Clemson lost by 12 to Virginia Tech, falling to 9-10 in league play. Notre Dame also lost — narrowly — to Florida State to also drop to 9-10.
So with one game left for everyone, here’s how it looks for SU (removing Georgia Tech):
5. Syracuse (10-9) — at Miami (6-12) on Saturday
6. NC State (9-10) — Wake Forest (6-13) on Friday
7. Notre Dame (9-10) — Virginia Tech (7-12) on Saturday
8. Clemson (9-10) — Georgia Tech (10-9) on Friday
Same tiebreakers as Wednesday still apply, to some extent, though Syracuse is now in complete control of their own destiny. A win means they’re the fifth seed. A loss could open up other possibilities.
They lose one-on-one tiebreakers to NC State and Clemson due to head-to-head losses to each. The Orange would have the advantage over Notre Dame, courtesy of a win over Virginia — though that tiebreaker almost disappeared tonight before the ‘Noles came back to beat the Irish.
A four-way tie still knocks SU down to eighth. We probably don’t want to be there, as it creates a potential quarterfinal matchup with Louisville or FSU. Fifth place could also be tough if UNC advances past round one (though a quarterfinal matchup with Virginia or Duke would be preferred id we can get past them).
More to come this weekend.