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NCAA Tournament 2012, ACC Teams: UNC, Duke Headline

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The North Carolina Tar Heels were named a 1 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, getting top honors in the Midwest Region. They did this despite losing their conference title game to the Florida St. Seminoles. UNC will get either Lamar or Vermont.

FSU showed up at a 3 seed in the East vs. the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. The Duke Blue Devils are a 2 seed in the South (vs. Lehigh), while the Virginia Cavaliers are a 10 seed in the West, where they'll get the Florida Gators. The N.C. State Wolfpack grabbed an 11 seed against SDSU in the Midwest.

That's five teams from the ACC, but the future ACC fared pretty well too.

If conference realignment were settled as of today, the ACC would've had two top seeds, as the Syracuse Orange reign over the East Region. The Big East regular season champs will open up in Pittsburgh -- the Panthers didn't make the cut.

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