Maryland is easily the beneficiary of all this (besides Florida State, which locked up a first-round bye with its victory), securing the No. 7 seed and a place as far away from Jack McClinton as possible.
If North Carolina wins today, it means the Tar Heels are far, far away as well. That’s probably not a bad thing, either.
Meanwhile, Boston College-Virginia will shatter attendance records in the Thursday finale. By that, I mean there will be a record number of people either fleeing or ignoring that portion of the tournament altogether. Seriously; how empty will the Georgia Dome be for Maryland-N.C. State and BC-Virginia? It’s a scary thought.
So here’s how things stand entering the final two games of the regular season later this afternoon:
4. Florida State
6. Boston College
8. Virginia Tech
10. N.C. State
12. Georgia Tech
– Patrick Stevens