Around the ACC

Around the ACC

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Around the ACC

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By Trey McCurry.

Trey McCurry

The ACC went 12-3 in non-conference action to move to 141-39 (.783) on the year. Virginia Tech (4-0) was the only team to have an undefeated week as both Florida State and North Carolina lost their first games of the year last weekend. Six teams (Florida State, Georgia Tech, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia, & Virginia Tech) are ranked in at least one of the three major polls this week led by the top-ranked Tar Heels. As we enter the third weekend of ACC play, two series this weekend feature two ranked teams with #16 NC State traveling to #11 Virginia and #9 Georgia Tech heading down to Tallahassee to take on #5 Florida State. 

The three teams slated to join the ACC in coming seasons (Louisville, Notre Dame, & Pittsburgh) have each continued their impressive starts to the 2013 season. The teams have a combined record of 42-13 while Louisville (#4) and Notre Dame (#15) are ranked. All three teams kick off Big East play this weekend. 

Boston College                Overall: 3-15                   ACC: 0-6

This Week: 0-3

3/15   @ #9 Georgia Tech  L, 5-12

3/16   @ #9 Georgia Tech  L, 3-11

3/17   @ #9 Georgia Tech  L, 1-9

Next Up:

3/22   #1 North Carolina

3/23   #1 North Carolina

3/24   #1 North Carolina

3/26   @ Northeastern

3/27   Bryant 

The Eagles were swept at #9 Georgia Tech last weekend and then had two midweek games postponed due to weather. This weekend Boston College opens its home schedule with #1 North Carolina before midweek games at Northeastern and at home against Bryant. 

Duke                               Overall: 11-10                 ACC: 2-4

This Week: 1-3

3/15   Virginia Tech                   L, 1-2 (11)

3/16   Virginia Tech                   L, 7-14

3/17   Virginia Tech                   L, 2-6

3/20   Charlotte               W, 3-0

Next Up:

3/22   @ Clemson

3/23   @ Clemson

3/24   @ Clemson

3/26   @ Campbell

3/27   @ NC A&T

 

The Blue Devils were swept by Virginia Tech at home last weekend but rebounded with a midweek win over Charlotte. This weekend Duke travels to Clemson for a three-game set before road midweek tilts at Campbell and North Carolina A&T.

 

Florida State                   Overall: 20-1                   ACC: 5-1

This Week: 4-1

3/15   @ Maryland            L, 3-5

3/16   @ Maryland            W, 7-6

3/17   @ Maryland            W, 4-3

3/19   Stetson                  W, 5-3

3/20   Stetson                  W, 14-1

Next Up:

3/22   #9 Georgia Tech

3/23   #9 Georgia Tech

3/24   #9 Georgia Tech

3/26   vs. Florida

 

The Seminoles, ranked as high as #5 in the nation, won a series at Maryland before sweeping a two-game midweek series from Stetson. This weekend Florida State hosts #9 Georgia Tech in a huge ACC series before taking on rival Florida in Jacksonville on Tuesday.

 

Georgia Tech                  Overall: 12-1                   ACC: 0-0

This Week: 4-0

3/15   Boston College       W, 12-5

3/16   Boston College       W, 11-3

3/17   Boston College       W, 9-1

3/19   Georgia Southern   L, 4-5

Next Up:

3/22   @ #5 Florida State

3/23   @ #5 Florida State

3/24   @ #5 Florida State

3/26   The Citadel 

The Yellow Jackets, ranked as high as #9 in the country, swept three games from Boston College before dropping a midweek game to Georgia Southern. This weekend Georgia Tech heads down to Tallahassee to take on #5 Florida State before hosting The Citadel Tuesday. 

Maryland                         Overall: 13-7                   ACC: 2-4

This Week: 4-0

3/15   #5 Florida State      W, 5-3

3/16   #5 Florida State      L, 6-7

3/17   #5 Florida State      L, 3-4

3/19   James Madison      W, 10-7

Next Up:

3/22   Wake Forest

3/23   Wake Forest

3/24   Wake Forest

3/26   George Mason 

The Terrapins dropped a really tough home series to #5 Florida State last weekend before beating James Madison on Tuesday. This weekend Maryland hosts Wake Forest for a three-game set before welcoming George Mason for a single-game Tuesday. 

