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By Trey McCurry.

By Trey McCurry

The ACC, the top rated conference in the RPI, went 10-3 against non-conference opponents this past week to improve to 202-57 (.780) against non-ACC opponents. NC State (4-0), Virginia (5-0), and Wake Forest (4-0) all had undefeated weeks and six teams (Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, NC State, North Carolina, & Virginia) 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 8-4 during the week as they moved to a combined 82-36 (.695) this season.

 

Boston College                Overall: 6-34         ACC: 0-20

This Week: 0-4

4/20   @ Wake Forest       L, 1-5

4/20   @ Wake Forest       L, 2-9

4/21   @ Wake Forest       L, 9-10 (11)

4/24   vs. St. John’s (NY)  L, 5-9

Next Up:

4/26   Miami (FL)

4/27   Miami (FL)

4/28   Miami (FL)

4/30   @ Rhode Island

 

The Eagles were swept at Wake Forest last weekend before dropping a game to St. John’s (NY) in Norwich, CT. This weekend Boston College welcomes Miami (FL) for three games before hitting the road for a Tuesday matchup at Rhode Island.

 

Duke                               Overall: 24-20       ACC: 8-13

This Week: 2-3

4/20   @ #1 N. Carolina     L, 1-7

4/20   @ #1 N. Carolina     L, 1-4

4/21   @ #1 N. Carolina     L, 1-10

4/23   High Point             W, 5-4

4/24   @ High Point          W, 4-2

Next Up:

4/26   Maryland

4/27   Maryland

4/28   Maryland

 

The Blue Devils were swept at top-ranked rival North Carolina last weekend and rebounded with a midweek home-and-home sweep of High Point. This weekend Duke hosts Maryland for an important three game series as both teams try to climb into ACC Tournament contention.

 

Florida State                   Overall: 32-9         ACC: 13-8

This Week: 1-3

4/20   @ #7 Virginia          L, 2-9

4/20   @ #7 Virginia          L, 0-2

4/21   @ #7 Virginia          L, 2-5

4/23   @ Jacksonville        W, 9-0

Next Up:

4/26   Wake Forest

4/27   Wake Forest

4/28   Wake Forest

 

The Seminoles, ranked as high as #9 in the nation, was swept by #7 Virginia last weekend in Charlottesville before taking a road game from Jacksonville on Tuesday night. This weekend Florida State hosts Wake Forest before taking a break for exams.

 

Georgia Tech                  Overall: 27-14       ACC: 11-10

This Week: 0-4

4/19   #15 NC State          L, 4-13

4/20   #15 NC State          L, 2-6

4/21   #15 NC State          L, 7-8

4/23   vs. Georgia            L, 0-17

Next Up:

4/26   @ #13 Clemson

4/27   @ #13 Clemson

4/27   @ #13 Clemson

 

The Yellow Jackets, ranked as high as #19 in the country, was swept by a red-hot #15 NC State last weekend before dropping a game to Georgia on Tuesday at Turner Field. This weekend Georgia Tech travels to rival Clemson for a big ACC series.

 

Maryland                         Overall: 23-20       ACC: 6-15

This Week: 3-2

4/20   Virginia Tech                   W, 10-9

4/20   Virginia Tech                   L, 0-11

4/21   Virginia Tech                   L, 2-3

4/23   Liberty                   W, 5-3

4/24   @ Towson              W, 16-15

Next Up:

4/26   @ Duke

4/27   @ Duke

4/28   @ Duke

4/30   Towson

5/1     @ Liberty

 

The Terrapins dropped a tough series to Virginia Tech but rebounded with midweek wins over Liberty and at Towson. This weekend Maryland travels to Duke for an important ACC series for both squads before hosting Towson Tuesday and traveling to Liberty Wednesday.

 

Miami (FL)                      Overall: 28-16       ACC: 10-11

This Week: 3-1

4/19   #12 Clemson          L, 0-1

4/20   #12 Clemson          W, 2-1

4/21   #12 Clemson          W, 7-0

4/24   Florida Atlantic      W, 6-4

Next Up:

4/26   @ Boston College

4/27   @ Boston College

4/28   @ Boston College

 

The Hurricanes won two of three games from #12 Clemson last weekend and followed up with a midweek win over Florida Atlantic. This weekend Miami (FL) heads up to Boston College for a three-game ACC set.

