Around the ACC

Around the ACC

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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: 8-9                   ACC: 2-4               This Week: 1-2

3/18   @ Maryland                      W, 7-4

3/19   @ Maryland                      L, 3-4

3/20   @ Maryland                      W, 4-1 

After having a game at Bryant postponed, the Eagles took two of three games at Maryland. Boston College travels to Holy Cross Wednesday to end a season-opening road swing before hosting Virginia Tech this weekend in ACC play. 

Duke                                        Overall: 15-7        ACC: 2-4               This Week: 2-3

3/15   North Carolina Central      W, 11-3

3/16   Charlotte                         W, 4-1

3/18   @ Clemson                      L, 6-9

3/19   @ Clemson                      L, 7-16

3/20   @ Clemson                      L, 3-9

After splitting a pair of midweek contests, the Blue Devils were swept by host Clemson in ACC play. This week Duke host Ohio on Tuesday before making the short trip to Chapel Hill to face North Carolina this weekend in ACC play. 

Florida State                 Overall: 16-4        ACC: 4-2               This Week: 1-3

3/15   @ #1 Florida                    L, 4-5 (10)

3/18   @ #5 Virginia                  L, 3-4 (11)

3/19   @ #5 Virginia                  L, 4-5 (11)

3/20   @ #5 Virginia                  W, 12-11 (10)

The Seminoles, ranked as high as #4 in the country, had all four games go to extra innings last week and finished with a tough 1-3 record for the week. This week Florida State hosts Stetson on Wednesday before welcoming Wake Forest to town in ACC play. 

Georgia Tech                 Overall: 17-4        ACC: 6-0               This Week: 5-0

3/15   Georgia Southern              W, 4-3

3/16   Georgia Southern              W, 12-3

3/18   NC State                          W, 9-2

3/19   NC State                          W, 12-0

3/20   NC State                          W, 11-4

The Yellow Jackets, ranked as high as #21 in the country, had a great week with four wins by convincing margins. This week Georgia Tech travels to in-state rival Georgia on Tuesday before hitting the road for their first ACC road series at Miami (FL). 

Maryland                       Overall: 10-10      ACC: 1-5               This Week: 2-3

3/15   Liberty                                      L, 4-11

3/16   Liberty                                      W, 10-5

3/18   Boston College                 L, 4-7

3/19   Boston College                 W, 4-3

3/20   Boston College                 L, 1-4

After splitting a mid-week series with Liberty, the Terps dropped two games to Boston College at home in ACC play. This week Maryland hosts George Washington on Tuesday and St. John’s (NY) on Wednesday before traveling to #5 Virginia in ACC action. 

Miami (FL)                     Overall: 12-8        ACC: 6-0               This Week: 4-0

3/15   Florida Atlantic                 W, 7-3

3/18   @ Wake Forest                 W, 4-1

3/19   @ Wake Forest                 W, 4-3

3/20   @ Wake Forest                 W, 5-3

The Hurricanes had a great week with four wins including sweeping a series at Wake Forest. This week Miami (FL) hosts Central Florida on Tuesday and Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday before hosting a huge ACC series against #21 Georgia Tech. 

NC State                        Overall: 10-10      ACC: 1-5               This Week: 2-3

3/15   Buffalo                             W, 7-5

3/16   George Mason                  W, 9-1

3/18   @ #21 Georgia Tech         L, 2-9

3/19   @ #21 Georgia Tech         L, 0-12

3/20   @ #21 Georgia Tech         L, 4-11

After sweeping their two midweek contests, the Wolfpack were shut down in Atlanta by #21 Georgia Tech. This week NC State hosts Northwestern for two midweek contests before welcoming #16 Clemson to town for an important ACC series for the Wolfpack. 

