With four conference games remaining, Florida State, Duke and North
Carolina have clearly separated themselves at the top of the ACC. All
three teams are 10-2, and all will be vying during the next week and a
half to secure the top seed in the conference basketball tournament. The Tar Heels,
though, have the most difficult road.
A look at the remaining schedules for each team:
- UNC: at N.C. State, at Virginia, Maryland, at Duke
- Duke: at Florida State, Virginia Tech, at Wake Forest, UNC
- Florida State: Duke, at Miami, at Virginia, Clemson
The “easiest” way for North Carolina to win the regular-season title: Duke beats Florida State on Thursday, and then defeats the Hokies and Demon Deacons. Then UNC wins its next three, setting up a Duke-UNC regular-season finale for first place. It’d be fun.
-- Andrew Carter