 

NC State                          Overall: 33-10       ACC: 14-7

This Week: 4-0

4/19   @ #14 Ga. Tech      W, 13-4

4/20   @ #14 Ga. Tech      W, 6-2

4/21   @ #14 Ga. Tech      W, 8-7

4/23   Davidson               W, 4-3

Next Up:

4/26   #1 North Carolina

4/27   #1 North Carolina

4/28   #1 North Carolina

 

The Wolfpack, ranked as high as #6 in the country, continued their winning ways with a sweep at #14 Georgia Tech and midweek win over Davidson. This weekend NC State hosts top-ranked rival North Carolina in a matchup of division leaders.

 

North Carolina                Overall: 40-3         ACC: 18-2

This Week: 4-1

4/20   Duke                      W, 7-1

4/20   Duke                      W, 4-1

4/21   Duke                      W, 10-1

4/23   UNC Wilmington     L, 8-9

4/25   Charlotte               W, 10-2

Next Up:

4/26   @ #6 NC State

4/27   @ #6 NC State

4/28   @ #6 NC State

5/1     The Citadel

 

The Tar Heels, the top ranked team in the nation, swept three games from Duke before splitting midweek games with UNC Wilmington (L) and Charlotte (W). This weekend North Carolina travels to #6 NC State before hosting The Citadel on Wednesday.

 

Virginia                           Overall: 37-6         ACC: 16-5

This Week: 5-0

4/20   #6 Florida State      W, 9-2

4/20   #6 Florida State      W, 2-0

4/21   #6 Florida State      W, 5-2

4/23   Richmond              W, 6-2

4/24   James Madison      W, 16-8

Next Up:

4/26   @ Virginia Tech

4/27   @ Virginia Tech

4/28   @ Virginia Tech

4/30   @ VCU

 

The Cavaliers, ranked as high as #5 in the country, had a huge sweep of #6 Florida State before midweek wins over Richmond and James Madison. This weekend Virginia travels to archrival Virginia Tech for a three-game ACC series.

 

Virginia Tech                  Overall: 25-17       ACC: 9-12

This Week: 3-1

4/19   @ Maryland            L, 9-10

4/20   @ Maryland            W, 11-0

4/21   @ Maryland            W, 3-2

4/23   @ VMI                    W, 9-6

Next Up:

4/26   #5 Virginia

4/27   #5 Virginia

4/28   #5 Virginia

4/30   @ Radford

 

The Hokies picked up a big road series win at Maryland last weekend and followed with a road win at VMI. This weekend Virginia Tech hosts archrival #5 Virginia for three games before heading to Radford on Tuesday.

 

Wake Forest                    Overall: 24-20       ACC: 7-14

This Week: 4-0

4/20   Boston College       W, 5-1

4/20   Boston College       W, 9-2

4/21   Boston College       W, 10-9

4/23   @ Winthrop            W, 10-2

Next Up:

4/26   @ Florida State

4/27   @ Florida State

4/28   @ Florida State

4/30   Elon

5/1     @ Elon

 

The Demon Deacons had a good week with a sweep of Boston College and a road win at Winthrop. This weekend Wake Forest travels to #9 Florida State before a midweek home-and-home series with Elon.

 

 

Future Feature:

Louisville                       Overall: 30-10       BE: 8-4

This Week: 1-3

4/19   @ St. John’s (NY)   W, 7-4

4/20   @ St. John’s (NY)   L, 3-4

4/21   @ St. John’s (NY)   L, 5-6

4/23   #2 Vanderbilt          L, 2-10

Next Up:

4/26   Georgetown

4/27   Georgetown

4/28   Georgetown

4/30   Western Kentucky

 

The Cardinals, ranked as high as #12 in the country, dropped a series at St. John’s (NY) last weekend before falling to Vanderbilt in midweek action. This weekend Louisville hosts Georgetown for a three-game set before Western Kentucky visits on Tuesday.

 

Notre Dame                   Overall: 23-16       BE: 4-8

This Week: 4-1

4/20   Quinnipiac             W, 9-6

4/20   Quinnipiac             W, 6-0

4/21   Quinnipiac             W, 5-1

4/23   Toledo                   L, 3-15

4/24   Michigan State       W, 7-3

Next Up:

4/26   Connecticut

4/27   Connecticut

4/28   Connecticut

4/30   @ Central Michigan

5/1     Eastern Michigan

 

The Irish swept three non-conference games from Quinnipiac before splitting midweek games with Toledo (L) and Michigan State (W). This weekend Notre Dame hosts Connecticut for a Big East series before midweek matchups with Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan.