North Carolina               Overall: 18-3        ACC: 4-2               This Week: 4-0

3/15   Princeton                         W, 11-2

3/18   @ Virginia Tech                W, 10-4

3/19   @ Virginia Tech                W, 5-4

3/20   @ Virginia Tech                W, 7-6

The Tar Heels, ranked as high as #15 in the nation, bounced back from a tough weekend with four straight wins. This week North Carolina hosts UNC Wilmington on Tuesday and High Point on Wednesday before welcoming ACC-rival Duke to town in ACC play. 

Virginia                          Overall: 19-2        ACC: 5-1               This Week: 3-1

3/16   James Madison                 W, 7-3

3/11   #4 Florida State               W, 4-3 (11)

3/12   #4 Florida State               W, 5-4 (11)

3/13   #4 Florida State               L, 11-12 (10)

The Cavaliers, ranked as high as #5 in the nation, had another strong week and a great series against Florida State. This week Virginia hosts Towson for two midweek contests before welcoming Maryland to town in ACC action. 

Virginia Tech                 Overall: 12-10      ACC: 0-6               This Week: 2-3

3/16   Hartford                          W, 10-3

3/16   Hartford                          W, 11-3

3/11   #15 North Carolina           L, 4-10

3/12   #15 North Carolina           L, 4-5

3/13   #15 North Carolina           L, 6-7

The Hokies won two midweek games before being swept by North Carolina. This week Virginia Tech travels to Liberty on Tuesday before traveling up to Boston College this weekend in ACC play.  

Wake Forest                  Overall: 7-12        ACC: 2-4               This Week: 1-3

3/15   @ Charlotte                     W, 7-1

3/18   Miami (FL)                        L, 1-4

3/19   Miami (FL)                        L, 3-4

3/20   Miami (FL)                        L, 3-5

The Demon Deacons picked up a solid midweek road win before dropping a tough series to Miami at home. This week Wake Forest hosts Charlotte Tuesday before traveling to #5 Florida State for an ACC series this weekend. 

ACC Standings

Here’s a quick look at how ACC standings as of Monday, March 21st. 

Atlantic Team ACC GB Overall
1 Florida State 4-2 16-4
2 Clemson 3-3 1 10-7
3 Boston College 2-4 2 8-9
4 Wake Forest 2-4 2 7-12
5 NC State 1-5 3 10-10
6 Maryland 1-5 3 10-10
Coastal Team ACC GB Overall
1 Georgia Tech 6-0 17-4
2 Miami (FL) 6-0 12-8
3 Virginia 5-1 1 19-2
4 North Carolina 4-2 2 18-3
5 Duke 2-4 4 15-7
6 Virginia Tech 0-6 6 12-10

 

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 3/21
Clemson 10 11 12 10 16 19
Florida State 12 10 11 8 6 7
Georgia Tech NR NR NR 25 23 17
Miami (FL) 24 25 NR NR NR 18
North Carolina NR 24 23 15 18 NR
Virginia 15 13 13 11 7 3

 

Collegiate Baseball
  Pre 2/21 2/28 3/7 3/14 3/21
Clemson 4 6 4 4 16 15
Florida State 13 11 5 5 4 8
Georgia Tech 19 21 NR 24 22 12
Miami (FL) 18 20 24 NR NR NR
North Carolina NR 18 17 16 19 19
Virginia 17 14 15 10 6 3

 

Sports Weekly
  Pre 2/21 2/28 3/7 3/14 3/21
Clemson 5 NP 7 7 17 19
Florida State 11 NP 6 5 4 5
Georgia Tech 19 NP 23 NR 21 15
Miami (FL) 18 NP NR NR NR  
North Carolina NR NP 18 16 15 12
Virginia 14 NP 10 6 5 3

 

ACC and the RPI

Here’s a quick look at how ACC are ranked by RPI as of Monday, March 21st. 

  Warren Nolan Boyd’s World
Boston College 39 40
Clemson 6 7
Duke 54 54
Florida State 7 6
Georgia Tech 8 8
Maryland 85 85
Miami (FL) 41 43
NC State 40 41
North Carolina 11 11
Virginia 2 2
Virginia Tech 178 183
Wake Forest 76 81

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