Duke’s Tuesday night win over Florida State kept the Seminoles from claiming a share of the regular season ACC title, and also shook up the seeding at the top. Because Louisville and Notre Dame both have two games remaining in the regular season, that bumps both of them (at 11-6) ahead of Florida State, who is now tied with Duke with a 11-7 record.
Meanwhile, Georgia Tech keeps its NCAA Tournament dreams alive with Tuesday night’s win over Pitt. This creates some shuffling around near the bottom seeds, but there was no one in the forest, so we cannot verify if it made any noise.
Here’s what would happen if the ACC Tournament begin play on Wednesday morning:
Notre Dame holds the tiebreak over Louisville, so they take the No. 2 seed while Louisville gets the No. 3.
Duke bumps up to No. 5 while Florida State drops from No. 2 to No. 6, now that they’re tied with Duke. The two teams split their regular season games, but Duke beat Carolina, so they get the tiebreak.
No change in the next block of teams — Miami, Virginia Tech, and UVA are all tied at 10-7, but Miami continues to hold the tiebreak over both teams with a 2-2 record in the group, and Virginia Tech comes in next with a 2-1 record, while Virginia has a 1-2 round robin record here. They get the Nos. 6, 7 and 8 seed respectively.
This means Virginia faces Syracuse (9-8) as the No 9 seed. The only other tie in the standings is between NC State and Pitt, and the Wolfpack hold the head-to-head tiebreak there.
Three games tonight: NC State at Clemson at 8pm, BC at Notre Dame also at 8pm, and Louisville at Wake Forest at 9pm. We’ll publish your cheering guide here on Streaking the Lawn.