ACC Baseball Power Rankings (Week 7)

The Top 2 teams in the ACC remain the same, but shake-ups in the rest of the rankings

1.     Florida State (19-4, 7-2 ACC, PR: 1)

The Seminoles had another fantastic weekend as they went on the road and took a series against a Top 25 Clemson squad. FSU has won in many different scenarios this season and are clearly the ACC's best team so far. When the polls are released today the Noles should be atop each and every one of them. Florida State next travels to Boston College to take on the struggling Eagles.

2.     Virginia (18-4, 6-2 ACC, PR: 2)

The Cavaliers are currently in a series with Miami that will end tonight (7 PM on ESPNU). The Cavs have a great season thus far, proving to be one of the nation's elite teams. Regardless of whether or not they win the series against the Canes (tied 1-1) they will stay at #2 in the rankings, as the top 2 teams in the ACC are head and shoulders ahead of the rest.

3.     Maryland (16-6, 5-4 ACC, PR: 6)

Who could have guessed Maryland would be in the upper echelon of ACC teams this season? The Terrapins have been a team to watch all year and this weekend they picked up a massive sweep against a Top 15 NC State squad. Jake Stinnett and Mike Shawaryn both hurled gems in wins, and the Maryland bats found some success against a solid NC State pitching staff. Every year one team in the ACC, outside the big names, makes a run to the tournament. Maryland seems to be that team this season so far.

4.     North Carolina (15-8, 5-4 ACC, PR: 3)

The Tar Heels dropped a tough series to Georgia Tech this weekend in Atlanta. UNC won game one 3-2, but fell in a double header the next day with scores of 6-5 and 9-1. This was a closely contested series, but definitely a slight setback for the Heels who had picked up some recent momentum. North Carolina next travels to Duke for a series they are expected to win.

5.     Clemson (14-9, 6-3 ACC, PR: 5)

The Tigers dropped a pair of games to Florida State over the weekend. After winning game one 9-3 with a fantastic pitching performance from Daniel Gossett, the Tigers lost games two and three 11-1 and 4-3. Clemson has shown some good things this season, especially at the plate, but have now lost series to both South Carolina and Florida State. Clemson needs some big wins if they want to host a regional later this year. Clemson takes on red-hot Maryland next weekend in College Park.

6.     Georgia Tech (15-9, 5-4 ACC, PR: 9)

Georgia Tech was in need of a statement series win this weekend, and they got one winning 2 games against UNC. After losing game one, the Jackets won a game in extra innings followed by a blow out in a game two of the double header the same day. The Jackets have picked up some much needed momentum and next travel to Pittsburgh in what should be a closely contested series.

7.     NC State (14-8, 3-5 ACC, PR: 4)

The Wolfpack are reeling. After back-to-back sweeps at the hands of Florida State and Maryland, it's clear something isn't clicking for them. The bats have been quiet for NC State, as they have struggled to put up runs the last two weekends in ACC play. The Pack next welcome Miami in an important series for both squads.

8.     Wake Forest (15-10, 5-3 ACC, PR: 8)

The Deacs went on the road and pulled out a series win against Boston College. Wake has done a nice job in the early part of ACC play and next takes on a struggling Notre Dame team in South Bend.

9.     Miami (13-11, 5-3 ACC, PR: 9)

As mentioned, Miami and Virginia have yet to conclude their series. However, the Canes did take a game against a very good UVA team and should they win the series will move up further in the rankings. For now, they will be here at #9 with much to prove. Miami next takes on NC State in Raleigh.

10.  Virginia Tech (12-9, 5-4 ACC, PR: NR)

Virginia Tech re-enters the rankings after going on the road and taking a series at Notre Dame. The Hokies are above .500 in conference play through 9 games and next take travel to Charlottesville to take on rival Virginia.  This is a big chance for marquee wins for the Hokies.

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