Miami (FL)                      Overall: 17-7                   ACC: 2-4

This Week: 3-2

3/15   @ #1 N. Carolina     W, 4-1

3/16   @ #1 N. Carolina     L, 2-14

3/17   @ #1 N. Carolina     L, 1-4

3/19   Columbia               W, 9-6

3/20   Columbia               W, 6-4

Next Up:

3/22   #24 Virginia Tech

3/23   #24 Virginia Tech

3/24   #24 Virginia Tech

3/27   Florida Atlantic 

The Hurricanes dropped their second straight ACC series at top-ranked North Carolina last weekend before sweeping two midweek games from Columbia. This weekend Miami (FL) welcomes #24 Virginia Tech for three games before hosting Florida Atlantic Wednesday. 

NC State                          Overall: 16-6                   ACC: 3-3

This Week: 2-2

3/15   @ Wake Forest       W, 12-6

3/16   @ Wake Forest       L, 4-13

3/17   @ Wake Forest       W, 5-2

3/19   UNC Greensboro     L, 5-8 (11)

Next Up:

3/23   @ #11 Virginia

3/24   @ #11 Virginia

3/25   @ #11 Virginia

3/27   @ UNC Wilmington 

The Wolfpack, ranked as high as #16 in the country, won a series at division rival Wake Forest last weekend before dropping a midweek affair to in-state foe UNC Greensboro. This weekend NC State travels to #11 Virginia for a Saturday-Sunday-Monday series before heading to UNC Wilmington Wednesday. 

North Carolina                Overall: 19-1                   ACC: 5-1

This Week: 3-1

3/15   Miami (FL)             L, 1-4

3/16   Miami (FL)             W, 14-2

3/17   Miami (FL)             W, 4-1

3/19   Princeton               W, 16-0

Next Up:

3/22   @ Boston College

3/22   @ Boston College

3/23   @ Boston College

3/26   VCU

3/27   Winthrop 

The Tar Heels, the top ranked team in the nation, won a series over Miami (FL) before an easy midweek win over Princeton. This weekend North Carolina travels to Boston College before returning home for two midweek games with VCU and Winthrop. 

Virginia                           Overall: 19-2                   ACC: 4-2

This Week: 4-1

3/15   @ Clemson             W, 6-5 (11)

3/16   @ Clemson             L, 6-7

3/17   @ Clemson             W, 8-5

3/19   Yale                       W, 14-3

3/20   Yale                       W, 10-0

Next Up:

3/23   #16 NC State

3/24   #16 NC State

3/25   #16 NC State

3/26   Towson 

The Cavaliers, ranked as high as #11 in the country, took two of three games at Clemson last weekend before a midweek, two-game sweep of Yale. This weekend Virginia hosts #16 NC State in a Saturday-Sunday-Monday ACC series before welcoming Towson Tuesday. 

Virginia Tech                  Overall: 17-5         ACC: 4-2

This Week: 4-0

3/15   @ Duke                  W, 2-1 (11)

3/16   @ Duke                  W, 14-7

3/17   @ Duke                  W, 6-2

3/19   Liberty                   W, 16-6

Next Up:

3/22   @ Miami (FL)

3/23   @ Miami (FL)

3/24   @ Miami (FL)

3/26   VMI 

The Hokies, ranked as high as #24 in the nation, swept Duke on the road last weekend before winning a home midweek game over Liberty. This weekend Virginia Tech hits the road again as it travels to Miami (FL) for an ACC series before returning home Tuesday against VMI. 

Wake Forest                    Overall: 12-11                 ACC: 1-5

This Week: 1-3

3/15   #17 NC State           L, 6-12

3/16   #17 NC State          W, 13-4

3/17   #17 NC State          L, 2-5

3/19   Coastal Carolina    L, 6-7

Next Up:

3/22   @ Maryland

3/23   @ Maryland

3/24   @ Maryland

3/26   Western Carolina 

The Demon Deacons dropped a home ACC series to in-state rival NC State last weekend and then fell in a midweek game to Coastal Carolina. This weekend Wake Forest hits the road for its first away ACC action at Maryland before hosting Western Carolina on Tuesday.

