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No. 1 Cavaliers One Win Away from ACC Regular Season Title

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: FEB 13 Virginia at Miami Photo by Richard C. Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Thanks to Virginia winning their road game against Miami on Tuesday and Florida State beating Clemson in overtime on Wednesday, the Cavaliers are one win away from at least a share of their third regular season ACC title in the last five years.

Two wins guarantees they win the title outright.

Fortunately, due to Virginia running through the ACC competition in January, although one win only guarantees a share of the ACC regular season crown, it would guarantee the No. 1 seed for the ACC Tournament next month in Brooklyn.

A win means UVa can finish the season no worse than 14-4. Clemson and Duke are the only two teams in the conference that could possibly end the season 14-4 and both currently sit at 9-4. As luck would have it, Clemson and Duke also play each other at Clemson on Sunday meaning one of those teams will be eliminated from regular season title contention.

A two-way tie in the ACC is settled by the head-to-head records between the two teams. Virginia beat Clemson 61-36 and beat Duke 65-63 four days later giving the Cavaliers the edge over both teams. Voila.....1 seed.

No matter how the Hoos finish the season, they’re also guaranteed no worse than the No. 2 seed (don’t ask how, it gets into math and stuff, but it checks out) in Brooklyn and a bye to the Quarterfinals.

Either way, at 13-1 in the ACC and games against Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh next on the schedule, UVa should feel pretty good as the calendar turns to March.