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What are Va. Tech's NCAA tournament chances?

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg has said he has no time to worry about the NCAA tournament while it's still January. He said he would not be able to coach his team, recruit and take care of the day-to-day business necessary if he sat around drawing up brackets.

Lucky for you, projecting the tournament field is part of the job description for The Post's Eric Prisbell.

Prisbell's new blog, The 65, takes a daily look at bracketology. And each Wednesday, he will be examining the Hokies' chances. Here's the first installment.

The verdict: Virginia Tech is currently in the tournament conversation but will need to score some marquee wins to stay there. The Hokies (12-2, 0-1 ACC) take on No. 23 Miami (15-1, 1-1) on Wednesday night.

By Mark Viera  |  January 13, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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Assuming that VT wins its final OOC game against NC Central to go 13-1 in the OOC portion of the schedule, I think if they can just manage to go 8-8 in ACC play, a 20-10 regular season record would give them a pretty good chance at getting into the NCAA tournament, especially if they can then win at least one game in the ACC tournament. Under those circumstances, I'd give VT about a 70% chance of getting into the tourney.

But if they can manage to go 9-7 or better in ACC play, then I really can't see how they could possibly be left out.

Posted by: danram | January 13, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

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