Looking At The ACC Tournament Seed Possibilities

Streeter Lecka

A look at the ACC Tournament picture with less than a week remaining in the regular season.

Just one more regular season game for BC before the ACC Tournament. Let's take a look at where the Eagles are projected to land in next week's ACC Tournament.

First, here are the current standings:

PROGRAM W-L GB PCT W-L PCT STRK
Virginia Cavaliers 16-1 -- .941 25-5 .833 W13
Syracuse Orange 13-4 3 .765 26-4 .867 L2
North Carolina Tar Heels 13-4 3 .765 23-7 .767 W12
Duke Blue Devils 12-4 3.5 .750 23-6 .793 W2
Pittsburgh Panthers 10-7 6 .588 22-8 .733 L1
Clemson Tigers 10-7 6 .588 19-10 .655 W2
Florida St. Seminoles 9-8 7 .529 18-11 .621 W3
N.C. State Wolfpack 8-9 8 .471 18-12 .600 W1
Maryland Terrapins 8-9 8 .471 16-14 .533 W1
Miami Hurricanes 6-11 10 .353 15-15 .500 L1
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6-12 10.5 .333 15-16 .484 L2
Wake Forest Demon Deacons 5-11 10.5 .313 15-14 .517 L1
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 5-12 11 .294 14-16 .467 W1
Boston College Eagles 4-13 12 .235 8-22 .267 L1
Virginia Tech Hokies 2-15 14 .118 9-20 .310 L5

And here are the current seeding scenarios for the ACC Tournament:

Virginia (16-1, @ Maryland)

The Cavaliers will be the no. 1 seed.

Syracuse (13-4, @ Florida State)

The Orange will be the no. 2 seed with a win AND one Duke loss.
The Orange will be the no. 2 seed with a loss AND a Wake Forest win over Duke AND a Duke win over Carolina.
The Orange will be the no. 3 seed with two Duke wins.
The Orange will be the no. 3 seed with a loss AND two Duke losses.
The Orange will be the no. 4 seed with a loss AND a Duke win over Wake Forest AND a Carolina win over Duke.

North Carolina (13-4, @ Duke)

The Tar Heels will be the no. 2 seed with a win AND a Syracuse loss.
The Tar Heels will be the no. 3 seed with a win AND a Syracuse win.
The Tar Heels will be the no. 4 seed with a loss.

Duke (12-4, @ Wake Forest, North Carolina)

The Blue Devils will be the no. 2 seed with two wins.
The Blue Devils will be the no. 3 seed with a loss to Wake Forest AND a win over Carolina.
The Blue Devils will be the no. 3 seed with a win over Wake Forest AND a loss to Carolina AND a Syracuse loss.
The Blue Devils will be the no. 4 seed with a win over Wake Forest AND a loss to Carolina AND a Syracuse win.
The Blue Devils will be the no. 4 seed with two losses.

Pittsburgh (10-7, @ Clemson)

The Panthers will be the no. 5 seed with a win.
The Panthers will be the no. 6 seed with a loss AND a Florida State loss.
The Panthers will be the no. 7 seed with a loss AND a Florida State win.

Clemson (10-7, Pittsburgh)

The Tigers will be the no. 5 seed with a win.
The Tigers will be the no. 6 seed with a loss.

Florida State (9-8, Syracuse)

The Seminoles will be the no. 6 seed with a win AND a Pittsburgh loss.
The Seminoles will be the no. 7 seed with a win AND a Pittsburgh win.
The Seminoles will be the no. 7 seed with a loss AND a N.C. State loss AND a Maryland loss.
The Seminoles will be the no. 8 seed with a loss AND a N.C. State win OR a Maryland win.

N.C. State (8-9, Boston College)

The Wolfpack will be the no. 7 seed with a win AND a Florida State loss.
The Wolfpack will be the no. 8 seed with a win AND a Florida State win.
The Wolfpack will be the no. 8 seed with a loss AND a Maryland loss.
The Wolfpack will be the no. 9 seed with a loss AND a Maryland win.

