Quadrant 1 Victories, and The Uniqueness of Tyrece Radford

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Virginia Tech cheerleaders fly high during halftime of Virginia Tech’s win over NC State on January 11. (Jon Fleming) 

Today I want to focus on Virginia Tech’s current Quadrant 1 wins, their future opportunities for Quadrant 1 wins, and the unique play of redshirt freshman guard Tyrece Radford. 

A Down ACC: A Gift and A Curse

As of Tuesday afternoon, here’s where ACC teams rank in the NET…

No. 6 Duke
No. 10 Louisville
No. 13 FSU
No. 44 Virginia Tech
No. 46 NC State
No. 63 UVA
No. 69 Pitt
No. 70 Syracuse
No. 74 Notre Dame
No. 75 Clemson
No. 87 Miami
No. 96 Georgia Tech
No. 109 Wake Forest
No. 120 North Carolina
No. 169 Boston College

Virginia Tech only had one Quadrant 1 win (Michigan State) before this past weekend.  Now, as of the time of this writing on Tuesday afternoon, they have three. 

In case you were wondering, a Quadrant 1 win can come from any of the following…

A win over a top 35 team at home
A win over a top 50 team on a neutral