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ACC Tournament Outlook: UVA Appears Locked into the 2 Seed

Hoos have a shot at the 1 seed, but would take a minor miracle

NCAA Basketball: Virginia at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The teams of the ACC have just one game remaining in the regular season before all of them (maybe) gear up to head to Greensboro for the ACC Tournament next week.

Heading into the week, the Virginia Tech Hokies had games scheduled against the Louisville Cardinals and the NC State Wolfpack. Both games would have had major impacts on the seeding for next week’s ACC Tournament with Virginia Tech sitting at No. 3 in the conference, Louisville at No. 4, and NC State tied for 9th, but riding a five game winning streak.

As we all know, the Hokies had to go on a COVID pause and cancel their remaining two games.

It’s a bummer that we won’t get to see those games played this week, but the good news is that no matter what happens between the Virginia Cavaliers and Louisville on Saturday, the Hoos are locked in to finish no worse than the 2 seed for next week’s ACC Tournament.

If UVA loses on Saturday, they would finish the season at 12-5 in conference play and a .705 win percentage. Louisville and VT would both finish 9-4, a .692 winning percentage, and tied for third. No matter the outcome between FSU and Notre Dame, FSU would win the regular season with at least a .733 winning percentage.

The Cavaliers are not completely locked out of winning another regular season title though. If UVA can manage to win at Louisville on Saturday and Notre Dame can pull a stunning upset of Florida State, UVA would finish the season at 13-4, while FSU would finish at 11-4.

Thanks for former staff writer at Streaking the Lawn, turn turncoat, Justin Ferber, we have an idea of the rest of the bracket as well.

Assuming VT is able to come off their COVID pause and play in Greensboro next week, Pitt and Notre Dame are locked into the No. 11 and 12 seeds, but who claims which spot is to be determined. Boston College, Wake Forest, and Miami are all jockeying for one of the Nos. 13, 14, and 15 seeds. Syracuse appears to be either the 7 or 8 seed, but will be determined by the Duke-UNC game on Saturday.

The rest of the seeds are a cluster given the variances of games played this year. Typically it would be much easier, but COVID has struck again.