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Duke and North Carolina will be playing the NCAA Tournament. But nobody else from the ACC is a sure thing. That includes Florida State. Despite a 9-4 record and a win over Duke its still not a certainty that the Noles will get in. For example, if FSU loses 2 of their next 3 games to teams like NC State and Miami it could burst their bubble. Plus, the committee will look at the fact that their best player, Chris Singleton, isn’t on the floor due to injury. In the end I think FSU will finish 11-5 and get in.

As for the others…

Virginia Tech: They MUST beat Duke on Saturday. Beating Boston College and Clemson would be nice but the Hokies MUST beat the Devils. They have no signature wins and Seth Greenberg will be crying about being left out once again if they lose on Saturday. Prediction: OUT

Clemson: they’re going to lose to Duke in Cameron. If they win against Wake and Virginia Tech that will get them to 9-7. I still don’t think that will be enough. They will need to get to Saturday, if not Sunday, of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro to assure themselves of a spot. Prediction: OUT

Boston College: Stick  a fork in em. You can’t lose at home to Miami. I don’t care how good you’re RPI, SOS, NCSOS, TGIF, or any other abbreviation is. They have a losing record in the ACC and lost at home to a BAD Miami team. Anything short of winning out (@UVa, @VT, and Wake) won’t get it done. Prediction: OUT

Maryland: Gary and the Terps are very much still alive. Beating FSU last night puts the UMD at 7-6 in league play and 18-10 overall. I think they are RIGHT on the bubble as we speak. They could be the first team out or last team in. A win in Chapel Hill on Sunday could do the trick. If the Terps finish with 9 or 10 league wins, including a win at UNC they should make it. Prediction: IN

So, in the end the ACC is looking at getting anywhere from 2 to 5 teams in the dance. when its all said and done I’ll say they get four in. Regardless, what a bad year for the most storied conference in the sport.

TZ
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taylorz@wfnz.com

 

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