ACC STANDINGS AND SCENARIOS
Louisville softball wraps up the regular season at Florida State this weekend. If you're trying to avoid the Derby crowds and traffic, getting the heck out of town is a smart move.
While Daryl will preview the actual series tomorrow, we'll took at look at the current ACC standings and the possible scenarios for the final standings. Spoiler: Louisville could actually win the ACC.
The current standings are:
Florida State 19-2 .905
Louisville 16-4 .800
Duke 19-5 .792
Clemson 18-6 .750
Virginia Tech 14-10 .583
North Carolina 13-10 .565
Notre Dame 11-12-1 .479
Syracuse 7-12-1 .375
Virginia 8-16 .333
Georgia Tech 7-17 .292
NC State 6-15 .286
Pitt 3-17 .150
Boston College 3-18 .143
While many of the teams in the ACC have concluded their respective seasons, there's a few games left to be played this weekend. Boston College visits Syracuse, NC State visits Pitt, and Louisville visits Florida State.
Only 10 teams make the ACC Tournament, which means three teams will be on the outside looking in. While the ACC has 15 total schools, Miami and Wake Forest currently do not have softball.
Louisville is already a lock for the ACC Tournament and has earned a top-four seed and a first-round bye.
1) If the Cards sweep Florida State then Louisville would win the ACC.
2) If Louisville wins two of the three games then the Cards would finish third with Duke moving up to second.
3) If Louisville wins one and loses two or gets swept then they drop down to fourth with both Duke and Clemson moving up.
The last time Louisville was in the top four in the conference was in 2017. The 2017 roster was loaded with talent such as Maryssa Becker, Megan Hensley, Nicole Pufahl, Jordan McNary, Sidney Melton, and Celene Funke among several others.
If Louisville wins at least one more game, they'll match their 36-win total from 2016.
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Happy Thursday and Go Cards!