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By Trey McCurry.

By Trey McCurry

The ACC went 14-2 in non-conference midweek action to move to 164-48 (.774) against non-ACC opponents on the year. Only Duke had an undefeated week (4-0) and 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. The three teams slated to join the ACC in coming seasons (Louisville, Notre Dame, and Pittsburgh) went 9-4 during the week with three of the games coming against each other as they moved to a combined 59-21 (.738) this season.

 

Boston College                Overall: 5-22                   ACC: 0-11

This Week: 2-3

3/29   @ Duke                  L, 0-13

3/30   @ Duke                  L, 4-7

3/30   @ Duke                  L, 0-6

4/2     @ Connecticut        W, 7-4

4/3     Harvard                 W, 8-6

Next Up:

4/5     Clemson

4/6     Clemson

4/7     Clemson

4/9     @ Dartmouth

4/10   @ Massachusetts

 

The Eagles were swept at Duke last weekend but rebounded with midweek wins at Connecticut and at home against Harvard. This weekend Boston College welcomes Clemson for a three-game set before road games at Dartmouth and Massachusetts.

 

Duke                               Overall: 17-13                 ACC: 6-6

This Week: 4-0

3/29   Boston College       W, 13-0

3/30   Boston College       W, 7-4

3/30   Boston College       W, 6-0

4/2     Davidson               W, 9-3

Next Up:

4/5     #12 Georgia Tech

4/6     #12 Georgia Tech

4/7     #12 Georgia Tech

4/9     UNC Greensboro

4/10   North Carolina Central

 

The Blue Devils swept three games from Boston College before beating Davidson in midweek action on Tuesday. This weekend Duke continues their home stand with three games against #12 Georgia Tech followed by midweek tilts with UNC Greensboro and NC Central.

 

salvaged a game in the three-game series at Clemson before continuing their road swing by splitting midweek games at Campbell (loss) and at North Carolina A&T (win). This weekend Duke hosts Boston College for three games before Davidson comes to town on Tuesday.

 

Florida State                   Overall: 25-4                   ACC: 8-4

This Week: 2-2

3/29   @ Virginia Tech      L, 2-3

3/30   @ Virginia Tech      W, 11-10

3/30   @ Virginia Tech      L, 1-8

4/2     Florida Gulf Coast  W, 12-9

Next Up:

4/5     @ Miami (FL)

4/6     @ Miami (FL)

4/7     @ Miami (FL)

4/9     Florida

 

The Seminoles, ranked as high as #5 in the nation, dropped a tough series at Virginia Tech and then won a single game over Florida Gulf Coast. This weekend Florida State travels to archrival Miami (FL) for three games before wrapping up their series with Florida Tuesday.

 

Georgia Tech                  Overall: 22-7                   ACC: 8-4

This Week: 2-2

3/29   Wake Forest           W, 5-1

3/30   Wake Forest           W, 8-1

3/30   Wake Forest           L, 6-8

4/2     @ Mercer               L, 1-10

4/3     Kennesaw State      W, 9-1

Next Up:

4/5     @ Duke

4/6     @ Duke

4/7     @ Duke

4/9     @ Georgia

 

The Yellow Jackets, ranked as high as #12 in the country, picked up a home series win over Wake Forest before splitting two midweek games at Mercer and against Kennesaw State. This weekend Georgia Tech travels to Duke before heading to rival Georgia on Tuesday.

 

Maryland                         Overall: 16-12                 ACC: 4-8

This Week: 2-2

3/29   @ NC State             L, 2-3

3/30   @ NC State             W, 3-2

3/31   @ NC State             L, 4-9

4/3     Rider                     W, 6-3

Next Up:

4/5     @ #1 North Carolina

4/6     @ #1 North Carolina

4/7     @ #1 North Carolina

4/9     VCU

4/10   @ George Mason

 

The Terrapins dropped two of three games at NC State last weekend and then returned home for a midweek win over Rider. This weekend Maryland travels to top-ranked North Carolina for a three-game set before midweek contests against VCU and at George Mason.

 

Miami (FL)                      Overall: 20-12                 ACC: 5-7

This Week: 1-3

3/29   @ #5 Virginia          L, 4-15

3/30   @ #5 Virginia          L, 1-8

3/31   @ #5 Virginia          W, 4-3

4/3     Bethune-Cookman  L, 3-5

Next Up:

4/5     #5 Florida State

4/6     #5 Florida State

4/7     #5 Florida State

4/10   Stetson

 

The Hurricanes dropped a series at #5 Virginia before returning home and falling to Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday. This weekend Miami (FL) welcomes rival #5 Florida State to town for three games before Stetson visits for a single game on Wednesday.

 

NC State                          Overall: 21-10                 ACC: 5-7

This Week: 4-1

3/29   Maryland                W, 3-2

3/30   Maryland                L, 2-3

3/31   Maryland                W, 9-4

4/2     @ East Carolina      W, 6-1

4/3     Elon                      W, 8-6

Next Up:

4/5     #22 Virginia Tech

4/6     #22 Virginia Tech

4/7     #22 Virginia Tech

4/9     East Carolina

 

The Wolfpack, ranked as high as #25 in the country, picked up a series win over Maryland followed by midweek wins at East Carolina and at home against Elon. This weekend NC State hosts #22 Virginia Tech for three games before a Tuesday game against East Carolina.

