Just a bit more clarity after Tuesday night's results. 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||11||6||5||0.647|
|North Carolina State Wolfpack||9||8||7||0.529|
|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||15||13.5||0.167|
|Virginia Tech Hokies||2||15||14||0.118|
After removing Syracuse from the equation, here are the tournament seeds if the season ended today:
3. Notre Dame
5. North Carolina
6. 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.
– Duke will be the tournament #2 seed with one more win over its final two games (Wake Forest and at Carolina). The Blue Devils have locked up on of the tournament's top 4 seeds and double-bye (as Carolina can't catch Duke at this point).
– Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame, Louisville and North Carolina are locked into the tournament's top 5 seed. One of Notre Dame, Louisville or Carolina will fall out of the top 4 / double-bye spots.
– North Carolina State pulls ahead of Miami, Pitt and Clemson with the Pack's 66-61 victory over Clemson. The Wolfpack would currently be the #6 seed.
– Miami and Pitt are tied at 8-8. They face one another on Wednesday. If the season ended today, Miami would be the 7 seed and Pitt the 8 based on the Hurricanes' victory over Duke. (Pitt's best win is a victory over the current 3rd place team.)
– Wake Forest will be the ACC Tournament #11 seed and will face either Virginia Tech or Georgia Tech in the 11-14 game on Tuesday.
– Boston College will be the ACC Tournament #12 seed. BC owns the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Jackets by virtue of a 64-62 win at Tech back on January 25. BC also owns the three-way tiebreaker with Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, with a 2-0 record against both those teams.
– Georgia Tech is already in the clubhouse with a conference record of 3-15. The Yellow Jackets will be the #13 seed with a Virginia Tech loss to Miami, and the #14 seed with a Hokies victory.
– Virginia Tech will be the #13 seed with a win over Miami in the finale, and the #14 seed with a loss.
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) Pittsburgh vs. (9) Clemson -- Noon, ESPN / ACC Network
(5) North Carolina vs. (12) Boston College / (13) Georgia Tech winner -- 2 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
(7) Miami vs. (10) Florida State -- 7 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
(6) North Carolina State vs. (11) Wake Forest / (14) Virginia Tech winner -- 9 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 12
(1) Virginia vs. (8) Pittsburgh / (9) Clemson 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) Miami / (10) Florida State -- 7 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network
(3) Notre Dame vs. (6) North Carolina State / (11) Wake Forest / (14) Virginia Tech winner -- 9 p.m., ESPN / ACC Network