Oh, it could have been so easy.
Toss two teams out, have one leave with a ticket to Tampa. Sounded fun.
Then Boston College went and spoiled everything.
So instead of a winner-take-all showdown that’s definite on Saturday, there’s just a meaningful game.
Or it could be winner-take-all, if Boston College loses to Wake Forest in the hours leading into the Florida State-Maryland tussle.
The Atlantic Division has only three games that matter remaining (Maryland-Florida State, Maryland-Boston College and Boston College-Wake). And since two times two times two equals eight, there are a limited number of scenarios left.
In four of them, Maryland wins; in two, it is Boston College. Both Florida State and Wake Forest still have a path to a title.
And here they are, including a corrected version of an earlier miscue (*-based on division record):
|Maryland||Maryland||Boston College||Maryland (6-2)|
|Maryland||Maryland||Wake Forest||Maryland (6-2)|
|Maryland||Boston College||Wake Forest||Maryland (5-3)|
|Maryland||Boston College||Boston College||Boston College (5-3)|
|Florida State||Boston College||Boston College||Boston College (5-3)|
|Florida State||Boston College||Wake Forest||Wake Forest (5-3)|
|Florida State||Maryland||Boston College||Florida State (5-3)|
|Florida State ||Maryland||Wake Forest||Maryland (5-3)*|