Bracket unveiled for ACC Men’s Soccer Championship
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The bracket and seeds were announced for the 2020 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship on Friday night.
The eight-team tournament begins Sunday, Nov. 15, with quarterfinal matches on the campuses of Duke, North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest.
Pitt (4-0, 4-0 ACC) and Wake Forest (6-1, 4-1) earned the top two seeds in the tournament by virtue of winning the North and South regions, respectively. ACC teams played in two regions in an altered league schedule this fall, with each squad having six scheduled conference games against regional opponents.
The No. 1 seed from the South Region, Wake Forest will play host to Virginia (2-3-1, 2-3-1), the No. 4 seed from the North, at 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The programs last squared off in the semifinals of the 2019 NCAA College Cup, with the Cavaliers scoring a 2-1 triumph.
With three wins in the last eight days, Virginia Tech (3-1-2) claimed the No. 2 seed in the North Region, and the Hokies will play the No. 3 seed from the South Region, Clemson (5-2-1, 3-2-1), at noon on Nov. 15 in Durham, North Carolina.
Currently the No. 1-ranked team in the nation, Pitt will battle Duke (2-5, 2-4), the No. 4 seed from the South Region, at 6 p.m. on Nov. 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
North Carolina (3-1-2, 3-1-2) earned the No. 2 seed in the South Region and will entertain the No. 3 seed from the North Region, Notre Dame (4-3, 3-2), at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Sites and game times for the semifinal matches will be announced following the quarterfinals.
The semifinals will be contested on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The winner of the Wake Forest-Virginia match moves on to face the Virginia Tech-Clemson winner, while the Pitt-Duke winner advances to play the North Carolina-Notre Dame winner.
The championship match will be played at noon on Sunday, Nov. 22, at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
The field includes four of the top five teams in the most recent United Soccer Coaches Top 25 Poll: No. 1 Pitt, No. 2 Wake Forest, No. 4 North Carolina and No. 5 Clemson.
ACC Network will carry the quarterfinals and semifinals, while the final will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
2020 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship
- Virginia Tech (#2 North) vs. Clemson (#3 South) | Noon | Durham, N.C. | ACC Network
- North Carolina (#2 South) vs. Notre Dame (No. 3 North) | 2 p.m. | Chapel Hill, N.C. | ACC Network
- Wake Forest (#1 South) vs. Virginia (#4 North) | 4 p.m. | Winston-Salem, N.C. | ACC Network
- Pitt (#1 North) vs. Duke (#4 South) | 6 p.m. | Raleigh, N.C. | ACC Network
- Wake Forest/Virginia vs. Virginia Tech/Clemson | 6 or 8 p.m. | ACC Network
- Pitt/Duke vs. North Carolina/Notre Dame | 6 or 8 p.m. | ACC Network
- Advancing Teams from Semifinals | Noon | Cary, N.C. | ESPNU