Clemson’s (18-7, 10-4 ACC) recent 91-71 loss in Chapel Hill resulted in the team losing its top spot in the ACC standings and being considered as one of the “Last Four In” by ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi in his latest projection of the 68-team NCAA tournament field.
According to Sunday’s update from BracketMatrix.com, Clemson has lost it’s No. 11 seed, which is the cut-off line for power conference teams before the NCAA begins seeding smaller, automatic qualifiers as No. 12-16 seeds. This indicates a challenging path ahead for Clemson, with little margin for error in the remaining six regular-season games and the ACC tournament, if the team hopes to avoid missing out on March Madness for a second year in a row.