Around the ACC

Around the ACC

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By Trey McCurry.

By Trey McCurry

The ACC, the top rated conference in the RPI, went 19-5 against non-conference opponents this past week to improve to 230-62 (.788) against non-ACC opponents. Florida State (5-0), Miami (FL) (3-0), NC State (4-0), and North Carolina (2-0) all had undefeated weeks and seven teams (Clemson, 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 10-2 during the week as they moved to a combined 104-40 (.712) this season while the Cardinals and Panthers are both ranked in the top-25.

 

Boston College                Overall: 11-37       ACC: 3-23

This Week: 1-2

5/3     #25 Virginia Tech    L, 0-1 (12)

5/4     #25 Virginia Tech    L, 5-7

5/5     #25 Virginia Tech    W, 5-3

Next Up:

5/14   vs. Maine

 

The Eagles dropped a tough home series to #25 Virginia Tech last weekend. Boston College takes the weekend off for exams before returning to action Tuesday as they travel to Portland, ME to take on Maine.

 

Duke                               Overall: 25-22       ACC: 9-15

This Week: 0-1

5/5     @ Liberty               L, 3-4

Next Up:

5/10   @ #7 Virginia

5/11   @ #7 Virginia

5/12   @ #7 Virginia

5/14   @ UNC Greensboro

 

The Blue Devils lost a single game at Liberty over the weekend and had a Tuesday game at Davidson cancelled. This weekend Duke travels to #7 Virginia for an ACC series before traveling to UNC Greensboro on Tuesday.

 

Florida State                   Overall: 40-9         ACC: 16-8

This Week: 5-0

5/3     Central Florida       W, 4-2

5/4     Central Florida       W, 6-1

5/5     Central Florida       W, 5-4

5/7     @ Stetson              W, 13-5

5/8     @ Stetson              W, 14-2

Next Up:

5/11   @ #5 NC State

5/12   @ #5 NC State

5/13   @ #5 NC State

 

The Seminoles, ranked as high as #7 in the nation, swept a weekend series from Central Florida and a midweek series at Stetson. This weekend Florida State travels to #5 NC State for a huge Atlantic Division series.

 

Georgia Tech                  Overall: 28-16       ACC: 12-12

This Week: 2-3

5/3     Coastal Carolina    W, 4-2

5/5     Coastal Carolina    L, 4-7

5/5     Coastal Carolina    L, 8-12

5/7     @ Ohio State          W, 9-2

5/8     @ Ohio State          L, 2-3

Next Up:

5/10   #1 North Carolina

5/11   #1 North Carolina

5/12   #1 North Carolina

5/14   Georgia

 

The Yellow Jackets dropped a home series to Coastal Carolina before traveling to Ohio State and splitting a midweek set. This weekend Georgia Tech welcomes #1 North Carolina for a weekend series before archrival Georgia comes to town on Tuesday.

 

Maryland                         Overall: 28-24       ACC: 9-18

This Week: 1-3

5/4     @ #14 Clemson       W, 7-2

5/6     @ #14 Clemson       L, 2-3

5/6     @ #14 Clemson       L, 5-9

5/8     VCU                       L, 7-9

Next Up:

No games this week.

 

The Terrapins dropped a really tough series at #14 Clemson last weekend before returning home and falling in a midweek contest to Virginia Commonwealth. This weekend Maryland takes a break for exams.

 

Miami (FL)                      Overall: 32-18       ACC: 11-13

This Week: 3-0

5/3     St. John’s (NY)       W, 12-3

5/4     St. John’s (NY)       W, 4-2

5/5     St. John’s (NY)       W, 6-4

Next Up:

5/10   @ Wake Forest

5/11   @ Wake Forest

5/12   @ Wake Forest

 

The Hurricanes swept a series from St. John’s (NY) last weekend to wrap up non-conference play. This weekend Miami (FL) looks to improve their positioning for the ACC Tournament with a big series at Wake Forest.

 

NC State                          Overall: 38-11       ACC: 15-8

This Week: 4-0

5/3     Presbyterian                    W, 5-1

5/4     Presbyterian                    W, 8-1

5/5     Presbyterian                    W, 12-3

5/7     UNC Wilmington     W, 7-2

Next Up:

5/11   #7 Florida State

5/12   #7 Florida State

5/13   #7 Florida State

 

The Wolfpack, ranked as high as #5 in the country, swept a non-conference series from Presbyterian before picking up a midweek win over UNC Wilmington. This weekend NC State welcomes #7 Florida State for a huge Saturday-Monday series.

