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For the right to play Penn State in the 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge for the third straight year.
Three weeks to go. Here's the latest installment of 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge promotion & relegation. Confused? Go here.
RPI Rankings from NCAA.com as of Feb. 25.
|1||1||1||1||Duke Blue Devils||24-3||@ Virginia (2/28), Miami (3/2)|
|2||2||2||2||Miami Hurricanes||22-4||Virginia Tech (2/27), @ Duke (3/2)|
|3||3||12||9||Syracuse Orange||22-6||Louisville (3/2)|
|4||5||22||30||North Carolina Tar Heels||19-8||@ Clemson (2/28), Florida State (3/3)|
|5||4||24||22||N.C. State Wolfpack||19-8||Boston College (2/27), @ Georgia Tech (3/3)|
|6||6||40||32||Pittsburgh Panthers||21-7||South Florida (2/27), Villanova (3/3)|
|7||7||66||62||Maryland Terrapins||19-8||@ Georgia Tech (2/27), @ Wake Forest (3/2)|
|8||9||73||79||Virginia Cavaliers||19-8||Duke (2/28), @ Boston College (3/3)|
|9||8||78||65||Florida St. Seminoles||14-13||Wake Forest (2/26), @ North Carolina (3/3)|
|10||12||136||149||Boston College Eagles||12-15||@ N.C. State (2/27), Virginia (3/3)|
|11||10||140||128||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||14-12||Maryland (2/27), N.C. State (3/3)|
|12||13||147||158||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||12-14||@ Florida State (2/26), Maryland (3/2)|
|13||11||148||137||Clemson Tigers||13-13||North Carolina (2/28), @ Virginia Tech (3/2)|
|14||14||171||167||Virginia Tech Hokies||12-15||@ Miami (2/27), Clemson (3/2)|
Though BC was more or less non-competitive with Duke on Sunday, the Eagles are up two spots this week to #10 in the latest RPI. The Eagles jump both Georgia Tech (0-2 with losses to North Carolina and Virginia) and Clemson (0-1 with a loss to Maryland). Wake Forest also jumps the Tigers to land in the 12th spot this week on the strength of a victory over a Miami team previously undefeated in conference play.
In addition to the shake up in the standings at the bottom, North Carolina and N.C. State swap spots at the 4-5, while Virginia and Florida State trade spots at the 8-9.
It's pretty clear this has become a five team race to the bottom with BC, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Clemson and Virginia Tech battling to avoid finishing last in RPI in the conference. At #10, the Eagles are nearly 60 spots lower than 14-13 Florida State in the rankings. Despite a victory over Florida State on Sunday, the Hokies need to make up a good deal of ground if they hope to catch that pack of fours teams.
Big 2013 ACC/Big Ten Challenge promotion & relegation game this Saturday as the Hokies host Clemson at 8 PM.