Maryland (8-9, Virginia)

The Terrapins will be the no. 7 seed with a win AND a Florida State loss AND a N.C. State loss.
The Terrapins will be the no. 9 seed with any other result.

Miami (6-11, Wake Forest)

The Hurricanes will be the no. 10 seed with a win.
The Hurricanes will be the no. 10 seed with a loss AND a Wake Forest loss AND a Georgia Tech win.
The Hurricanes will be the no. 11 seed with a loss AND a Wake Forest win.
The Hurricanes will be the no. 11 seed with a loss AND a Wake Forest loss AND a Georgia Tech loss.

Notre Dame (6-12)

The Fighting Irish will be the no. 11 seed with two Wake Forest losses AND a Georgia Tech loss.
The Fighting Irish will be the no. 12 seed with a Georgia Tech loss AND one Wake Forest win.
The Fighting Irish will be the no. 13 seed with a Georgia Tech win AND one Wake Forest win.
The Fighting Irish will be the no. 11/12 seed* with two Wake Forest losses AND a Georgia Tech win.
The Fighting Irish will be the no. 12/13 seed* with two Wake Forest wins AND a Georgia Tech win.

* Notre Dame will receive the higher of the two seeds if Duke finishes higher than Syracuse in the final standings and the lower seed if Syracuse finishes higher than Duke.

Wake Forest (5-11, Duke, @ Miami)

The Demon Deacons will be the no. 10 seed with two wins.
The Demon Deacons will be the no. 10 seed with a win over Miami AND a loss to Duke AND a Georgia Tech loss.
The Demon Deacons will be the no. 11 seed with a win over Miami AND a loss to Duke AND a Georgia Tech win.
The Demon Deacons will be the no. 11 seed with a loss to Miami AND a win over Duke AND a Georgia Tech loss.
The Demon Deacons will be the no. 12 seed with a loss to Miami AND a win over Duke AND a Georgia Tech win.
The Demon Deacons will be the no. 13 seed with two losses AND a Boston College loss.
The Demon Deacons will be the no. 14 seed with two losses AND a Boston College win.

Georgia Tech (5-12, Virginia Tech)

The Yellow Jackets will be the no. 11 seed with a win AND a Miami win AND a Wake Forest win over Duke.
The Yellow Jackets will be the no. 11/12 seed* with a win AND two Wake Forest losses.
The Yellow Jackets will be the no. 12 seed with a win AND a Miami win AND a Wake Forest loss to Duke.
The Yellow Jackets will be the no. 12 seed with a loss AND a Miami win AND a Wake Forest loss to Duke.
The Yellow Jackets will be the no. 12/13 seed* with a win AND two Wake Forest wins.
The Yellow Jackets will be the no. 13 seed with a loss AND one Wake Forest win.

* Georgia Tech will receive the higher of the two seeds if Syracuse finishes higher than Duke in the final standings and the lower of the two if Duke finishes higher than Syracuse.

Boston College (4-13, @ N.C. State)

The Eagles will be the no. 13 seed with a win AND two Wake Forest losses.
The Eagles will be the no. 14 seed with a win AND one Wake Forest win.
The Eagles will be the no. 14 seed with a loss.

Virginia Tech (2-15, @ Georgia Tech)

The Hokies will be the no. 15 seed.

Here's the tournament field if the season ended today:

#1 Virginia
#8 N.C. State vs. # 9 Maryland

#4 Duke
#5 Pittsburgh vs. #12 Wake Forest / #13 Georgia Tech winner

#2 Syracuse
#7 Florida State vs. #10 Miami / #15 Virginia Tech winner

#3 North Carolina
#6 Clemson vs. #11 Notre Dame / #14 Boston College winner

Not the worst draw for the Eagles, who would avoid Virginia and Duke and get the manageable Notre Dame / Clemson / North Carolina draw. Now BC doesn't have a victory over any of those programs, but they do have four losses by a combined 18 points. So there's that.

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