 

North Carolina                Overall: 44-4         ACC: 19-3

This Week: 2-0

5/7     James Madison      W, 9-5

5/8     James Madison      W, 6-1 (6)

Next Up:

5/10   @ Georgia Tech

5/11   @ Georgia Tech

5/12   @ Georgia Tech

5/14   Appalachian State

 

The Tar Heels, the top ranked team in the nation, swept a midweek series from James Madison. This weekend North Carolina travels to Georgia Tech for an ACC series before returning home to face Appalachian State on Tuesday.

 

Virginia                           Overall: 39-8         ACC: 17-7

This Week: 0-0

No games this week.

Next Up:

5/10   Duke

5/11   Duke

5/12   Duke

5/14   VCU

 

The Cavaliers, ranked as high as #7 in the country, took the past week off for exams. Virginia gets back in action with an ACC series against Duke this weekend and wraps up their regular-season home schedule with a Tuesday tilt against VCU.

 

Virginia Tech                  Overall: 31-19       ACC: 13-14

This Week: 3-1

5/3     @ Boston College   W, 1-0 (12)

5/4     @ Boston College   W, 7-5

5/5     @ Boston College   L, 3-5

5/8     High Point             W, 11-4

Next Up:

5/11   Marist

5/12   Marist

 

The Hokies, ranked as high as #22 in the nation, picked up a series win at Boston College before a home win over High Point. This weekend Virginia Tech steps out of conference for a two-game set with Marist.

 

Wake Forest                    Overall: 26-23       ACC: 7-17

This Week: 0-0

No games this week.

Next Up:

5/10   Miami (FL)

5/11   Miami (FL)

5/12   Miami (FL)

5/14   Winthrop

 

The Demon Deacons had last week off for exams. This weekend Wake Forest hosts Miami (FL) for a three-game set before closing out the home portion of their schedule Tuesday against Winthrop.

 

 

Future Feature:

Louisville                       Overall: 39-10       BE: 14-4

This Week: 5-0

5/3     @ Villanova            W, 6-0

5/4     @ Villanova            W, 6-5

5/5     @ Villanova            W, 6-2

5/8     @ Eastern Kentucky W, 4-0

5/8     #16 Indiana            W, 4-3

Next Up:

5/11   @ Connecticut

5/11   @ Connecticut

5/12   @ Connecticut

5/14   @ Ohio State

 

The Cardinals, ranked as high as #10 in the country, swept three games at Villanova last weekend before midweek wins at Eastern Kentucky and at #16 Indiana. This weekend Louisville travels to Connecticut for a series and heads to Ohio State on Tuesday.

 

Notre Dame                   Overall: 28-19       BE: 8-10

This Week: 1-2

5/3     #20 South Florida   L, 2-8 (19)

5/4     #20 South Florida   L, 3-4 (10)

5/5     #20 South Florida   W, 10-1

Next Up:

5/11   @ St. John’s (NY)

5/11   @ St. John’s (NY)

5/12   @ St. John’s (NY)

5/14   @ Western Michigan

 

The Irish dropped a tough series at home to #20 South Florida last weekend. This weekend Notre Dame starts on a seven-game road swing to end the season with a series at St. John’s (NY) and a single game at Western Michigan on Tuesday.

 

Pittsburgh                      Overall: 37-11       BE: 15-3

This Week: 4-0

5/3     @ Georgetown       W, 8-3

5/4     @ Georgetown       W, 13-3

5/5     @ Georgetown       W, 6-2

5/8     Ohio                      W, 6-5

Next Up:

5/10   Villanova

5/11   Villanova

5/12   Villanova

5/14   Kent State

 

The Panthers, ranked as high as #17 in the nation, had another great week with a three-game sweep at Georgetown followed by a midweek win over Ohio. This weekend Pittsburgh hosts Villanova for a Big East series before Kent State visits on Tuesday.

