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An ACC Tournament Bracket

Who would win an ACC tournament in football? Start it next week, invite all 12 teams. Play it in a neutral site conducive to everyone. Oh, say, Tempe. And we’ll stay four weekends to watch it play out. I started thinking about this because NC State might be the hottest team in the league right now. Three straight wins and nearly a fourth straight on Oct. 25 at Maryland.

I ranked all the teams No. 1 through 12 based on computer ratings in Kenneth Massey’s ratings, which are used in the BCS formula. Then I simply seeded the teams 1 through 12. I list the seed along with the Massey Rating in parenthesis.

FIRST ROUND

Game 1: No. 8 Clemson (31) vs. No. 9 Maryland (32)
Game 2: No. 5 Virginia Tech (25) vs. No. 12 Duke (52)
Game 3: No. 6 North Carolina (26) vs. No. 11 North Carolina State (42)
Game 4: No. 7 Wake Forest (30) vs. No. 10 Virginia (39)

SECOND ROUND

No. 1 Florida State (16) vs. Game 1 Winner
No. 4 Miami (22) vs. Game 2 Winner
No. 3 Boston College (19) vs. Game 3 Winner
No. 2 Georgia Tech (18) vs. Game 4 Winner

I have the Wolfpack edging Georgia Tech to make the final against Florida State. Should I do double elimination? We can all stay in Tempe for six weeks.

Seriously, though, who would win an ACC tournament staged right now? Your money would be on whom?

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 25, 2008; 10:07 AM ET
Categories:  Football  
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Comments

This is pretty ridiculous, but I wouldn't bet against the Terps if you gave 'em the 12th seed!

Posted by: ripdeez_2000 | November 25, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Maryland 9th in the ACC? Hah! This is actually pretty funny, considering a week ago we were all making plans to go to the Orange Bowl. Put Maryland in top 5 of ACC, but I would take FSU to win an acc tourney this year.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 25, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

yeah you got md behind 3 teams theyve beaten...and that will be 4 after this weekend...

i think you need to do this next when when the season is actually over...

and just make sure you put md in a bracket that has them playing only ranked teams to get to the end...and then i will take the terps!!! otherwise i have them going down...

too bad wake couldnt hold on against bc...then we'd still have a shot...argh!!!

Posted by: deadskin | November 25, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

This is rediculous. Maryland beat UNC and Wake Forest, yet you've placed them behind both. Tell me, have either of those teams beaten four teams ranked in the top 25?? The answer is clearly no.

I understand that the Terps season has had ups and downs. However, that can be said of EVERY ACC team. Look how badly UNC was beaten by NCSU this past weekend. Wake has some pretty ugly losses and was dominated by Maryland.

Having lived in NC for the past 12 years, I would read local papers that were totally biased in their sutpport of the area colleges. Not the Post, we go out of our way to make sure that we show no local preference.

Gary Williams complains about this all of the time, four teams from NC another from SC. The media covering the ACC tends to have a geographical bias against UMD. You are only helping their cause.

Posted by: jcyr4 | November 25, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Literacy apparently seems to be a dying skill on this website...

"I ranked all the teams No. 1 through 12 based on computer ratings in Kenneth Massey’s ratings, which are used in the BCS formula. Then I simply seeded the teams 1 through 12. I list the seed along with the Massey Rating in parenthesis."

That said, "you suck Prisbell!"

All kidding aside I could see MD getting up to play and beat FSU the second time around and then lose a clunker to the Miami/VT winner. Lets go with Miami. I think I like Georgia Tech in the other side and we all saw the GT/Miami result last week... which in the up and down ACC means Miami woudl win the rematch. Well done Hurricanes!

Posted by: Lee26 | November 25, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

"I ranked all the teams No. 1 through 12 based on computer ratings in Kenneth Massey’s ratings, which are used in the BCS formula. Then I simply seeded the teams 1 through 12. I list the seed along with the Massey Rating in parenthesis."

Awesome job with the reading comprehension, fellas.

Posted by: SnorlaxMcSoggybottom | November 25, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Sadly to say because I am a Terps fan, my money would be on either Wake, BC, or VT winning it. We lost to one, suprisingly shutout one, and gonna lose to the other this weekend.

Posted by: ejharrisjr40 | November 25, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Let's see who's won the most ACC championships since the inception of the championship game, also the same team that's played in the most ACC championship games... the team with best road record in the conference since joining the league... the only team besides USC to win 10 games each of the last four years... the clear favorites are the VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES!!! duh

Posted by: ZeroHero0 | November 25, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

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