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Updated projected ACC tournament bracket

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Florida State now controls its own destiny atop the league standings.

Wake Forest v North Carolina State Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Duke’s stunning double overtime loss at Wake Forest Tuesday night shook things up a little bit in the ACC.

Here’s how the league tournament would look if it began today:

First round: Tuesday, March 10

No. 12 Pitt vs. No. 13 Miami, 2 p.m.

No. 10 Boston College vs. No. 15 North Carolina, 4:30 p.m.

No. 11 Virginia Tech vs. No. 14 Wake Forest, 7 p.m.

Second round: Wednesday, March 11

No. 8 Clemson vs. No. 9 NC State, Noon

Game 1 winner vs. No. 5 Syracuse, 2 p.m.

Game 2 winner vs. No. 7 Georgia Tech, 7 p.m.

Game 3 winner vs. No. 6 Notre Dame, 9 p.m.

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 12

No. 1 Florida State vs. Game 4 winner, 12:30 p.m.

No. 4 Virginia vs. Game 5 winner, 2:30 p.m.

No. 2 Lousville vs. Game 6 winner, 7 p.m.

No. 3 Duke vs. Game 7 winner, 9 p.m.

Semifinals: Friday, March 13

Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 7 p.m.

Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 9 p.m.

Championship: Saturday, March 14

Game 12 winner vs. Game 13 winner, 8:30 p.m.


—Duke’s loss to Wake Forest Tuesday night means Florida State is alone in first place and controls its own destiny in the ACC race. If the Seminoles win their final three regular season games, they will be the No. 1 seed in this tournament.

—Louisville owns a half-game advantage over Duke in the league standings. The Cardinals also own the head-to-head tiebreaker.

—Notre Dame and Syracuse have matching 8-8 league records at the moment. The two teams split their head-to-head series, but the Orange get the No. 5 seed by virtue of their win over Virginia.

—Georgia Tech, NC State and Clemson are all tied for the 7-seed with an 8-9 record. The Yellow Jackets win the mini-conference with a 2-0 record. Clemson and NC State split their season series and are both 1-2 in the mini-conference. The Tigers earn the 8-seed by virtue of their win over Louisville.

—Georgia Tech was initially banned from the postseason by the NCAA, but the Yellow Jackets are appealing the punishment, making them currently eligible. If the NCAA doesn’t release a ruling before the start of the ACC tournament, Tech will participate in the festivities.

—Virginia Tech is a half-game behind Boston College for 10th place and a half game ahead of Pittsburgh and Miami. The Hokies host Virginia Wednesday night.

—Pitt and Miami split their regular season series. The Panthers earn the No. 12 seed by virtue of their win over Florida State.

—Louisville is the only team in the conference that has already played 18 games. They’ll be joined by Boston College and Pitt Wednesday night.