Bracketology: Disastrous mid-week for ACC bubble teams

acc basketballIdeally, if you’re the ACC, N.C. State beats Duke, Notre Dame upsets Florida State, Clemson takes care of business at Virginia Tech.

Yeah, none of that happened.

Syracuse did handle Boston College, so, Jim Boeheim, again, living on the edge.

I still think, where we are now, that we’re looking at the ACC just getting four.

Here’s the latest.

N.C. State (18-12, 9-10 ACC)

NET: 59 KenPom: 55 KPI: 51 Sagarin: 58 ESPN BPI: 48 ESPN SOR: 57
AVG RATING: 54.7 (+4.2 since Monday)
Q1: 4-4 Q2: 4-5 Q3: 4-2 Q4: 6-0
Road: 5-7
Team Rankings Bracket Projection: N/A (bid probability: 21%)
Update: Still getting some love from the celebrity bracketologists, but I don’t see it.
Up Next: Wake Forest (Friday)

Syracuse (17-13, 10-9 ACC)

NET: 66 KenPom: 54 KPI: 65 Sagarin: 60 ESPN BPI: 50 ESPN SOR: 74
AVG RATING: 61.5 (+5.0 since Monday)
Q1: 3-5 Q2: 3-6 Q3: 5-2 Q4: 6-0
Road: 6-4
Team Rankings Bracket Projection: N/A (bid probability: 2%)
Update: 
Greensboro or bust.
Up Next: 
Miami (Saturday)

Notre Dame (18-12, 9-10 ACC)

NET: 58 KenPom: 61 KPI: 80 Sagarin: 50 ESPN BPI: 60 ESPN SOR: 66
AVG RATING: 62.5 (+1.2 since Monday)
Q1: 2-7 Q2: 2-4 Q3: 7-1 Q4: 7-0
Road: 4-7
Team Rankings Bracket Proejction: N/A (bid probability: 2%)
Update: The FSU loss was devastating.
Up Next: Virginia Tech (Saturday)

Clemson (15-14, 9-10 ACC)

NET: 81 KenPom: 70 KPI: 63 Sagarin: 67 ESPN BPI: 67 ESPN SOR: 73
AVG RATING: 
70.1 (+6.6 since Monday)
Q1: 3-7 Q2: 5-5 Q3: 3-2 Q4: 4-0
Road: 3-8
Team Rankings Bracket Projection: N/A (bid probability: 7%)
Update: 
No way in heck.
Up Next: 
Georgia Tech (Friday)

Story by Chris Graham


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