The Washington Times - April 22, 2011, 02:48PM

The ACC lacrosse tournament begins a little later this afternoon.

Duke’s the No. 1 seed, and recent history suggests that works out pretty well for the Blue Devils.

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Virginia is the No. 4 seed, and that’s fairly unfamiliar territory for the Cavaliers.

Maryland as a No. 3? That’s not-so-uncommon.

A rundown of how each of the four schools has done in the previous 22 tournaments when starting from the same place.

No. 1 DUKE (6-2)

1999: Runner-up (1-1)
2005: Runner-up (1-1)
2007: Champion (2-0)
2008: Champion (2-0)

No. 2 NORTH CAROLINA (8-2)

1989: Champion (2-0)
1990: Champion (2-0)
1993: Champion (2-0)
1994: Champion (2-0)
2004: Semifinals (0-1)
2010: Semifinals (0-1)

No. 3 MARYLAND (5-9)

1990: Semifinals (0-1)
1991: Runner-up (1-1)
1994: Semifinals (0-1)
1997: Semifinals (0-1)
1999: Semifinals (0-1)
2000: Runner-up (1-1)
2002: Semifinals (0-1)
2005: Champion (2-0)
2007: Semifinals (0-1)
2010: Runner-up (1-1)

No. 4 VIRGINIA (0-2)

1992: Semifinals (0-1)
2001: Semifinals (0-1)

Patrick Stevens