How high can Miami Hurricanes finish in ACC Bracketology?

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 31: Injured guard Bruce Brown Jr.
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Where the Miami Hurricanes seeding is in the NCAA Tournament will be greatly influenced by how they finish in the ACC regular season and tournament.

The Miami Hurricanes win over Notre Dame on Monday night put them back in position to receive one of the ACC’s top seeds in next month’s conference tournament in Brooklyn. Louisville’s loss to Duke to last night dropped the Cardinals into a three-way tie for seventh with Florida State and the Hurricanes.

Miami holds the tiebreaker for the seventh seed. They split with Florida State and defeated Louisville. The Cardinals defeated the Seminoles. That would put the Canes seventh, Louisville eighth and Florida State ninth. Syracuse who holds the tiebreaker with Miami is just one game behind.

As it stands now Syracuse would have to play a first-round game against winless in the ACC and last place Pittsburgh. Florida State and Louisville would get a first-round bye and play each other in the second round.

The Hurricanes, Cardinals and Seminoles are all just one game behind Clemson, Virginia Tech and North Carolina State for fourth in the conference. The Hurricanes hold the tiebreaker with the Wolfpack, but not the Tigers.

Miami currently holds the tiebreaker with Virginia Tech having won in Blacksburg earlier this month. The Hokies visit Miami in the last game of the regular season next week.

Finishing fourth in the conference means a double bye into the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. A fifth or sixth place finish means a bye into the second round.