Around the ACC

Around the ACC

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Around the ACC

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By Trey McCurry.

The ACC went 9-4 in non-conference action during midweek games last week to move to 168-66-1 (.717) on the year against non-ACC foes. Last week, #1 Florida State and Clemson both posted perfect 4-0 weeks, while five teams (Florida State, Miami (FL), NC State, North Carolina, and Virginia) remain ranked in the top-25 in at least one poll led by top-ranked Florida State. This weekend, several conference series will play big factors in determining seeds for the ACC Tournament at the end of May.

Boston College                    Overall: 15-25        ACC: 6-15

This Week: 1-3

4/17    Rhode Island           L, 4-16

4/20    @ #18 NC State       W, 11-10

4/21    @ #18 NC State       L, 0-9

4/21    @ #18 NC State       L, 9-16

Next Up:

4/24    vs. St. John’s (NY)

4/25    Dartmouth

4/27    Wake Forest

4/28    Wake Forest

4/29    Wake Forest

The Eagles dropped a midweek game against Rhode Island before hitting the road and taking a single game in a series at #18 NC State. This week Boston College faces St. John’s (NY) on Tuesday in Norwich, CT and hosts Dartmouth Wednesday before facing Wake Forest at home this weekend.

Duke                                      Overall: 15-26        ACC: 7-14

This Week: 1-3

4/17    Davidson                 L, 4-8

4/20    #25 Virginia             W, 6-3

4/21    #25 Virginia             L, 3-12

4/21    #25 Virginia             L, 3-10

Next Up:

4/24    @ Charlotte

4/27    @ NC State

4/28    @ NC State

4/29    @ NC State

The Blue Devils dropped a midweek home contest to Davidson before taking a single game in a series against #25 Virginia. This week Duke travels to Charlotte on Tuesday before traveling to in-state rival NC State this weekend in ACC play.

Florida State                        Overall: 33-7           ACC: 19-2

This Week: 4-0

4/18    North Georgia          W, 6-0

4/20    #12 Miami (FL)        W, 11-2

4/21    #12 Miami (FL)        W, 6-1

4/22    #12 Miami (FL)        W, 8-7 (10)

Next Up:

4/27    Rhode Island

4/28    Rhode Island

4/29    Rhode Island

The Seminoles, ranked as high as #1 in the nation, took down D-II North Georgia on Wednesday before sweeping archrival #12 Miami (FL) this weekend. This week Florida State has the midweek off and steps out of conference for a three-game series with Rhode Island this weekend.

Georgia Tech                       Overall: 24-17        ACC: 9-12

This Week: 3-1

4/17    Georgia State           W, 8-4

4/20    @ #6 North Carolina W, 11-4

4/21    @ #6 North Carolina L, 6-12

4/21    @ #6 North Carolina W, 4-2

Next Up:

4/24    vs. Georgia

4/27    Clemson

4/28    Clemson

4/29    Clemson

The Yellow Jackets won a midweek game over Georgia State before winning a huge series at #6 North Carolina this past weekend. This week Georgia Tech faces Georgia at Turner Field on Tuesday before Clemson comes to town for an important series for both teams NCAA Tournament aspirations.

Maryland                              Overall: 25-17        ACC: 7-14

This Week: 1-3

4/17    James Madison        W, 3-0

4/20    Clemson                 L, 4-5

4/21    Clemson                 L, 3-5

4/21    Clemson                 L, 2-7

Next Up:

4/24    @ Towson

4/25    Towson

4/27    @ Virginia Tech

4/28    @ Virginia Tech

4/29    @ Virginia Tech

The Terrapins picked up their ninth shutout of the year Tuesday against James Madison before dropping three games in less than 23 hours to Clemson. This week Maryland has a home-and-home with Towson before traveling to Virginia Tech for a series with major postseason implications.

Miami (FL)                            Overall: 26-14        ACC: 12-9

This Week: 1-3

4/18    Stetson                   W, 3-2

4/20    @ #1 Florida State    L, 2-11

4/21    @ #1 Florida State    L, 1-6

4/22    @ #1 Florida State    L, 7-8 (10)

Next Up:

4/24    Florida Atlantic

4/28    Virginia

4/29    Virginia

4/30    Virginia

The Hurricanes, ranked as high as #18 in the country, won a midweek game over Stetson before hitting the road and being swept by red-hot, and top-ranked, Florida State. This week Miami (FL) hosts Florida Atlantic Tuesday before welcoming Virginia to town for the ACC Saturday-Monday series.

NC State                                Overall: 26-12        ACC: 13-8

This Week: 2-2

4/17    @ Campbell             L, 6-8

4/20    Boston College                  L, 10-11

4/21    Boston College                  W, 9-0

4/21    Boston College                  W, 16-9

Next Up:

4/25    Charlotte

4/27    Duke

4/28    Duke

4/29    Duke

 

The Wolfpack, ranked as high as #19 in the nation, dropped a game at Campbell before rebounding to take a series from Boston College after losing game-one. This week NC State hosts Charlotte on Wednesday before in-state rival Duke comes to town this weekend in ACC play.

 

North Carolina                    Overall: 29-12        ACC: 13-8

This Week: 2-3

4/17    High Point               W, 10-5

4/18    Liberty                    L, 3-5

4/20    Georgia Tech           L, 4-11

4/21    Georgia Tech           W, 12-6

4/21    Georgia Tech           L, 2-4

Next Up:

4/24    UNC Greensboro

4/25    East Carolina

 

The Tar Heels, ranked as high as #10 in the country, split a pair of midweek home games before dropping a home series to Georgia Tech last weekend. This week North Carolina hosts UNC Greensboro Tuesday and East Carolina Wednesday before taking the weekend off for exams.

