We’re down to the last two weeks of ACC play, and with Virginia Tech in fourth place in the conference, fans are starting to ask: What are the Hokies’ chances for a double-bye (top 4) in this year’s ACC Tournament?
The 2019 ACC Tournament runs from Tuesday, March 12 to Saturday, March 16, and this is the breakdown for which teams get byes, and which ones don’t.
- Teams 10-15 play on Tuesday.
- Teams 5-9 get a bye and start play on Wednesday.
- Teams 1-4 get a double bye and start play on Thursday.
Here’s a look at the current ACC Standings:
Now here’s a look at the projected final ACC standings, per ESPN’s College Basketball Power Index (BPI).
The BPI predicts that Virginia, Duke and UNC — all currently 12-2 in conference play — will each finish with 15 to 16 wins in the ACC. That puts those three teams in a clear Tier 1, three wins ahead of the No. 4 team and beyond.
There is a group of five teams in Tier 2 (spots 4-8) that includes Florida State, Virginia Tech, NC State, Louisville, and Syracuse, all of which are predicted to win 10-12 games. Clemson, the No. 9 team, is predicted to win eight games and probably isn’t within reach of Tier 2.
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That means that the five teams listed above in Tier 2 are all battling for the No. 4 spot and a double bye. Let’s take a look at their schedules.
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That’s your handy rooting guide for the rest of the season, starting with Florida State hosting Notre Dame tonight. This should be a tight race for the middle of the pack the rest of the way.