Let's think about this. With 2nd place looking like the most likely scenario, check out what the tourney bracket would look like if it started today.
The top half of the bracket would have Duke, UVA, BC, Wake Forest, NC State, and VT. My impression is ouch. That bracket has 3 of the 4 teams that scare me (Duke, Wake, VT). Plus UVA could get hot again and give anyone a run (unlikely but true).
Now our bracket... UMD, FSU, GT, Miami, Clemson, and UNC. Just so you know, we have beaten every single one of those teams this year. FSU we swept so not a big scare there. UNC and Miami will probably be eliminated by the time we'd see them. Clemson we know we can beat but is a solid team and GT would be challenging but at least we have already beaten them.
I really like the way this bracket shapes up. My question is would you rather have the regular season championship or the tourney championship?