, much more simplified.
Seeding scenarios. Go.
- Boston College defeats Wake Forest
- Clemson defeats Virginia Tech OR Virginia Tech defeats Clemson
If Clemson defeats Virginia Tech, BC, Clemson and Virginia Tech all finish at 9-7. Clemson wins the three-way tiebreaker over the Eagles and Hokies with a 2-0 record. BC earns the fifth seed with a 2-1 record, while Virginia Tech takes the no. 6 seed.
BC also earns the fifth seed if the Hokies beat Clemson. Virginia Tech would finish 10-6 and get either the 3 or 4 seed, depending on the result of Florida State-N.C. State. At 9-7, BC nabs the fifth seed and 8-8 Clemson is the six seed.
Bottom line: Beat Wake. Earn the 5 seed. Rematch with Wake a few days later.
- Wake Forest defeats Boston College
BC finishes 8-8 and stays where they are ... at number 6. With the number 6 seed, BC would play no. 11 Georgia Tech. The Jackets are locked into the 11 regardless of what they do against Wake Forest or Miami.
That's it. That's the list of scenarios. A lot more simple than yesterday, right?