Sadly, there will be no trainwreck scenario in the ACC (at least it is sad to those who like a measure of chaos with their college sports). There will be a clear-cut tiebreaker or outright winner in the Atlantic Division, and that will be that.
Clemson will also not be the Atlantic's representative after losing at Florida State. That further cuts down the scenarios left in the Atlantic, since Clemson's game against Wake Forest is now meaningless in the larger picture.
Still, things aren't entirely settled, and three games over the final two weeks will help decide things. The Coastal Division is still simple, with Virginia Tech needing one win over the last two weeks to clinch a spot in Charlotte for the Dec. 4 title game. Lose both, and Miami earns its first division title.
As for the Atlantic, here's what's left as Florida State (5-2 in the ACC), Maryland (4-2) and N.C. State (4-2) move along:
||HTH: FSU and UM
A few thoughts on each team.
The Seminoles must win to have any chance to earn the Atlantic title, but that doesn't guarantee anything. They still need an N.C. State loss to have a chance to head to Charlotte.
Also noteworthy is Florida State can clinch next week with a victory over Maryland and an N.C. State.
The Wolfpack must beat Maryland to collect the Atlantic title, but they're also the only team of the three with some flexibility. N.C. State can afford to lose next week to North Carolina --- but only if Maryland upends Florida State later in the day.
It's a two-game playoff for the Terps. Win both, and it's off to Charlotte. Lose even one, and their bowl fate gets determined by things like fan support and travel reputation and brand name. It's not unrealistic to say an 8-4 Maryland team would not be happy with the prestige of their postseason destination.