Virginia Tech could "steal a No. 1 seed" in the NCAA Tournament according to expert

The Hokies women could steal a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament according to Charlie Creme of ESPN.
North Carolina v Virginia Tech
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It’s hard to imagine, but we are less than three weeks from the 2024 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket being released on March 17. There is still a lot to be determined between now and then with the end of the regular season this week and conference tournaments beginning next week.

Virginia Tech has been a team trending in the right direction for the second year in a row as they are currently on a 10-game winning streak following their win at home Sunday over North Carolina. They already have the No. 1 seed for the ACC Tournament locked up and know that they will be off until the quarterfinals on March 8.

They still have two games remaining in the regular season on the road and they both will be big results in multiple ways.

Virginia Tech is still in play for a No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed according to ESPN

ESPN women’s bracketologist Charlie Creme released his latest bracket on Tuesday and following their win over the Tar Heels, they have moved from the three-line to the two-line. According to Creme, they are still in play to end up as a No. 1 seed, but they will need to beat Notre Dame to have a chance.

Creme wrote, "Virginia Tech is a team that could steal a No. 1 seed from either Texas or Stanford, but the Hokies probably must prevail at Notre Dame on Thursday to do it.''

A win over the Irish will not only strengthen the Hokies' chance of getting a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament but will also clinch the ACC regular season title outright for Kenny Brooks and his team. If they lose, they can still clinch it outright Sunday night at Virginia, but the chances of a No. 1 seed might be gone with a loss.

Regardless, despite locking up the top seed in the ACC Tournament, there is still a lot for Virginia Tech to play for in what will be another Top 20 battle away from Blacksburg for the Hokies.