With the Terps (11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) one game behind Duke, there is a possibility that the teams, which meet Wednesday night, could tie atop the regular-season standings. Each team has one game remaining after Wednesday.
The first tie-breaker to determine the top ACC tournament seed would be head-to-head meetings. A Maryland win on Wednesday would mean the teams split their series.
The next tie-breaker would be each team's winning percentage against the team occupying the next highest position in the standings. Virginia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest and Florida State are tied for third at 8-6.
Duke has an advantage in the scenarios that matter. That's because the Blue Devils are 2-0 against Clemson while the Terps are 1-1. The Blue Devils are 1-0 against Florida State and the Terps are 2-0.
Duke and Maryland are both 1-0 against Virginia Tech. Duke is 1-0 against Wake Forest while Maryland is 0-1.
Maryland would have the advantage if Georgia Tech is involved. The Terps are 1-0 against the Yellow Jackets while Duke is 1-1. The problem for the Terps is that Georgia Tech, now 7-7, can't finish in third place by itself.