 

Future Feature:

Louisville                       Overall: 18-2                   BE: 0-0

This Week: 5-0

3/15   Xavier                    W, 6-1

3/16   Xavier                    W, 7-0

3/16   Xavier                    W, 8-6

3/19   Southern Cal          W, 13-6

3/20   Southern Cal          W, 6-3

Next Up:

3/22   Rutgers

3/23   Rutgers

3/24   Rutgers

3/26   @ Indiana 

The Cardinals, ranked as high as #4 in the country and winners of nine straight, swept three games from Xavier before sweeping a midweek series with Southern Cal. This weekend Louisville opens Big East play with Rutgers before traveling to Indiana on Tuesday. 

Notre Dame                   Overall: 12-5                   BE: 0-0

This Week: 2-1

3/14   @ Cal Poly              L, 3-6

3/15   @ Cal Poly              W, 1-0

3/16   @ Cal Poly              W, 6-5

Next Up:

3/22   Seton Hall

3/23   Seton Hall

3/24   Seton Hall

3/25   Kent State

3/26   Kent State 

The Irish, ranked as high as #15 in the nation, wrapped up their California road swing by taking two of three games at Cal Poly. This weekend Notre Dame opens their home, and Big East, slate with Seton Hall before hosting a two-game series with Kent State. 

Pittsburgh                      Overall: 12-6                   BE: 0-0

This Week: 3-1

3/15   Niagara                  W, 17-3

3/15   Toledo                   W, 4-2

3/16   Niagara                  L, 5-7

3/17   Toledo                   W, 9-5

Next Up:

3/22   @ St. John’s (NY)

3/23   @ St. John’s (NY)

3/24   @ St. John’s (NY)

3/27   Penn State 

The Panthers won three of four games at the Panther Classic last weekend, sweeping Toledo and splitting two games with Niagara. This weekend Pittsburgh opens Big East play at St. John’s (NY) before hosting in-state rival Penn State on Wednesday.

 

2013 ACC Standings

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

Atlantic

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

Florida State

5-1

—–

20-1

2

Clemson

3-3

2.0

12-7

NC State

3-3

2.0

16-6

4

Maryland

2-4

3.0

13-7

5

Wake Forest

1-5

4.0

12-11

6

Boston College

0-6

5.0

3-15

Coastal

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

North Carolina

5-1

—–

19-1

Georgia Tech

5-1

—–

17-3

3

Virginia

4-2

1.0

19-2

Virginia Tech

4-2

1.0

17-5

5

Duke

2-4

3.0

11-10

Miami (FL)

2-4

3.0

17-7

ACC in the Polls

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

Baseball America

 

FSU

GT

MIA

NCS

UNC

UVA

VT

LOU

ND

Pre

20

16

NR

8

1

NR

NR

4

NR

2/18

19

16

NR

10

1

NR

24

4

NR

2/25

19

16

NR

10

1

NR

25

4

22

3/4

18

14

NR

9

1

25

24

5

22

3/11

12

9

NR

18

1

22

NR

4

17

3/18

12

9

NR

NR

1

14

24

4

15

 

Collegiate Baseball

 

FSU

GT

MIA

NCS

UNC

UVA

VT

LOU

ND

Pre

19

17

NR

11

2

NR

NR

22

NR

2/18

18

17

20

13

1

NR

NR

NR

NR

2/25

18

19

20

11

1

24

NR

23

NR

3/4

15

16

24

8

1

17

NR

19

25

3/11

7

11

NR

17

1

12

NR

14

22

3/18

7

10

NR

16

1

11

NR

13

19

 

USA Today/ESPN Coaches

 

FSU

GT

MIA

NCS

UNC

UVA

VT

LOU

ND

Pre

9

21

NR

11

4

T-25

NR

T-25

NR

2/18

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

2/25

6

20

21

18

1

19

NR

22

NR

3/4

5

18

24

14

1

17

NR

20

NR

3/11

5

12

NR

21

1

13

NR

14

22

3/18

5

11

NR

18

1

13

NR

14

22

 

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