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: 10-11      ACC: 4-5               This Week: 2-2

3/23   @ Holy Cross                             L, 2-3

3/25   Virginia Tech                    W, 5-3

3/26   Virginia Tech                    W, 2-1

3/27   Virginia Tech                    L, 1-8 

After dropping a game at Holy Cross, the Eagles took two of three “home” games against Virginia Tech in a series played in Kingston, RI. Boston College travels to Northeastern Tuesday and Rhode Island Wednesday before hosting Miami (FL) this weekend in ACC play. 

Duke                                        Overall: 15-11      ACC: 2-7               This Week: 0-4

3/22   Ohio                                L, 3-6

3/25   @ #12 North Carolina       L, 5-8

3/26   @ #12 North Carolina       L, 2-11

3/27   @ #12 North Carolina       L, 6-7 (11)

After dropping a midweek game to Ohio, the Blue Devils suffered their second straight ACC series sweep at North Carolina. This week Duke travels to Campbell on Tuesday before welcoming red-hot #6 Georgia Tech to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park this weekend in ACC action. 

Florida State                 Overall: 18-6        ACC: 6-3               This Week: 2-2

3/23   Stetson                            L, 4-6 (11)

3/25   Wake Forest                     W, 12-4

3/26   Wake Forest                     L, 0-8

3/27   Wake Forest                     W, 11-7

The Seminoles, ranked as high as #7 in the country, dropped a midweek game to a very good Stetson club before taking two of three games from Wake Forest in Tallahassee. This week Florida State hosts #3 Florida before traveling to Maryland this weekend in ACC play. 

Georgia Tech                 Overall: 21-4        ACC: 9-0               This Week: 4-0

3/22   @ Georgia                       W, 15-6

3/25   @ Miami (FL)                    W, 8-3

3/26   @ Miami (FL)                    W, 12-3 (10)

3/27   @ Miami (FL)                    W, 3-1

The Yellow Jackets, ranked as high as #6 in the country, has the nation’s longest winning streak at 16 games and won four of those on the road last week. This week Georgia Tech hosts Mercer on Tuesday before traveling to Duke this weekend in ACC action. 

Maryland                       Overall: 11-13      ACC: 1-8               This Week: 1-3

3/22   George Washington          W, 8-2

3/25   @ #5 Virginia                  L, 1-14

3/26   @ #5 Virginia                   L, 2-4

3/26   @ #5 Virginia                  L, 2-4

After winning a midweek home game, the Terps were swept on the road by #5 Virginia. This week Maryland hosts George Mason on Wednesday before welcoming #7 Florida State to College Park for an ACC series this weekend. 

Miami (FL)                     Overall: 14-11      ACC: 6-3               This Week: 2-3

3/22   Central Florida                  W, 4-1

3/23   Florida Gulf Coast             W, 5-2

3/25   #21 Georgia Tech             L, 3-8

3/26   #21 Georgia Tech             L, 3-12 (10)

3/27   #21 Georgia Tech             L, 1-3

The Hurricanes start off with two big midweek wins before being swept at home by a red-hot Georgia Tech club. This week Miami (FL) again hosts Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday before traveling to Chestnut Hill to face Boston College in the Eagles first true home games of the year. 

NC State                        Overall: 14-11      ACC: 3-6               This Week: 4-1

3/22   Northwestern                             W, 4-1

3/23   Northwestern                             W, 8-7

3/25   #15 Clemson                             W, 6-0

3/26   #15 Clemson                             W, 5-3

3/27   #15 Clemson                             L, 3-7

After sweeping their two midweek contests, the Wolfpack took a much-needed series from #15 Clemson. This week NC State travels to UNC Greensboro on Tuesday before welcoming Wake Forest to town for an important ACC series for both squads. 

North Carolina               Overall: 23-3        ACC: 7-2               This Week: 5-0

3/22   UNC Wilmington               W, 14-2

3/23   High Point                       W, 4-0

3/25   Duke                               W, 8-5

3/26   Duke                               W, 11-2

3/27   Duke                               W, 7-6 (11)

The Tar Heels, ranked as high as #6 in the nation, had another great week with five wins and have now won nine games in a row. This week North Carolina travels to Charlotte on Tuesday before welcoming #16 Clemson to town for a huge ACC series. 

