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Updated ACC Men's Basketball Tournament Seeding Scenarios

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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
2 North Carolina 15 13 2 14 12 Duke
3 Florida State 15 10 5 11 10 @ N.C. State
4 Virginia Tech 15 9 6 10 9 @ Clemson
5 Clemson 15 8 7 9 8 Virginia Tech
6 Boston College 15 8 7 9 8 Wake Forest
7 Maryland 15 7 8 8 7 Virginia
8 Miami (Fl) 15 6 9 7 6 @ Georgia Tech
9 Virginia 15 6 9 7 6 @ Maryland
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.

Fifth Seed

- 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. 

Sixth Seed

- 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?