Well make it TWO losses in a row for the Blue Devils from Durham. Have I ever mentioned on this blog how much I love ACC basketball? Because I do, I really really do. After being tripped up by NC State on Sunday and now Wake Forest Coach K and his girls must be pretty upset. Then of course there is Clemson’s win over NC State tonight. The Clemson Tigers will write this season down in their record book as being a huge success. I mean seriously. How often do the Tigers beat two Top 25 teams in a period of just over two weeks? Sure, they only have 3 ACC wins over all, but they’re 10-13 overall.
It’s not too soon to start talking about the NCAA bracket either my friends. Most experts agree that the ACC will place 7 (yes thats SEVEN) out of our 9 team lineup in the big dance. Basing it off the RPI as well as my personal opinion, it breaks down like this.
Duke will undoubtedly get another #1 seed. Following in order of where they will be seeded are: NC State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Maryland, and finally Florida State. Call me crazy, but at this point, I see it likely that the ACC might even place an 8th team. If Clemson can win a few more games, I feel like they might have a legitimate shot. An additional pair of ACC wins would probably do the trick. Accordting to CollegeRPI.com, Clemson has the 4th toughest schedule in the nation, just one spot behind Carolina. They’ll definitely have to win the majority of their remaining games to get their win percentage up, but I’m just saying I think it could happen.
Could be interesting season finale for sure. Of course that will all effect the ACC bracket as well, which could end up being key to NCAA tournament placing.