Rooting Guide for Saturday
As of Saturday morning Lundardi says we are in and Bracketology 101 says we are out. As I tweeted yesterday, I think we are in. Only three ACC teams with 9 conference wins have ever been shut out of the tournament. Now with the field expanded to 68, I still think 9 ACC wins, a win over Texas A&M and some other decent wins on our resume will be enough. But you can never be too careful. Here are your new favorite teams for Saturday. If the following win, our chances improve.
Harvard. Our loss to the Crimson becomes less of a black mark if they are the conference champions. Plus it gives our RPI a little boost.
UTEP. We are vying for a bid against their opponent -- Memphis.
Kentucky. Alabama is on the bubble. Knocking Kentucky off gets them in.
Michigan State. The Spartans are probably in. If they lose today they will give life to Penn State (another bubble team).
I imagine that Virginia Tech and Clemson are already in, so there is not much we can do there.