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Saturday, November 22, 2008


Tech still controls its own destiny?!?

With the Miami loss causing another bunching atop the Coastal (read as everyone but Duke is tied), I decided to check on the tiebreaker.

Excerpting the relevant parts:

Two-Team Tie

1. Head-to-head competition between the two tied teams
2. Records of the tied teams within the division.

Three (or More) Team Tie
(Once tie has been reduced to two teams, the two-team tiebreaker format is
1. Combined head-to-head record among the tied teams
2. Records of the tied teams within the division.

Here's the current ACC records of the 5 (!?) currently tied teams:

Georgia Tech 5-3
Miami 4-3
North Carolina 3-3
Virginia Tech 3-3
Virginia 3-3
Georgia Tech is already done with ACC play, so they're assured a least a tie for first. However, they lost to VT head to head, so in a 2-team tie, VT wins.

Now here's the records within the division

Virginia Tech 3-1 (L=Miami)
Miami 3-2 (L = UNC, GT)
North Carolina 3-2 (L = VT, UVA)
Virginia 3-2 (L=Duke, Miami)
Georgia Tech 3-3 (L = VT, UVA, UNC)

So currently, if VT wins out (beating Duke and UVA for 5-1 in division), VT will have the best in-division record and will win the 2nd multi-team tie-breaker outright and holds the head-to-head if only GT and VT end up with 2 losses. But if VT loses, it's all over as GT is already done.

And if VT wins out, they could play MD, FSU, BC, or WF depending on how their last two games play out.

Parity / Mediocrity - it's FANtastic.

UVA and UNC just lost. So it's now a 3-way circle of death between Miami, GT, and VT.


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