Virginia missed a key opportunity last night to build a little more cushion in the ACC standings to keep their first-round bye in the ACC Tournament. At 8-6, the Cavaliers are still clinging on, just half a game against Miami, who plays Florida State later tonight. Should Miami pull off the upset, they'll move into a tie with Virginia. The Hoos narrowly defeated Miami earlier this year 52-51, and therefore own the tiebreaker.
But while bubble talks have largely been surrounding Miami and NC State, take a look at Clemson, who has won four of their last five games, losing only to UNC, to move into sixth in the conference. Clemson does not have an easy out to the rest of the season, as they host a struggling, though talented, Virginia Tech and travel to Florida State.
If the tournament were today, Virginia would have the fourth seed and a first-round bye, playing the winner of Miami and Boston College (who loses the tiebreaker to GT).
|#4 Duke||12-2||--||25-4||@Wake Forest, UNC|
|#7 North Carolina||12-2||--||25-4||Maryland; @Duke|
|#15 Florida State||10-3||1.5||19-8||@Miami; @UVA; Clemson|
|#25 Virginia||8-6||4||21-7||FSU; @Maryland|
|Miami||7-6||4.5||16-10||FSU; @NC State; Boston College|
|Clemson||7-7||5||15-13||Virginia Tech; @FSU|
|North Carolina State||7-7||5||18-11||Miami; @Virginia Tech|
|Wake Forest||4-10||8||13-15||Duke; @Georgia Tech|
|Virginia Tech||4-10||8||15-14||@Clemson; NC State|
|Georgia Tech||3-11||9||10-18||@Boston College; Wake Forest|
|Boston College||3-11||9||8-20||Georgia Tech; @Miami|