Around the ACC

Around the ACC

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Around the ACC

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By Trey McCurry.

The ACC went 12-5 in non-conference action last week before opening conference play last weekend. Florida State, North Carolina, and Wake Forest were all 5-0 on the week, while Miami (FL) was 4-0. Conference plays moves into it’s second weekend highlighted by #24 Wake Forest @ #19 NC State and #6 Florida State hosting Virginia in the ACC series of the week on ESPNU.

Boston College                    Overall: 6-8             ACC: 0-3

This Week: 0-5

3/6     @ Fla. International  L, 6-14

3/7     @ Florida Atlantic      L, 4-13

3/9     @ #13 Miami (FL)    L, 3-7

3/10    @ #13 Miami (FL)    L, 3-5

3/11    @ #13 Miami (FL)    L, 1-4

Next Up:

3/16    @ Clemson

3/17    @ Clemson

3/18    @ Clemson

The Eagles had a rough week in south Florida, losing all five games last week in the Sunshine State. This weekend Boston College wraps up its 17-game season-opening road trip with a series at Clemson.

Duke                                      Overall: 7-11           ACC: 0-3

This Week: 0-5

3/6     @ Western Carolina  L, 4-12

3/7     @ Appalachian State L, 4-6

3/9     #8 Florida State       L, 3-5

3/10    #8 Florida State       L, 0-5

3/11    #8 Florida State       L, 2-10

Next Up:

3/13    Appalachian State

3/16    #10 Miami (FL)

3/17    #10 Miami (FL)

3/18    #10 Miami (FL)

 

The Blue Devils did not have a good week, losing two midweek road games before being swept at home by #8 Florida State. This week Duke hosts Appalachian State before welcoming #10 Miami (FL) to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

 

Florida State                        Overall: 14-1           ACC: 3-0

This Week: 5-0

3/6     @ #18 UCF             W, 7-6

3/7     @ #18 UCF             W, 1-0

3/9     @ Duke                  W, 5-3

3/10    @ Duke                  W, 5-0

3/11    @ Duke                  W, 10-2

Next Up:

3/13    @ #1 Florida

3/17    Virginia

3/18    Virginia

3/19    Virginia

 

The Seminoles, ranked as high as #6 in the country, had a great week, winning two one-run games at #18 UCF before sweeping Duke on the road. This week Florida State travels to top-ranked Florida before welcoming Virginia to Tallahassee for a Saturday-Monday series.

 

Georgia Tech                       Overall: 11-5           ACC: 1-2

This Week: 1-3

3/7     @ Georgia State       L, 4-5

3/9     @ NC State             W, 14-6

3/10    @ NC State             L, 5-8

3/11    @ NC State             L, 3-8

Next Up:

3/13    Wagner

3/16    Virginia Tech

3/17    Virginia Tech

3/18    Virginia Tech

 

The Yellow Jackets, ranked as high as #14 in the country, had a tough week on the road, losing a midweek game at Georgia State before dropping a series at NC State. This week Georgia Tech hosts Wagner before welcoming Virginia Tech to Atlanta for a big series for both squads.

 

Maryland                              Overall: 11-4           ACC: 0-3

This Week: 2-3

3/6     Delaware                 W, 2-0

3/7     @ Navy                  W, 4-2

3/9     @ Wake Forest        L, 5-10

3/10    @ Wake Forest        L, 6-9

3/11    @ Wake Forest        L, 3-4

Next Up:

3/14    St. Peter’s

3/14    St. Peter’s

3/16    #4 North Carolina

3/17    #4 North Carolina

3/18    #4 North Carolina

 

The Terrapins started the week strong with two more midweek wins before running into a hot Wake Forest team and being swept on the road. This week Maryland hosts a doubleheader against St. Peter’s before welcoming #4 North Carolina to College Park.

 

Miami (FL)                            Overall: 12-3           ACC: 3-0

This Week: 4-0

3/7     Miami (OH)             W, 4-3

3/9     Boston College                  W, 7-3

3/10    Boston College                  W, 5-3

3/11    Boston College                  W, 4-1

Next Up:

3/13    Illinois State

3/14    @ #19 Central Florida

3/16    @ Duke

3/17    @ Duke

3/18    @ Duke

 

The Hurricanes, ranked as high as #10 in the country, bounced back last week with four big home wins. This week Miami (FL) hosts Illinois State Tuesday, travels to #19 UCF Wednesday, and then heads to Durham to take on Duke this weekend.

 

NC State                                Overall: 11-3           ACC: 2-1

This Week: 3-1

3/7     Davidson                 W, 11-0

3/9     #9 Georgia Tech      L, 6-14

3/10    #9 Georgia Tech      W, 8-5

3/11    #9 Georgia Tech      W, 8-3

Next Up:

3/13    @ Elon

3/16    #24 Wake Forest

3/17    #24 Wake Forest

3/18    #24 Wake Forest

 

The Wolfpack, ranked as high as #19 in the country, used a series win over #9 Georgia Tech to jump to their highest ranking since 2008. This week NC State travels to Elon Tuesday before welcoming #24 Wake Forest to Raleigh in the only ACC series between two ranked teams.

 

North Carolina                    Overall: 13-2           ACC: 3-0

This Week: 5-0

3/6     Davidson                 W, 5-4

3/7     @ Elon                             W, 3-0

3/9     @ #19 Clemson       W, 4-3

3/10    @ #19 Clemson       W, 6-3

3/11    @ #19 Clemson       W, 6-5 (11)

Next Up:

3/13    @ UNC Greensboro

3/14    Gardner-Webb

3/16    @ Maryland

3/17    @ Maryland

3/18    @ Maryland

 

The Tar Heels, ranked as high as #4 in the nation, had a great week last week in winning five games, including four on the road. This week North Carolina travels to UNC Greensboro and hosts Gardner-Webb in midweek action before making the trip to Maryland this weekend.

