Around the ACC

Around the ACC

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Around the ACC

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By Trey McCurry.

The ACC went 28-4 in non-conference action over the last 10 days to move to 207-73 (.739) on the year against non-ACC foes. Last week, seven different ACC squads had perfect 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, teams look to solidify their ACC Tournament spots this weekend as conference play gets back into full swing with all but Boston College (non-conference series) and Maryland (exams) in action.

 

Boston College                    Overall: 20-29        ACC: 9-18

This Week: 1-3

5/1     Northeastern                     W, 12-6

5/4     @ #10 North Carolina                   L, 1-15

5/5     @ #10 North Carolina                   L, 5-6

5/6     @ #10 North Carolina                   L, 1-4

Next Up:

5/12    Fordham

5/12    Fordham

5/15    vs. Maine

The Eagles won their consolation game of the Beanpot over Northeastern before hitting the road and being swept at #10 North Carolina. After almost a week off, Boston College host a doubleheader against Fordham on Saturday before facing Maine at a neutral site in Old Orchard Beach, ME Tuesday.

Duke                                      Overall: 19-29        ACC: 7-17

This Week: 3-0

5/6     @ Longwood           W, 9-2

5/8     Coppin State            W, 14-0

5/8     Coppin State            W, 4-3 (7)

Next Up:

5/11    #7 North Carolina

5/12    #7 North Carolina

5/13    #7 North Carolina

5/15    Presbyterian

The Blue Devils won three games out of conference last week, a single game at Longwood and then a doubleheader home sweep of Coppin State. This week Duke takes on instate rival #7 North Carolina in a three-game set before hosting Presbyterian on Tuesday.

Florida State                        Overall: 40-9           ACC: 21-3

This Week: 4-2

5/2     @ Jacksonville                   W, 3-0

5/5     Maryland                 W, 10-3

5/6     Maryland                 W, 9-2

5/7     Maryland                 L, 5-8

5/8     @ Stetson               W, 9-1

5/9     @ Stetson               L, 5-6

Next Up:

5/12    @ Clemson

5/13    @ Clemson

5/14    @ Clemson

The Seminoles, ranked as high as #1 in the nation, won at Jacksonville before winning three games in five days (a home series win over Maryland and splitting a two-game series at Stetson). This week Florida State travels to Clemson for a Saturday-Monday series.

Georgia Tech                       Overall: 30-19        ACC: 10-14

This Week: 4-0

5/5     Charlotte                 W, 9-0

5/6     Charlotte                 W, 6-3

5/6     Charlotte                 W, 6-5 (11)

5/9     Georgia                   W, 8-6

Next Up:

5/11    @ #21 Virginia

5/12    @ #21 Virginia

5/13    @ #21 Virginia

 

The Yellow Jackets swept three games from Charlotte in two days before taking the season series from in-state rival Georgia. This week Georgia Tech looks to improve their ACC and NCAA Tournament standings in an important series at #21 Virginia.

 

Maryland                              Overall: 31-22        ACC: 9-18

This Week: 3-3

5/1     Norfolk State           W, 1-0

5/2     @ George Mason      L, 3-5

5/5     @ #1 Florida State    L, 3-10

5/6     @ #1 Florida State    L, 2-9

5/7     @ #1 Florida State    W, 8-5

5/9     Penn State               W, 7-3 (5)

Next Up:

No Games until May 17th

 

The Terrapins had a busy stretch with six games in eight days, winning two of three non-conference games to finish 22-4 in non-ACC play and losing a series at Florida State. This week Maryland, which reached 30 wins for only the third time in program history, has the next eight days off for final exams.

 

Miami (FL)                            Overall: 30-17        ACC: 12-12

This Week: 3-0

5/4     Bethune-Cookman    W, 7-0

5/5     Bethune-Cookman    W, 5-4

5/6     Bethune-Cookman    W, 4-3

Next Up:

5/11    Wake Forest

5/12    Wake Forest

5/13    Wake Forest

5/15    Florida Gulf Coast

 

The Hurricanes, ranked as high as #21 in the country, swept a three-game series from in-state foe Bethune-Cookman last weekend. After taking the midweek off, Miami (FL) hosts Wake Forest this weekend in ACC action before hosting Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday.

 

NC State                                Overall: 34-12        ACC: 16-8

This Week: 4-0

5/4     Cal State-Bakersfield  W, 8-4

5/6     Cal State-Bakersfield  W, 2-0

5/6     Cal State-Bakersfield  W, 10-7

5/8     North Carolina A&T   W, 5-1

Next Up:

5/11    @ Virginia Tech

5/12    @ Virginia Tech

5/13    @ Virginia Tech

5/15    UNC Greensboro

 

The Wolfpack, ranked as high as #13 in the nation, swept a three-game non-conference home series over Cal State-Bakersfield before taking a midweek game from North Carolina A&T. This week NC State looks to improve its NCAA Tournament standing with a three-game series at Virginia Tech followed by a game against UNC Greensboro on Tuesday.

