With a win over Virginia Tech, Boston College is now locked into the 12 vs. 13 game at the ACC Tournament (1 p.m., ESPN2 / ACC Network). BC will likely face Georgia Tech, unless the Jackets lose to North Carolina and the Hokies defeat Miami in the regular season finale. In that case, BC would be the tournament's #12 seed and face #13 Virginia Tech.
Here are the current standings:
|Duke Blue Devils||13||3||2.5||0.813|
|Notre Dame Fighting Irish||12||4||3.5||0.750|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||10||6||5.5||0.625|
|North Carolina State Wolfpack||8||8||7.5||0.500|
|Florida State Seminoles||7||10||9||0.412|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons||5||11||10.5||0.313|
|Boston College Eagles||3||14||13||0.176|
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||3||14||13||0.176|
|Virginia Tech Hokies||2||15||14||0.118|
After removing Syracuse from the equation, here are the tournament seeds:
3. Notre Dame
5. North Carolina
8. North Carolina State
10. Florida State
11. Wake Forest
12. Boston College
13. Georgia Tech
14. Virginia Tech
– Virginia has earned the ACC Tournament's #1 seed. The Cavaliers become the first ACC program not named Duke or North Carolina to win back-to-back regular season titles since N.C. State did it in 1973-74. Congrats to the 'Hoos.
– Miami, N.C. State, Pittsburgh and Clemson are all deadlocked at 8-8. The four-way tiebreaker currently breaks down as follows (record vs. the tied teams):
1-2 North Carolina State
There are still two games between these four teams—Clemson-N.C. State on Tuesday and Miami-Pittsburgh on Wednesday—so this will change, but as it stands now, Miami would be the 6 seed, Clemson 7, N.C. State 8 and Pittsburgh 9.
– Wake Forest will be the ACC Tournament 11 seed. The Deacons (5-11) can only draw even with Florida State (7-10), but the Seminoles own the tiebreaker by virtue of a 82-76 double overtime victory over Wake back on January 28. Conversely, Boston College (3-14), Georgia Tech (3-14) and Virginia Tech (2-15) can't catch the Deacons either.
– Wake Forest will draw Virginia Tech, unless UNC beats Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech beats Miami. Then the Demon Deacons will face Georgia Tech.
– As mentioned above, Boston College is now locked into the 12/13 game. BC will most likely be the tournament 12 seed, unless Georgia Tech beats UNC and BC loses to Wake Forest. In that case, BC would be the 13 seed (but still face Georgia Tech).
– The only scenario where BC doesn't play Georgia Tech is if Georgia Tech loses to North Carolina and Virginia Tech beats Miami. In that case, the three-way tiebreaker at 3-15 goes BC 2-0, VT 1-1 and GT 0-2. In that case, BC would face Virginia Tech in the 12-13 game. Georgia Tech would face Wake Forest in the 11-14.
Here are the remaining scenarios for the 11-14 and 12-13 matchups:
|Remaining||ACC Tournament Pairings|
|GT-UNC||BC-WF||VT-MIA||12 vs. 13||11 vs. 14|
Here's how the ACC Tournament would shake out if the season ended today:
First Round - Tuesday, March 10
(12) Boston College vs. (13) Georgia Tech -- 1 p.m., ESPN2 / ACC Network
(11) Wake Forest vs. (14) Virginia Tech -- 3 p.m., ESPN2 / ACC Network
Second Round - Wednesday, March 11
(8) North Carolina State vs. (9) Pittsburgh -- Noon, ESPN / ACC Network
(5) North Carolina vs. (12) Boston College / (13) Georgia Tech winner -- 2 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
(7) Clemson vs. (10) Florida State -- 7 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
(6) Miami vs. (11) Wake Forest / (14) Virginia Tech winner -- 9 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 12
(1) Virginia vs. (8) North Carolina State / (9) Pittsburgh winner -- Noon, ESPN2 / ACC Network
(4) Louisville vs. (5) North Carolina / (12) Boston College / (13) Georgia Tech winner -- 2 p.m., ESPN 2 / ACC Network
(2) Duke vs. (7) Clemson / (10) Florida State -- 7 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
(3) Notre Dame vs. (6) Miami / (11) Wake Forest / (14) Virginia Tech winner -- 9 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network