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ACC Tourney Lunacy (Part II)

Posted by cuorange on May 21, 2009

OK, so I ranted the other day on a pretty minor point, basically Clemson losing an off day in the tourney because the conference wanted UNC-Duke to play in the night game Wednesday.  Fine.  But it gets stranger and stranger the deeper you dig. 

Here’s a few facts:

  1. With their win over Georgia Tech Wednesday and a win this afternoon, Miami will already be in the championship game before the Tigers ever see the field.  Theoretically, Miami can rest their pitching staff on Friday under this scenario while Clemson won’t have that option (see below).
  2. With UNC’s victory over Duke last night, Clemson will have to win three straight games regardless of what happens in the other games to advance to the championship. 
  3. But the topper is that Miami could actually eliminate themselves with a victory over BC if  Florida State beats BC Wednesday  (they did) and then Miami Thursday afternoon. The Hurricanes will accomplish this feat by beating BC on Friday and if Pool A ends in a three way tie because the tiebreaker is the higher seeded team (Florida State).  Even though Miami will have the same 2-1 record as Florida State and a victory over Georgia Tech and even though Georgia Tech will also be 2-1 with a victory over Florida State.  Florida State gets the nod because of seeding.

 Can anyone say Big 12 Football Three Way Tie?

Thanks to Will Vandervort of for pointing out the craziness that the ACC baseball tournament has become in the name of the almighty TV dollar.


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