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ACC tournament scenarios (updated again)

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For Maryland fans, things are pretty simple.

If Virginia Tech wins at Florida State tomorrow, the Terps are the No. 8 seed and get to face a desperate Jack McClinton-led Miami squad. Ruh-roh.

If the Hokies lose, Maryland is the No. 7 seed and plays N.C. State at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Pretty simple. Finally.

Here’s the full rundown:

NORTH CAROLINA (26-3, 12-3)

* Will be the No. 1 seed with a victory over Duke

* Will be the No. 1 seed with a loss to Duke AND a Wake Forest loss.

If there is a tie between Wake Forest and Clemson for third place, North Carolina (1-1) will hold a better record against those teams than Duke (1-2).

If there is a tie between Wake Forest, Clemson and Florida State for third place, North Carolina (2-1) will hold a better record against those teams than Duke (3-2).

* Will be the No. 2 seed with a loss to Duke AND a Wake Forest win to clinch third place; Duke was 1-1 against Wake Forest, while North Carolina was 0-1.

DUKE (25-5, 11-4)

* Will be the No. 1 seed with a win at North Carolina AND a Wake Forest win; Duke was 1-1 against Wake Forest, while North Carolina was 0-1.

* Will be the No. 2 seed with a win at North Carolina AND a Wake Forest loss (see above in North Carolina section).

* Will be the No. 2 seed with a loss at North Carolina AND a Wake Forest loss.

* Will be the No. 3 seed with a loss at North Carolina AND a Wake Forest win; the teams split two regular-season games, and Wake Forest will take the No. 2 seed by virtue of going 1-0 against North Carolina while Duke went 0-2.

WAKE FOREST (23-5, 10-5)

* Will be the No. 2 seed with a win over Clemson AND a Duke loss to North Carolina; the teams split two regular-season games, and Wake Forest will take the No. 2 seed by virtue of the “best victory” tiebreak (North Carolina).

* Will be the No. 3 seed with a win over Clemson AND a Duke win at North Carolina.

* Will be the No. 3 seed in the case with a loss to Clemson AND a Florida State loss to Virginia Tech. Wake Forest will either own the best victory (North Carolina) or a 2-1 record against North Carolina and Duke compared to Clemson’s 1-1 record against North Carolina and Duke.

* Will be the No. 3 seed in the case of a loss to Clemson AND a Florida State victory against Virginia Tech. In the three-team mini-group, Wake Forest (2-1) and Florida State (2-1) will best Clemson (1-3). Wake Forest will then best Florida State based on 86-63 victory on Feb. 14.

FLORIDA STATE (22-8, 9-6)

* Will be the No. 4 seed with a victory over Virginia Tech. Florida State loses all tiebreaks for the No. 3 seed to Wake Forest, but holds all head-to-head tiebreaks on Clemson based on regular-season sweep.

* Will be the No. 4 seed with a loss to Virginia Tech AND a Clemson loss at Wake Forest

* Will be the No. 6 seed with a loss to Virginia Tech AND a Clemson win at Wake Forest. Boston College would win head-to-head tiebreak based on 72-67 victory on Feb. 24.

CLEMSON (23-6, 9-6)

* Will be the No. 4 seed with a win at Wake Forest AND a Florida State loss to Virginia Tech.

* Will be the No. 5 seed with a win at Wake Forest AND a Florida State victory against Virginia Tech.

* Will be the No. 5 seed with a loss at Wake Forest AND a Florida State victory against Virginia Tech. Clemson holds head-to-head tiebreaker against Boston College based on 87-77 loss on Feb. 10.

* Will be the No. 6 seed with a loss at Wake Forest AND a Florida State loss against Virginia Tech.

BOSTON COLLEGE (21-10, 9-7)

* Boston College cannot be the No. 4 seed. In a three-way minigroup with Clemson and Florida State, Florida State (2-1) bests Boston College (1-1) and Clemson (1-2), leaving the Eagles as the No. 5 seed.

* Boston College will be the No. 5 seed with a Florida State loss to Virginia Tech.

* Boston College will be the No. 6 seed with a Florida State victory against Virginia Tech.

* Boston College would lose a head-to-head tiebreaker with Clemson based on an 87-77 loss on Feb. 10.

VIRGINIA TECH (17-12, 7-8)

* Will be the No. 7 seed with a victory over Florida State.

* Will be the No. 8 seed with a loss to Florida State. Virginia Tech loses the head-to-head tiebreak with Maryland based on 83-73 loss on Feb. 14. Virginia Tech wins all tiebreaks with Miami (see below).

MARYLAND (18-12, 7-9)

* Maryland will be the No. 7 seed with a Virginia Tech loss to Florida State.

* Maryland will be the No. 8 seed with a Virginia Tech victory against Florida State.

MIAMI (18-11, 7-9)

* Will be the No. 9 seed.

N.C. STATE (16-13, 6-10)

* Will be the No. 10 seed.

VIRGINIA (10-17, 4-12)

* Will be the No. 11 seed.

GEORGIA TECH (11-18, 2-14)

* Will be the No. 12 seed.

Patrick Stevens

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