Virginia Tech was ranked 21st in the nation in AP and USA Today heading into the game.
Clemson is one of nine teams in the top 50 of the RPI from
the ACC. Clemson's RPI is helped by the fact that the Tigers have
six wins over the RPI top 50, tied for 15th in the nation. North
Carolina has the most top 50 wins with 11, followed by UCLA, Maryland
and Duke with nine apiece. Clemson is tied for 15th with Michigan
State, Georgetown, Marquette, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt.
Clemson actually has nine wins over the top 65 as the Tigers
also own wins over #61 Appalachian State, #64 Georgia and #66
Clemson has more top 50 wins than many teams who are
considered locks for the NCAA Tournament. Among the teams that don't
have six wins over the top 50 are Pittsburgh (4-5), Memphis (1-3),
Arizona (5-7), Kansas (3-2), Texas A&M (2-4), Villanova (5-7), Nevada
(0-1), Air Force (2-4), Indiana (5-7), Butler (4-1), Oregon (5-2),
Washington State (2-4), Louisville (3-6) and Texas (4-5).
Most wins over the RPI top 50
(Through games of Sunday, March 4)
Rk School top 50
1. North Carolina 11
2. UCLA 9
5. Ohio State 8
Southern Illinois 8
Virginia Tech 8
Georgia Tech 8
10. Wisconsin 7
Boston College 7
15. Clemson 6
Notre Dame 6
Michigan State 6
Clemson 34th in RPI
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