 

Virginia                                 Overall: 26-14-1    ACC: 11-10

This Week: 3-1

4/17    Richmond                W, 7-5

4/20    @ Duke                  L, 3-6

4/21    @ Duke                  W, 12-3

4/21    @ Duke                  W, 10-3

Next Up:

4/24    Radford

4/25    @ VCU

4/28    @ #18 Miami (FL)

4/29    @ #18 Miami (FL)

4/30    @ #18 Miami (FL)

 

The Cavaliers, ranked as high as #25 in the nation, defeated Richmond Tuesday before hitting the road and taking a series from Duke. This week Virginia hosts Radford Tuesday and travels to VCU Wednesday before heading down to #18 Miami (FL) for a huge Saturday-Monday ACC series.

 

Virginia Tech                       Overall: 27-15        ACC: 8-13

This Week: 2-2

4/17    Coastal Carolina       W, 4-3 (10)

4/20    @ Wake Forest        L, 1-5

4/21    @ Wake Forest        W, 8-6

4/21    @ Wake Forest        L, 6-8

Next Up:

4/24    Davidson

4/27    Maryland

4/28    Maryland

4/29    Maryland

 

The Hokies picked up a solid win over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday before dropping a tough series at Wake Forest this past weekend. This week Virginia Tech hosts Davidson on Tuesday before Maryland comes to town for a three-game series with huge postseason implications.

 

Wake Forest                         Overall: 25-16        ACC: 9-12

This Week: 3-1

4/17    @ UNC Greensboro   W, 10-2

4/20    Virginia Tech            W, 5-1

4/21    Virginia Tech            L, 6-8

4/21    Virginia Tech            W, 8-6

Next Up:

4/24    @ Winthrop

4/27    @ Boston College

4/28    @ Boston College

4/29    @ Boston College

 

The Demon Deacons had another good week, winning a game at UNC Greensboro before taking a series at home from Virginia Tech. This week Wake Forest travels to Winthrop on Tuesday before heading north and taking on the Eagles from Boston College in ACC action.

 

 

Future Feature:

Pittsburgh                           Overall: 19-20        BE: 4-11

This Week: 2-3

4/17    @ Kent State           L, 5-6

4/18    Akron                     W, 3-2

4/20    @ West Virginia        L, 4-8

4/22    @ West Virginia        W, 14-5 (7)

4/22    @ West Virginia        L, 5-7

Next Up:

4/28    Georgetown

4/28    Georgetown

4/29    Georgetown

 

The Panthers had another up-and-down week, splitting two midweek games before dropping the Backyard Brawl series at West Virginia. This week Pittsburgh has not midweek games before playing a three-game home series against Georgetown.

 

 

2012 ACC Standings

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

 

Atlantic

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

Florida State

19-2

33-7

2

NC State

13-8

6.0

26-12

3

Clemson

12-9

7.0

24-17

4

Wake Forest

9-12

10.0

25-16

5

Maryland

7-14

12.0

25-17

6

Boston College

6-15

13.0

15-25

Coastal

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

North Carolina

13-8

29-12

2

Miami (FL)

12-9

1.0

26-14

3

Virginia

11-10

2.0

26-14-1

4

Georgia Tech

9-12

4.0

24-17

5

Virginia Tech

8-13

5.0

27-15

6

Duke

7-14

6.0

15-26

 

2012 ACC Tournament Seedings:

Here’s a quick look at how the ACC Tournament would be seeded as of April 23rd:

 

Seed

Team

ACC

1

Florida State

19-2

2

North Carolina

13-8

3

NC State

13-8

4

Clemson

12-9

5

Miami (FL)

12-9

6

Virginia

11-10

7

Wake Forest

9-12

8

Georgia Tech

9-12

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9

Virginia Tech

8-13

10

Maryland

7-14

11

Duke

7-14

12

Boston College

6-15

 

 

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

3/19

NR

6

15

NR

12

20

4

NR

NR

3/26

NR

4

NR

NR

12

20

5

NR

NR

4/2

NR

2

NR

NR

18

17

3

NR

NR

4/9

NR

1

NR

NR

13

22

14

NR

NR

4/16

NR

1

NR

NR

18

21

10

NR

NR

4/23

NR

1

NR

NR

22

19

16

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

3/19

NR

5

20

NR

9

11

7

NR

NR

3/26

NR

5

NR

NR

7

9

6

NR

NR

4/2

NR

3

NR

NR

12

13

6

NR

NR

4/9

NR

2

NR

NR

7

17

12

NR

NR

4/16

NR

5

NR

NR

15

18

10

NR

NR

4/23

NR

5

NR

NR

24

21

15

NR

NR

 

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

3/19

NR

4

14

NR

9

20

5

NR

NR

3/26

NR

4

21

NR

8

22

5

NR

NR

4/2

NR

2

23

NR

13

22

3

NR

NR

4/9

NR

1

NR

NR

6

21

8

24

NR

4/16

NR

2

NR

NR

12

19

6

25

NR

4/23

NR

1

NR

NR

18

22

10

25

NR

 

ACC and the RPI

A quick look at where ACC team’s stand in the RPI as of Monday, April 23rd:

 

Team

Warren Nolan

Boyd’s World

Boston College

88

          84
Clemson

31

31

Duke

108

110

Florida State

2

2

Georgia Tech

33

35

Maryland

38

33

Miami (FL)

17

17

NC State

15

15

North Carolina

6

6

Virginia

23

23

Virginia Tech

36

37

Wake Forest

24

24

Pittsburgh

211

206

 

 

 

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