Around the ACC

Around the ACC

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By Trey McCurry.

As TCI continues to aim to expand our baseball coverage, we will bring you a weekly around the ACC article highlighting how the other ACC teams are doing on the field. 

Boston College              Overall: 6-8                   ACC: 0-3               This Week: 1-4

3/8     @ Bethune-Cookman         W, 6-4

3/9     @ Central Florida              L, 0-18

3/11   @ #5 Florida State           L, 1-3

3/12   @ #5 Florida State           L, 6-15

3/13   @ #5 Florida State           L, 3-4 

After a tough week in Florida, the Eagles continue their 19-game road swing to start the season with four games this week. Boston College plays at Bryant on Wednesday before traveling to College Park this weekend to take on Maryland in ACC play. 

Duke                                        Overall: 13-4        ACC: 2-1               This Week: 3-2

3/8     @ High Point                             W, 9-6

3/9     @ William & Mary             L, 4-7

3/11   NC State                          L, 3-4

3/12   NC State                          W, 8-3

3/13   NC State                          W, 7-1

After splitting a pair of midweek contests, the Blue Devils got off to a strong start in ACC play winning a home series over NC State. This week Duke host North Carolina Central (Tuesday) and Charlotte (Wednesday) before hitting the road for their first ACC series away from home as they travel to #16 Clemson for three games. 

Florida State                 Overall: 15-1        ACC: 3-0               This Week: 5-0

3/8     Maine                              W, 10-2

3/9     Maine                              W, 9-3

3/11   Boston College                 W, 3-1

3/12   Boston College                 W, 15-6

3/13   Boston College                 W, 4-3

The Seminoles, ranked as high as #4 in the country, took care of business at home last week and now get to hit the road for the week. After traveling to #1 Florida on Tuesday, Florida State travels to Charlottesville to take on #5 Virginia in a huge ACC weekend for both teams. 

Georgia Tech                 Overall: 12-4        ACC: 3-0               This Week: 4-0

3/8     Kennesaw State                W, 7-4

3/11   Maryland                          W, 1-0

3/12   Maryland                          W, 9-3

3/13   Maryland                          W, 6-2

The Yellow Jackets, ranked as high as #21 in the country, had a good week and finish off a 16-game homestand this week. Georgia Tech hosts a hot Georgia Southern squad for two midweek games before welcoming NC State this weekend in ACC play. 

Maryland                       Overall: 8-7                   ACC: 0-3               This Week: 1-3

3/8     Delaware                         W, 8-0

3/11   @ #24 Georgia Tech         L, 0-1

3/12   @ #24 Georgia Tech         L, 3-9

3/13   @ #24 Georgia Tech         L, 2-6

After defeating Delware at home, the Terps were swept last weekend at #21 Georgia Tech and look to get back on track this week with five home games. Liberty travels to College Park for two midweek games before Boston College comes to town in an important ACC series for both teams. 

Miami (FL)                     Overall: 8-8                   ACC: 3-0               This Week: 4-1

3/8     Illinois State                     W, 5-4 (11)

3/9     Illinois State                    L, 2-9

3/11   Virginia Tech                    W, 3-1

3/12   Virginia Tech                    W, 2-1

3/13   Virginia Tech                    W, 11-1

After a tough week, the Hurricanes got just what they needed by winning four tough games last week. Miami looks to stay hot as they host Florida Atlantic on Tuesday before traveling to Wake Forest this weekend in ACC play. 

NC State                        Overall: 8-7                   ACC: 1-2               This Week: 3-2

3/8     Radford                           W, 6-3

3/9     Radford                           W, 8-1

3/11   @ Duke                           W, 4-3

3/12   @ Duke                           L, 3-8

3/13   @ Duke                           L, 1-7

After starting the week off strong, the Wolfpack dropped two tough contests at Duke to finish the week. NC State hosts Buffalo (Tuesday) and George Mason (Wednesday) for two midweek contests before traveling to #21 Georgia Tech in ACC play.  

North Carolina               Overall: 14-3        ACC: 1-2               This Week: 3-2

3/8     Elon                                W, 16-0

3/9     St. John’s (NY)                 W, 8-1

3/11   @ Wake Forest                 W, 7-1

3/12   @ Wake Forest                 L, 2-10

3/13   @ Wake Forest                 L, 4-5

The Tar Heels, ranked as high as #15 in the nation, saw their eight-game winning streak come to an end last week when they dropped a tough series at Wake Forest. This week they host Princeton on Tuesday before traveling to face Virginia Tech in an ACC series neither team can really afford to lose. 

Virginia                          Overall: 16-1        ACC: 3-0               This Week: 4-0

3/8     Marshall                           W, 1-0

3/11   @ #4 Clemson                 W, 5-0

3/12   @ #4 Clemson                 W, 8-7

3/13   @ #4 Clemson                 W, 7-6

The Cavaliers, ranked as high as #5 in the nation, had a great week in sweeping then-#4 Clemson for the first time ever on the road. Virginia hosts James Madison on Tuesday before welcoming #4 Florida State to Charlottesville in their second straight weekend of top-10 ACC action. 

Virginia Tech                 Overall: 10-7        ACC: 0-3               This Week: 1-3

3/8     @ Florida Atlantic             W, 14-2

3/11   @ Miami (FL)                    L, 1-3

3/12   @ Miami (FL)                    L, 1-2

3/13   @ Miami (FL)                    L, 1-11

The Hokies had a big win over Florida Atlantic before dropping a tough series to a determined Miami (FL) team. This week Virginia Tech hosts Hartford for two midweek games before welcoming #15 North Carolina to town in an important ACC series for both teams. 

Wake Forest                  Overall: 6-9                   ACC: 2-1               This Week: 2-2

3/1     UNC Greensboro               W, 11-1

3/4     Fordham                          L, 3-5

3/5     Towson                           L, 6-9

3/6     Radford                           L, 4-5

The Demon Deacons had gotten off to a rough start in 2011 but things seem to be looking up as they won a series over #15 North Carolina last weekend. This week Wake Forest travels to Charlotte on Tuesday before welcoming Miami (FL) to town for an ACC series this weekend. 

ACC in the Polls

Here’s a quick look at how ACC has fared in the polls this season: 

Baseball America
  Pre 2/21 2/28 3/7 3/14
Clemson 10 11 12 10 16
Florida State 12 10 11 8 6
Georgia Tech NR NR NR 25 23
Miami (FL) 24 25 NR NR NR
North Carolina NR 24 23 15 18
Virginia 15 13 13 11 7

 

Collegiate Baseball
  Pre 2/21 2/28 3/7 3/14
Clemson 4 6 4 4 16
Florida State 13 11 5 5 4
Georgia Tech 19 21 NR 24 22
Miami (FL) 18 20 24 NR NR
North Carolina NR 18 17 16 19
Virginia 17 14 15 10 6

 

Sports Weekly
  Pre 2/21 2/28 3/7 3/14
Clemson 5 NP 7 7 17
Florida State 11 NP 6 5 4
Georgia Tech 19 NP 23 NR 21
Miami (FL) 18 NP NR NR NR
North Carolina NR NP 18 16 15
Virginia 14 NP 10 6 5

 

ACC and the RPI

Here’s a quick look at how ACC are ranked by RPI as of Monday, March 14th.

  Warren Nolan Boyd’s World
Boston College 34 33
Clemson 3 4
Duke 58 58
Florida State 10 6
Georgia Tech 21 21
Maryland 142 144
Miami (FL) 73 74
NC State 31 32
North Carolina 16 15
Virginia 2 2
Virginia Tech 192 190
Wake Forest 50 50

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