Dangerous Hoos Yearn For A Shot At The ’23 NCAA’s


Let’s be honest. When it comes to the ACC, it’s not only Virginia that presents a dangerous challenge for their opponents come March Madness. As the clock rapidly unwinds the regular season, conference teams have to prepare for the gauntlet that awaits in Greensboro. For a handful, a good run there may be the difference between an NCAA bid, another post-season tournament or simply hanging up their shoes.

When it comes to ranked teams, the ACC started off on the right foot and then someone tossed a banana peel onto the court. As you’ll see in a moment the conference that started out with the top ranked team in the nation is now looking at that same team barely squeezing out a spot in the NCAA’s. It’s somewhat difficult to comprehend.

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Even Virginia, a team that has managed to wrest control of the conference away from Clemson and then Pitt has been spotty at times. Nonetheless, a win is a win is a win. Both the Hoos and Canes have fought their way to top of the ACC and held on. The remaining regular season games present a number of potentially dangerous challenges for both teams.

  • Miami @ Virginia Tech
  • Virginia @ Boston College
  • Florida State @ Miami
  • Virginia @ North Carolina
  • Clemson @ Virginia
  • Louisville @ Virginia
  • Pitt @ Miami




The NCAA Top 16 Committee has Virginia at number ten in their latest release making them the sole ACC team in those rankings. When it comes to how conference teams are performing in the NCAA NET Rankings, well it’s not the prettiest of pictures.

  • 16 Virginia
  • 26 Duke
  • 31 Miami
  • 36 NC State
  • 48 North Carolina
  • 50 Pitt
  • 63 Virginia Tech

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These numbers help us transition over into the latest from Jason Carmello at Big Underdog. How are ACC teams stacking up in his latest 2023 NCAA Tournament Bracketology? What are their strengths and weaknesses? Are they dangerous? Be sure to check out the latest news and notes from Carmello.

  • 3 Seed – Virginia
  • 5 Seed – Miami
  • 8 Seed – Duke
  • 8 Seed – NC State
  • 9 Seed – Pitt

First Four Out – North Carolina. Next Four Out – Clemson and Wake Forest.