Neither Maryland (12-4, 2-1) nor Florida State (11-5, 2-1) are currently ranked in either of college basketball's two polls, but their ACC encounter on Tuesday night could vault one of them into the rankings. The Seminoles, in particular, are coming off a rather impressive win over North Carolina, who came into their game last Saturday ranked No. 3 in the nation.
Florida State's 90-57 win, in which the Seminoles outscored their opponents by 35 in the second half, knocked the Tar Heels down to No. 8. A win this week would give the Seminoles a 12-6 record and would seem to at least get them into the national conversation.
North Carolina, meanwhile, will be looking to rebound from that loss with a game against Virginia Tech, a team who has yet to win an ACC game this season. After an 11-3 start, the Hokies have lost three straight, all of them by four points or fewer.
Maryland at Florida State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Clemson at Miami, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Wake Forest at No. 6 Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3)
No. 17 Virginia at Georgia Tech, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Boston College at North Carolina State, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
No. 8 North Carolina at Virginia Tech, 9 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3)