 

Virginia                                 Overall: 9-5-1         ACC: 2-1

This Week: 3-1

3/6     @ James Madison     W, 14-6

3/9     Virginia Tech            L, 8-10 (11)

3/10    Virginia Tech            W, 4-3

3/11    Virginia Tech            W, 6-5

Next Up:

3/13    Marist

3/14    Marist

3/17    @ #6 Florida State

3/18    @ #6 Florida State

3/19    @ #6 Florida State

 

The Cavaliers bounced back with a good week last week that saw them win three of four games. This week Virginia hosts Marist for a two-game midweek series before traveling to #6 Florida State for a Saturday-Monday series.

 

Virginia Tech                       Overall: 12-4           ACC: 1-2

This Week: 1-2

3/9     @ Virginia                W, 10-8 (11)

3/10    @ Virginia                L, 3-4

3/11    @ Virginia                L, 5-6

Next Up:

3/13    Radford

3/14    Wagner

3/16    @ #14 Georgia Tech

3/17    @ #14 Georgia Tech

3/18    @ #14 Georgia Tech

 

The Hokies had a tough weekend in Charlottesville, losing the series to Virginia with two one-run losses after winning the series opener. This week Virginia Tech hosts Radford and Wagner in midweek action before traveling down to #14 Georgia Tech in an important series for both teams.

 

Wake Forest                         Overall: 14-4           ACC: 3-0

This Week: 5-0

3/6     Valparaiso               W, 13-4

3/7     Valparaiso               W, 3-0

3/9     Maryland                 W, 10-5

3/10    Maryland                 W, 9-6

3/11    Maryland                 W, 4-3

Next Up:

3/13    Georgia Southern

3/14    New Jersey Tech

3/16    @ #19 NC State

3/17    @ #19 NC State

3/18    @ #19 NC State

 

The Demon Deacons, ranked as high as #24 in the country, had another great week that helped them earn their first national ranking since 2006 season and are on their longest win streak (13 straight games) since 1999. This week Wake Forest hosts Georgia Southern and New Jersey Tech in midweek games before traveling to in-state foe and #19 NC State in a big ACC series.

 

 

Future Feature:

Pittsburgh                           Overall: 7-7

This Week: 3-3

3/6     vs. Sacred Heart       L, 6-7

3/7     vs. Sacred Heart       W, 5-4

3/8     vs. Xavier                W, 6-5

3/10    vs. Akron                L, 4-12

3/10    vs. Miami (OH)        L, 1-6

3/11    vs. Michigan State     W, 3-1

Next Up:

3/16    Hartford

3/17    Hartford

3/18    Hartford

 

The Panthers had a busy week in the Snowbird Classic, going 3-3 over six days in Port Charlotte, FL to wrap up its 16-game season opening road swing. This week Pittsburgh plays its first home contests, hosting Hartford for three games in the Panther Classic.

 

 

2012 ACC Standings

Here’s a quick look at the current ACC standings:

 

Atlantic

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

Florida State

3-0

14-1

2

Wake Forest

3-0

14-4

3

NC State

2-1

1.0

11-3

4

Maryland

0-3

3.0

11-4

5

Clemson

0-3

3.0

6-7

6

Boston College

0-3

3.0

6-8

Coastal

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

North Carolina

3-0

13-2

2

Miami (FL)

3-0

12-3

3

Virginia

2-1

1.0

9-5

4

Virginia Tech

1-2

2.0

12-4

5

Georgia Tech

1-2

2.0

11-5

6

Duke

0-3

3.0

7-11

 

 

ACC in the Polls

Here’s a quick look at how ACC teams have faired in the polls this season:

 

Baseball America

 

Clem

FSU

GT

Mary

Miami

NCSU

UNC

UVA

WF

Pre

16

20

12

NR

18

NR

9

NR

NR

2/20

16

18

11

NR

14

NR

10

NR

NR

2/27

15

13

10

NR

12

NR

9

NR

NR

3/5

20

12

10

25

15

NR

8

NR

NR

3/12

NR

7

16

NR

14

23

5

NR

NR

 

Collegiate Baseball

 

Clem

FSU

GT

Mary

Miami

NCSU

UNC

UVA

WF

Pre

25

13

9

NR

14

NR

4

NR

NR

2/20

25

11

10

NR

12

NR

6

NR

NR

2/27

20

10

12

NR

8

NR

6

NR

NR

3/5

20

8

10

21

14

NR

6

NR

NR

3/12

NR

6

20

NR

11

19

4

NR

24

 

USA Today/ESPN Coaches

 

Clem

FSU

GT

Mary

Miami

NCSU

UNC

UVA

WF

Pre

23

9

10

NR

13

NR

4

17

NR

2/20

NP

NP

NP

NR

NP

NR

NP

NP

NR

2/27

19

9

11

NR

8

NR

6

14

NR

3/5

19

8

9

NR

13

NR

7

NR

NR

3/12

NR

6

14

NR

10

25

4

NR

NR

 

ACC and the RPI

A quick look at where ACC team’s stand in the RPI as of Monday, March 12th:

 

Team

Warren Nolan

Boyd’s World

Boston College

80

76

Clemson

23

23

Duke

178

166

Florida State

14

15

Georgia Tech

35

35

Maryland

17

16

Miami (FL)

10

10

NC State

33

33

North Carolina

11

11

Virginia

37

32

Virginia Tech

28

27

Wake Forest

27

28

Pittsburgh

241

241

 

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