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Crowning an ACC Atlantic Division champion 128 different ways

By Eric Prisbell

If you want the complete list of 128 different ways to crown an Atlantic Division champion, check it out here. Patrick Stevens figured it out in his down time.

There are 31 scenarios that enable Maryland to claim the division title, and all except one require the Terrapins to beat Florida State in their prime-time Nov. 20 game that will be televised on ABC. The one that does not is the so-called doomsday permutation that would break a three-way tie among Maryland, North Carolina State and Florida State one of two ways: with the Bowl Championship Series ratings or, more inexplicably, with essentially a random drawing out of a hat.

“Wow, that’s crazy,” wide receiver Torrey Smith said. “With our luck this year, we might actually get our name drawn if it actually went down to that. If it were last year, they’d probably pull it out in flames or our name wouldn’t even be in there. Hopefully it doesn’t get down to that.”

By Eric Prisbell  | November 9, 2010; 4:34 PM ET
Categories:  Football  
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Comments

Win out, and there are no worries. I would actually like to see FSU take out Clemson Saturday so the Terps have a few bit more wiggle room. An FSU loss on Sunday creates a nightmare senario of tiebreakers, and the possibility of a 4-loss team making the conference championship. Even if it were Maryland, I would really feel ashamed to travel to Charlotte for that game with 4 losses.

Posted by: Russtinator | November 9, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Winning out starts with beating the Wahoos. So beat the stinking Wahoos.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | November 9, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Exactly, win out and the other 127 permutations become moot.

Posted by: CapsNut | November 9, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

On a basketball note: Terps game vs. College of Charleston is on ESPNU at 7pm tonight.

Posted by: fushezzi | November 10, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Just win every game. That's you need.
Of course, if we lose to UVA, then we don't deserve to go to Charlotte.

Posted by: ecglotfelty | November 10, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Anyone going to the UVA game? We need as much Terp support there as possible.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 10, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

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