Thursday ACCT Seeding Watch

With only one game left for State, it appears the Pack can still be seeded anywhere between 3rd-5th for the ACC Tournament. The 3rd or 4th seed is uber-important because it’s unlikely any team will win four games in four days (it’s never been done in the ACC). So, starting on Friday matters.

Obviously, upsets happen (see: Georgia Tech’s tip-in winner over Miami last night), but Saturday chalk is 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3. Most likely, Miami will be one and Duke two. Carolina has secured at least a four, so they are guaranteed a bye to Friday.

Here are the apparent scenarios for State:

State will be the 3rd seed if:
NCSU wins out AND Virginia finishes 1-1 (or 0-2) AND UNC loses to Duke

State will be the 4th seed if:
NCSU wins out AND UVA finishes 1-1 (or 0-2) AND UNC beats 2-0

State will be the 5th seed if:
None of the above happens.

So right now, tonight, you should all be rooting for Florida State.

This is also being discussed over on the upgrade-in-progress SFN Forums.

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70 Responses to Thursday ACCT Seeding Watch

  1. Pack78 03/07/2013 at 8:56 PM #

    GO Noles! Pack controls our destiny!

  2. Wufpacker 03/07/2013 at 8:57 PM #

    As much as I hate the phrase “control our own fate”, we now do.

    Now let the arguing begin whether we want Duke or Carolina to win their game (assuming we take care of business in Tallahassee).

  3. ADVENTUROO 03/07/2013 at 8:58 PM #

    WELL NOW….

    It would appear that we are AGAIN in control of our destiny.

    Win in Talla…..whatever over FSU and get Thursday OFF….

    Where do I call to have all the bars open and that all drinks for the FSU team, managers, members, hanger ons, boy/girl friends, parents, etc.

    WOW……what a GAME…

    My hat is off to Tony Haynes for calling this!

  4. WeAreCured 03/07/2013 at 8:58 PM #

    ‘Noles looked good at home. Take care of your business Pack!

  5. TeufelWolf 03/07/2013 at 8:59 PM #

    Thanks Noles, now we have to kill you!

  6. MrPlywood 03/07/2013 at 9:00 PM #

    I thought UVA would go 1-1, but thought it would be MD shutting them down. Maybe the Hoos just give up now that their NCAA chances are shot and finish 0-2.

  7. Rick 03/07/2013 at 9:02 PM #

    i prefer a 4 seed

  8. Wufpacker 03/07/2013 at 9:02 PM #

    “Thanks Noles, now we have to kill you!”


  9. Wufpacker 03/07/2013 at 9:03 PM #

    Agreed Rick, but not sure if I prefer it enough to be able to pull for those bastards. Easier to pull for the other bastards and say we finished 3rd and hope for the best.

  10. JeremyH 03/07/2013 at 9:03 PM #

    UVA goes down. The world makes sense again. Finally we control our own destiny and have a very meaningful game on Saturday. What a tough, tough game to finish the season on, FSU is playing for their NCAA lives trying to climb onto the bubble.

  11. saigonwolf 03/07/2013 at 9:04 PM #

    Even though the best we can do now is a tie for 3rd, and the 4th seed, given that we must beat the Noles Saturday, nothing would please me more than a Dook win this weekend to keep those baby blue fans quiet about finishing “ahead” of us in the standings.

  12. tractor57 03/07/2013 at 9:09 PM #

    In my view finishing 4th or better is the aim.
    Go Pack!

  13. JeremyH 03/07/2013 at 9:09 PM #

    We’re number #4! We’re number #4!

  14. CaptainCraptacular 03/07/2013 at 9:14 PM #

    If we win on Saturday and Carolina is beaten by Duke… We get the 3rd seed……. or am I figuring that wrong?

  15. LifeLongWolf 03/07/2013 at 9:15 PM #

    We ain’t 4th … yet.

  16. Wufpacker 03/07/2013 at 9:17 PM #

    That’s my understanding as well Cap’n.

  17. JeremyH 03/07/2013 at 9:18 PM #

    Right..right now we’re #4. : )

    We’re not out of the woods yet. If we lose Saturday and and UVA wins Saturday then its back to a Thursday game.

  18. Rochester 03/07/2013 at 9:18 PM #

    FSU’s defense looked strong tonight most of the time, but it’s a lot easier against a team with one key scorer (Harris). Mitchell can do some damage as well, but Evans is so brutal FSU didn’t have to guard him unless he drove the lane. They won’t have that luxury against us unless we put Vandy in to run the point.

    We have to show up to play Saturday, but I have a hunch we will.

  19. TLeo 03/07/2013 at 9:20 PM #

    We got the help we needed so now it’s all up to this team to take care of business and nail down no worse than the 4 seed by beating FSU.

  20. packalum44 03/07/2013 at 9:20 PM #

    I think all Wolfpack fans should take solace in the fact that the UVA / Tony Bennet paradigm appears to be what it always was for us.

    – Using marginal talent and nonathletic players, set expectations low for your boss and fan base.
    – Slow down the game. (Fewer possessions mitigates the # of opportunities for superior talent to score.)
    – Play weak schedules to inflate your record. (Harder to get fired with “20 win” seasons.)
    – Bubble team status in a “good” year.

  21. JeremyH 03/07/2013 at 9:22 PM #

    I heard that Vandy is not afraid to shoot it.

    “I think all Wolfpack fans should take solace in the fact that the UVA / Tony Bennet paradigm appears to be what it always was for us.”

    I love that song he does “The way you look tonight.”. Just marvelous.

  22. MrPlywood 03/07/2013 at 9:25 PM #

    Agreed 44. As said before, some of the games this season have been frustrating, but it’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed watching a Wolfpack team this much. When they are running they are really fun to watch.

  23. MrPlywood 03/07/2013 at 9:27 PM #

    “I love that song he does “The way you look tonight.”. Just marvelous.”

    How about his most recent hit, “I Left My Heart in Tallahassee”?

  24. Wufpacker 03/07/2013 at 9:27 PM #

    “I love that song he does “The way you look tonight.”. Just marvelous.”

    I thought that was Sinatra.

    I think Plywood’s got it tho, as I believe TB did the SF tune.

  25. bill.onthebeach 03/07/2013 at 9:53 PM #

    … could somebody please update those spreadsheets and confirm that after the NOLES victory over the Hoos tonight…we can now finish no lower than 3 or 4…. as long as we beat the Noles on Saturday….

    … the difference being whether or not UNx beats Dook…

    …which means those who think we would better off with the 4th seed…. MUST pull for UNx…. over Dook….

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