 

 

2013 ACC Standings

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

 

Atlantic

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

Florida State

16-8

—–

40-9

2

NC State

15-8

0.5

38-11

3

Clemson

17-10

0.5

34-15

4

Maryland

9-18

8.5

28-24

5

Wake Forest

7-17

9.0

26-23

6

Boston College

3-23

14.0

11-37

Coastal

Team

ACC

GB

Overall

1

North Carolina

19-3

—–

44-4

2

Virginia

17-7

3.0

39-8

3

Georgia Tech

12-12

8.0

30-19

4

Virginia Tech

13-14

8.5

31-19

5

Miami (FL)

11-13

9.0

32-18

6

Duke

9-15

11.0

25-23

 

2013 ACC Tournament Seeding:

Here’s a quick look at how the ACC Tournament would be seeded as of May 2nd:

 

Seed

Team

ACC

1

North Carolina

19-3

2

Florida State

16-8

3

Virginia

17-7

4

NC State

15-8

5

Clemson

17-10

6

Georgia Tech

12-12

7

Virginia Tech

13-14

8

Miami (FL)

11-13

—————————

9

Duke

9-15

10

Maryland

9-18

11

Wake Forest

7-17

12

Boston College

3-23

 

 

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

Pitt

Pre

NR

20

16

NR

8

1

NR

NR

4

NR

NR

2/18

NR

19

16

NR

10

1

NR

24

4

NR

NR

2/25

NR

19

16

NR

10

1

NR

25

4

22

NR

3/4

NR

18

14

NR

9

1

25

24

5

22

NR

3/11

NR

12

9

NR

18

1

22

NR

4

17

NR

3/18

NR

12

9

NR

NR

1

14

24

4

15

NR

3/25

NR

6

13

NR

NR

1

9

NR

10

16

NR

4/1

NR

8

12

NR

NR

1

5

22

9

20

NR

4/8

22

7

20

NR

19

1

5

NR

8

18

NR

4/15

20

6

14

NR

15

1

7

NR

8

NR

NR

4/22

25

10

20

NR

6

1

5

NR

12

NR

NR

4/29

18

10

NR

NR

5

1

7

25

13

NR

NR

5/6

19

9

NR

NR

5

1

7

22

12

NR

24

 

Collegiate Baseball

 

Clem

FSU

GT

MIA

NCS

UNC

UVA

VT

LOU

ND

Pitt

Pre

NR

19

17

NR

11

2

NR

NR

22

NR

NR

2/18

NR

18

17

20

13

1

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

2/25

NR

18

19

20

11

1

24

NR

23

NR

NR

3/4

NR

15

16

24

8

1

17

NR

19

25

NR

3/11

NR

7

11

NR

17

1

12

NR

14

22

NR

3/18

NR

7

10

NR

16

1

11

NR

13

19

NR

3/25

NR

4

15

NR

NR

1

8

NR

17

21

NR

4/1

NR

7

15

NR

NR

1

4

NR

12

23

NR

4/8

17

7

18

NR

19

2

4

NR

11

16

NR

4/15

12

6

14

NR

15

1

9

NR

8

NR

25

4/22

13

10

21

NR

9

1

5

NR

12

NR

23

4/29

14

9

NR

NR

7

2

8

NR

11

NR

17

5/6

15

9

NR

NR

7

2

8

NR

10

NR

17

 

USA Today/ESPN Coaches

 

Clem

FSU

GT

MIA

NCS

UNC

UVA

VT

LOU

ND

Pitt

Pre

NR

9

21

NR

11

4

T-25

NR

T-25

NR

NR

2/18

NR

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NR

2/25

NR

6

20

21

18

1

19

NR

22

NR

NR

3/4

NR

5

18

24

14

1

17

NR

20

NR

NR

3/11

NR

5

12

NR

21

1

13

NR

14

22

NR

3/18

NR

5

11

NR

18

1

13

NR

14

22

NR

3/25

NR

4

16

NR

NR

1

5

NR

18

17

NR

4/1

NR

5

15

NR

T-25

1

8

NR

14

24

NR

4/8

NR

7

17

NR

21

1

5

NR

12

24

NR

4/15

20

6

14

NR

15

1

7

NR

8

NR

NR

4/22

NR

9

19

NR

11

1

5

NR

13

NR

NR

4/29

22

8

24

NR

10

1

7

NR

12

NR

NR

5/6

22

7

NR

NR

9

1

8

NR

11

NR

NR

 

ACC and the RPI

A quick look at where ACC team’s stand in the RPI as of Thursday, May 9th:

 

Team

Warren Nolan

Boyd’s World

Boston College

164

163

Clemson

12

12

Duke

71

69

Florida State

5

5

Georgia Tech

22

22

Maryland

24

24

Miami (FL)

17

17

NC State

7

7

North Carolina

1

1

Virginia

3

3

Virginia Tech

14

14

Wake Forest

40

40

Louisville

21

21

Notre Dame

32

31

Pittsburgh

46

46

 

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