Virginia                          Overall: 24-2        ACC: 8-1               This Week: 5-0

3/22   Towson                           W, 6-0

3/23   Towson                           W, 5-0

3/25   Maryland                          W, 14-1

3/26   Maryland                          W, 4-2

3/26   Maryland                          W, 4-2

The Cavaliers, ranked as high as #1 in the nation, had another strong week with five wins that propelled them to the top-ranked team in the country. This week Virginia hosts George Washington on Tuesday before traveling to in-state rival Virginia Tech this weekend in ACC play. 

Virginia Tech                 Overall: 14-12      ACC: 1-8               This Week: 2-2

3/22   @ Liberty                         W, 10-3

3/25   @ Boston College             L, 3-5

3/26   @ Boston College             L, 1-2

3/27   @ Boston College             W, 8-1

The Hokies won at Liberty before dropping two games at Boston College. This week Virginia Tech hosts Radford on Tuesday before welcoming rival and top-ranked Virginia to town in ACC action. 

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

3/22   Charlotte                         L, 10-13 (11)

3/25   @ #5 Florida State           L, 4-12

3/26   @ #5 Florida State           W, 8-0

3/27   @ #5 Florida State           L, 7-11

The Demon Deacons dropped a tough midweek contest to Charlotte before winning a single game at #5 Florida State. This week Wake Forest faces Appalachian State Tuesday in Hickory, NC before traveling to NC State this weekend for a big ACC series for both teams. 

ACC Standings

Here’s a quick look at how ACC standings as of Monday, March 28th. 

Atlantic Team ACC GB Overall
1 Florida State 6-3 18-6
2 Clemson 4-5 2 13-9
  Boston College 4-5 2 10-11
4 NC State 3-6 3 14-11
  Wake Forest 3-6 3 8-15
6 Maryland 1-8 5 11-13
Coastal Team ACC GB Overall
1 Georgia Tech 9-0 21-4
2 Virginia 8-1 1 24-2
3 North Carolina 7-2 2 23-3
4 Miami (FL) 6-3 3 14-11
5 Duke 2-7 7 15-11
6 Virginia Tech 1-8 8 14-12

 

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 3/28
Clemson 10 11 12 10 16 19 NR
Florida State 12 10 11 8 6 7 7
Georgia Tech NR NR NR 25 23 17 14
Miami (FL) 24 25 NR NR NR NR NR
North Carolina NR 24 23 15 18 18 16
Virginia 15 13 13 11 7 3 2

 

Collegiate Baseball
  Pre 2/21 2/28 3/7 3/14 3/21 3/28
Clemson 4 6 4 4 16 15 16
Florida State 13 11 5 5 4 8 12
Georgia Tech 19 21 NR 24 22 12 6
Miami (FL) 18 20 24 NR NR NR NR
North Carolina NR 18 17 16 19 19 11
Virginia 17 14 15 10 6 3 1

 

Sports Weekly
  Pre 2/21 2/28 3/7 3/14 3/21 3/28
Clemson 5 NP 7 7 17 19 23
Florida State 11 NP 6 5 4 5 7
Georgia Tech 19 NP 23 NR 21 15 10
Miami (FL) 18 NP NR NR NR NR NR
North Carolina NR NP 18 16 15 12 6
Virginia 14 NP 10 6 5 3 1

 

ACC and the RPI

Here’s a quick look at how ACC are ranked by RPI as of Monday, March 28th.

  Warren Nolan Boyd’s World
Boston College 54 55
Clemson 7 8
Duke 56 56
Florida State 14 14
Georgia Tech 3 3
Maryland 61 61
Miami (FL) 37 40
NC State 39 43
North Carolina 4 4
Virginia 2 2
Virginia Tech 165 171
Wake Forest 79 82

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