 

North Carolina                    Overall: 35-13        ACC: 16-8

This Week: 5-0

5/2     Winthrop                 W, 2-0

5/4     Boston College                  W, 15-1

5/5     Boston College                  W, 6-5

5/6     Boston College                  W, 4-1

5/8     UNC Wilmington       W, 4-2

Next Up:

5/11    @ Duke

5/12    @ Duke

5/13    @ Duke

5/15    @ UNC Asheville

 

The Tar Heels, ranked as high as #7 in the country, swept five home games in the past week (single games over Winthrop and UNC Wilmington as well as a three-game sweep of Boston College. This weekend North Carolina travels to rival Duke before heading to UNC Asheville on Tuesday.

 

Virginia                                 Overall: 32-14-1    ACC: 14-10

This Week: 1-0

5/9     High Point               W, 12-3

Next Up:

5/11    Georgia Tech

5/12    Georgia Tech

5/13    Georgia Tech

5/15    VCU

 

The Cavaliers, ranked as high as #21 in the nation, came back from a break for exams with a win over High Point on Wednesday. This week Virginia hosts Georgia Tech for three games and VCU on Tuesday as they look to stay in the race for a regional host spot.

 

Virginia Tech                       Overall: 32-16        ACC: 10-14

This Week: 3-1

5/1     North Carolina A&T   W, 6-0

5/2     VMI                       W, 18-0

Next Up:

5/11    NC State

5/12    NC State

5/13    NC State

5/15    Liberty

 

The Hokies had two shutouts during the last week before taking the weekend off from action. This week Virginia Tech hosts NC State in a key series for the NCAA Tournament aspirations before welcoming Liberty to Blacksburg on Tuesday.

 

Wake Forest                         Overall: 27-20        ACC: 9-15

This Week: 1-1

5/1     Elon                       W, 7-5

5/2     @ Elon                             L, 2-3

Next Up:

5/11    @ #21 Miami (FL)

5/12    @ #21 Miami (FL)

5/13    @ #21 Miami (FL)

5/15    Charlotte

 

The Demon Deacons split a midweek home-and-home series with Elon before having last weekend off from play. This week Wake Forest looks to keep their ACC and NCAA Tournament hopes alive as they travel down to Miami (FL) this weekend and host Charlotte on Tuesday.

 

 

Future Feature:

Pittsburgh                           Overall: 25-22        BE: 8-13

This Week: 4-1

5/1     @ Ohio                            W, 5-1

5/5     @ Rutgers               L, 1-3

5/5     @ Rutgers               W, 5-2

5/6     @ Rutgers               W, 4-3

5/8     Akron                     W, 8-2

Next Up:

5/11    @ Seton Hall

5/12    @ Seton Hall

5/12    @ Seton Hall

5/15    @ Youngstown State

 

The Panthers had a good week, winning three of four road games (including a series at Rutgers) and taking a single midweek game at home from Akron. This week Pittsburgh is again on the road as they head to Seton Hall for a three-game series and then play at Youngstown State on Tuesday.

 

 

2012 ACC Standings

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

 

Atlantic

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

Florida State

21-3

40-9

2

NC State

16-8

5.0

34-12

3

Clemson

14-10

7.0

29-20

4

Wake Forest

9-15

12.0

27-20

5

Boston College

9-18

13.5

20-29

6

Maryland

9-18

13.5

31-22

Coastal

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

North Carolina

16-8

35-13

2

Virginia

14-10

2.0

32-14-1

3

Miami (FL)

12-12

4.0

30-17

4

Georgia Tech

10-14

6.0

30-19

5

Virginia Tech

10-14

6.0

32-16

6

Duke

7-17

9.0

19-29

 

2012 ACC Tournament Seedings:

Here’s a quick look at how the ACC Tournament would be seeded as of May 10th:

 

Seed

Team

ACC

1

Florida State

21-3

2

North Carolina

16-8

3

NC State

16-8

4

Virginia

14-10

5

Clemson

14-10

6

Miami (FL)

12-12

7

Georgia Tech

10-14

8

Virginia Tech

10-14

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9

Wake Forest

9-15

10

Boston College

9-18

11

Maryland

9-18

12

Duke

7-17

 

 

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

4/30

NR

1

NR

NR

NR

17

16

23

NR

5/7

NR

1

NR

NR

NR

13

12

21

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

4/30

NR

2

NR

NR

NR

17

16

23

NR

5/7

NR

1

NR

NR

NR

15

14

23

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

4/30

NR

1

NR

NR

21

18

10

22

NR

5/7

NR

1

NR

NR

21

17

7

22

NR

 

ACC and the RPI

A quick look at where ACC team’s stand in the RPI as of Thursday, May 10th:

 

Team

Warren Nolan

Boyd’s World

Boston College

66

          63
Clemson

23

24

Duke

113

110

Florida State

2

2

Georgia Tech

28

28

Maryland

35

27

Miami (FL)

15

16

NC State

14

13

North Carolina

6

7

Virginia

11

10

Virginia Tech

31

32

Wake Forest

40

37

Pittsburgh

186

183

 

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