 

Pittsburgh                      Overall: 29-10       BE: 9-3

This Week: 3-0

4/20   Rutgers                  W, 14-5

4/20   Rutgers                  W, 9-4

4/21   Rutgers                  W, 6-3

Next Up:

4/27   Cincinnati

4/27   Cincinnati

4/28   Cincinnati

5/1     Akron

 

The Panthers continued their winning ways with a three-game sweep of Rutgers before taking the rest of the week off. This weekend Pittsburgh welcomes Cincinnati for a three-game Big East set followed by a visit from Akron on Wednesday.

 

 

2013 ACC Standings

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

 

Atlantic

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

NC State

14-7

—–

33-10

2

Clemson

13-8

1.0

28-13

Florida State

13-8

1.0

32-9

4

Wake Forest

7-14

7.0

24-20

5

Maryland

6-15

8.0

23-20

6

Boston College

0-20

13.5

6-34

Coastal

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

North Carolina

18-2

—–

40-3

2

Virginia

16-5

2.5

37-6

3

Georgia Tech

11-10

7.5

27-14

4

Miami (FL)

10-11

8.5

28-16

5

Virginia Tech

9-12

9.5

25-17

6

Duke

8-13

10.5

24-20

 

 

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

MIA

NCS

UNC

UVA

VT

LOU

ND

Pre

NR

20

16

NR

8

1

NR

NR

4

NR

2/18

NR

19

16

NR

10

1

NR

24

4

NR

2/25

NR

19

16

NR

10

1

NR

25

4

22

3/4

NR

18

14

NR

9

1

25

24

5

22

3/11

NR

12

9

NR

18

1

22

NR

4

17

3/18

NR

12

9

NR

NR

1

14

24

4

15

3/25

NR

6

13

NR

NR

1

9

NR

10

16

4/1

NR

8

12

NR

NR

1

5

22

9

20

4/8

22

7

20

NR

19

1

5

NR

8

18

4/15

20

6

14

NR

15

1

7

NR

8

NR

4/22

25

10

20

NR

6

1

5

NR

12

NR

 

Collegiate Baseball

 

Clem

FSU

GT

MIA

NCS

UNC

UVA

VT

LOU

ND

Pre

NR

19

17

NR

11

2

NR

NR

22

NR

2/18

NR

18

17

20

13

1

NR

NR

NR

NR

2/25

NR

18

19

20

11

1

24

NR

23

NR

3/4

NR

15

16

24

8

1

17

NR

19

25

3/11

NR

7

11

NR

17

1

12

NR

14

22

3/18

NR

7

10

NR

16

1

11

NR

13

19

3/25

NR

4

15

NR

NR

1

8

NR

17

21

4/1

NR

7

15

NR

NR

1

4

NR

12

23

4/8

17

7

18

NR

19

2

4

NR

11

16

4/15

12

6

14

NR

15

1

9

NR

8

NR

4/22

13

10

21

NR

9

1

5

NR

12

NR

 

USA Today/ESPN Coaches

 

Clem

FSU

GT

MIA

NCS

UNC

UVA

VT

LOU

ND

Pre

NR

9

21

NR

11

4

T-25

NR

T-25

NR

2/18

NR

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

2/25

NR

6

20

21

18

1

19

NR

22

NR

3/4

NR

5

18

24

14

1

17

NR

20

NR

3/11

NR

5

12

NR

21

1

13

NR

14

22

3/18

NR

5

11

NR

18

1

13

NR

14

22

3/25

NR

4

16

NR

NR

1

5

NR

18

17

4/1

NR

5

15

NR

T-25

1

8

NR

14

24

4/8

NR

7

17

NR

21

1

5

NR

12

24

4/15

20

6

14

NR

15

1

7

NR

8

NR

4/22

NR

9

19

NR

11

1

5

NR

13

NR

 

ACC and the RPI

A quick look at where ACC team’s stand in the RPI as of Thursday, April 25th:

 

Team

Warren Nolan

Boyd’s World

Boston College

187

187

Clemson

12

12

Duke

54

53

Florida State

7

7

Georgia Tech

22

22

Maryland

38

38

Miami (FL)

11

11

NC State

9

9

North Carolina

1

1

Virginia

3

3

Virginia Tech

15

15

Wake Forest

56

55

Louisville

24

25

Notre Dame

34

33

Pittsburgh

57

56

 

 

 

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