 

North Carolina                Overall: 26-2                   ACC: 9-2

This Week: 3-1

3/30   Clemson                W, 10-3

3/31   Clemson                W, 6-2

4/1     Clemson                L, 4-5 (11)

4/3     @ UNC Wilmington  W, 10-0

Next Up:

4/5     Maryland

4/6     Maryland

4/7     Maryland

4/9     @ Elon

4/10   Liberty

 

The Tar Heels, the top ranked team in the nation, won two of three home games from Clemson before a road win at UNC Wilmington. This weekend North Carolina travels to Maryland before midweek matchups at Elon and at home against Liberty.

 

Virginia                           Overall: 27-3                   ACC: 9-3

This Week: 4-0

3/29   Miami (FL)             W, 15-4

3/30   Miami (FL)             W, 8-1

3/31   Miami (FL)             L, 3-4

4/2     @ Liberty               W, 2-0

4/3     VMI                        W, 8-6

Next Up:

4/6     @ Wake Forest

4/7     @ Wake Forest

4/8     @ Wake Forest

4/10   Radford

 

The Cavaliers, ranked as high as #4 in the country, won a home series over Miami (FL) before picking up two midweek wins at Liberty and at home against VMI. This weekend Virginia travels to Wake Forest for a Saturday-Monday series and hosts Radford on Wednesday.

 

Virginia Tech                  Overall: 21-9                   ACC: 7-5

This Week: 3-1

3/29   #4 Florida State      W, 3-2

3/30   #4 Florida State      L, 10-11

3/30   #4 Florida State      W, 8-1

4/2     VCU                       W, 11-5

Next Up:

4/5     @ #25 NC State

4/6     @ #25 NC State

4/7     @ #25 NC State

4/9     Longwood

 

The Hokies, ranked as high as #22 in the nation, picked up a huge home series win over #4 Florida State and then defeated VCU in midweek action. This weekend Virginia Tech travels to #25 NC State for three games before returning home to face Longwood on Tuesday.

 

Wake Forest                    Overall: 17-14                 ACC: 4-8

This Week: 3-1

3/29   @ #13 Ga. Tech      L, 1-5

3/30   @ #13 Ga. Tech      L, 1-8

3/31   @ #13 Ga. Tech      W, 8-6

4/2     UNC Greensboro     W, 5-4

Next Up:

4/6     #4 Virginia

4/7     #4 Virginia

4/8     #4 Virginia

4/9     @ High Point

4/10   High Point

 

The Demon Deacons dropped a road series at #13 Georgia Tech and followed that up with a home win over UNC Greensboro. This weekend Wake Forest hosts #4 Virginia for a Saturday-Monday series before a home-and-home midweek set with High Point.

 

 

Future Feature:

Louisville                       Overall: 22-6                   BE: 4-2

This Week: 3-1

3/28   #16 Notre Dame     W, 10-5

3/29   #16 Notre Dame     W, 2-1

3/30   #16 Notre Dame     W, 10-5

4/2     #8 Kentucky           L, 4-5 (10)

Next Up:

4/5     @ Cincinnati

4/6     @ Cincinnati

4/7     @ Cincinnati

4/9     @ Western Kentucky

 

The Cardinals, ranked as high as #9 in the country, swept a home series from #16 Notre Dame before dropping a heartbreaker to rival #8 Kentucky. This weekend Louisville travels to Cincinnati for three games before heading to in-state foe Western Kentucky on Tuesday.

 

Notre Dame                   Overall: 17-9                   BE: 2-4

This Week: 2-3

3/28   @ #10 Louisville      L, 5-10

3/29   @ #10 Louisville      L, 1-2

3/30   @ #10 Louisville      L, 5-10

4/2     Illinois-Chicago      W, 6-2

4/3     Valparaiso             W, 3-1

Next Up:

4/5     Villanova

4/6     Villanova

4/7     Villanova

4/9     Michigan

4/10   Eastern Michigan

 

The Irish, ranked as high as #20 in the nation, were swept on the road by #10 Louisville before rebounding with two midweek home wins. This weekend Notre Dame hosts Villanova for a three-game series before home midweek games with Michigan and Eastern Michigan.

 

Pittsburgh                      Overall: 20-6                   BE: 3-0

This Week: 4-0

3/29   Towson                 W, 5-2

3/29   Towson                 W, 2-1 (15)

3/30   Towson                 W, 7-5

4/2     @ Akron                 W, 11-7

Next Up:

4/5     @ South Florida

4/6     @ South Florida

4/7     @ South Florida

4/9     @ Youngstown State

 

The Panthers had another good week; sweeping three games from Towson before a midweek road win at Akron. This weekend Pittsburgh travels down to South Florida for a three-game set before continuing their road swing at Youngstown State Tuesday.

 

 

2013 ACC Standings

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

 

Atlantic

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

Florida State

8-4

—–

25-4

2

Clemson

6-6

2.0

18-11

3

NC State

5-7

3.0

21-10

4

Wake Forest

4-8

4.0

17-14

Maryland

4-8

4.0

16-12

6

Boston College

0-11

7.5

5-22

Coastal

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

North Carolina

9-2

—–

26-2

2

Virginia

9-3

0.5

27-3

3

Georgia Tech

8-4

1.5

22-7

4

Virginia Tech

7-5

2.5

21-9

5

Duke

6-6

3.5

17-13

6

Miami (FL)

5-7

4.5

20-12

 

 

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

3/25

6

13

NR

NR

1

9

NR

10

16

4/1

8

12

NR

NR

1

5

22

9

20

 

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

3/25

4

15

NR

NR

1

8

NR

17

21

4/1

7

15

NR

NR

1

4

NR

12

23

 

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

3/25

4

16

NR

NR

1

5

NR

18

17

4/1

5

15

NR

T-25

1

8

NR

14

24

 

 

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