- Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here's what we know heading into Week 11: Boston College, Wake Forest and Virginia are the only three teams that have officially played their way out of the ACC championship race.
There are a lot of long shots, a lot of what-ifs, and a lot of scenarios still remaining. Here's a simplified version of how the race stands today:
Florida State will win the division if it wins its final two ACC games against Virginia Tech and Maryland.
Clemson can still win the division if Florida State loses again.
Maryland and NC State can get back in the race if FSU and Clemson both lose twice.
If FSU wins on Thursday night, Maryland and NC State are out of the race.
If FSU wins on Thursday night, and Clemson loses on Saturday to Maryland, FSU will clinch the division.
If Miami wins its remaining ACC games, the Canes win the division.
If Duke wins its remaining ACC games, AND Virginia Tech loses again, the Blue Devils will win the division.
If Georgia Tech wins its remaining ACC games, AND Virginia Tech loses one AND Miami loses two, the Jackets win the division.
If Virginia Tech wins its remaining ACC games AND Miami loses twice, Virginia Tech wins the division.
Here's what we don't know: How Miami's decision to self-impose a bowl ban will affect this race, IF that's what the program chooses to do. If Miami and North Carolina are both out of the postseason, there are too many mind-boggling scenarios and too many possibilities still remaining to narrow the focus. If Miami decides to remove itself from the postseason, the Coastal Division will be even more of a jumbled mess that will go down to the wire.
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