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ACC baseball power rankings 4/19

No new leader but 12 teams moved up or down at least one spot in this week's power rankings.

After the sixth week of ACC play, the No. 1 and No. 14 teams remain the same from last week. However, in between those two in the power rankings, no team kept the same spot it had one week ago, either rising or falling one or two spots.

1. Miami (29-5, 13-3 in ACC, no change from last week)

UM clings onto its No. spot in the power rankings despite losing one of their three games last weekend on the road against Duke partly due to midweek wins over Nova Southeastern and UCF improving its week record to 4-1 and partly due to a weak week from the Florida State team coming in at No. 2 in last week's rankings.

This week: The Hurricanes spend the week at home, first welcoming in FAU on Wednesday and then the Virginia Cavaliers for a weekend series.

2. Louisville (29-7, 13-5 in ACC, up one spot from last week)

The Cardinals bounced back from the series loss at Florida State with a 5-0 week with wins over Western Kentucky, Kentucky, and a home sweep of the Clemson Tigers, overtaking the No. 2 spot once again in convincing fashion.

This week: UL takes on UK once again, this time at home, and then hit the road for a weekend series at Boston College.

3. NC State (26-10, 10-6 in ACC, up one spot from last week)

NC State takes its highest place so far in the 2016 power rankings and shoots into the top ten in RPI after a 3-1 week capped off by a weekend series win on the road against Georgia Tech, a solid mid-tier ACC team, after the 23-3 midweek victory at Elon.

This week: The Wolfpack face off against all in-state teams this week, first going up against the East Carolina Pirates in Greenville on Tuesday before a weekend set with North Carolina A&T.

4. Florida State (23-11, 10-4 in ACC, down two spots from last week)

FSU's 1-3 week sent the Seminoles stumbling down the rankings after sitting at No. 2 a week ago. Florida State lost for the third time in as many games against UF before dropping a weekend series against Wake Forest for the first time in 14 years, losing two of three games behind poor offensive showings.

This week: The 'Noles host five games this week, two during the week against Stetson and three this weekend against suddenly-hot Notre Dame.

5. North Carolina (25-11, 9-9 in ACC, up one spot from last week)

It was an up and down week for the Tarheels as they absolutely demolished top-ten South Carolina 15-0 before coming up short in two of three games at Virginia in the weekend series.

This week: UVA has a full slate this week, hosting Coastal Carolina and William & Mary in midweek matchups before traveling to Wake Forest for a three-game set this upcoming weekend.

6. Notre Dame (21-12, 9-7 in ACC, up two spots from last week)

The Fighting Irish are among this week's biggest risers in this week's rankings thanks to a 5-0 week highlighted by a sweep of Boston College in addition to a pair of midweek wins over Chicago State and Valporaiso.

This week: ND looks to continue its winning ways in a busy week starting with midweekers at Michigan State and at home against Central Michigan ahead of a weekend series in Tallahassee against FSU.

7. Clemson (24-12, 8-10 in ACC, down two spots from last week)

A 1-3 week for the Tigers hurts them in this week's rankings. They needed extra innings to defeat Western Carolina at home last Tuesday and found themselves on the wrong side of a sweep at Louisville over the weekend.

This week: Clemson welcomes in the Georgia Bulldogs for a midweek rematch of their first game in Athens and play host to Georgia Tech at home this weekend.

8. Virginia (23-15, 9-9 in ACC, up one spot from last week)

UVA gains one spot in the rankings due to a 3-1 week highlighted by a series win over the visiting North Carolina Tarheels in addition to a midweek victory over Longwood.

This week: The Cavaliers host two midweek games against Radford and VCU before trekking to Miami for a stiff test in the form of a weekend series against the Hurricanes.

9. Georgia Tech (24-11, 8-9 in ACC, down two spots from last week)

The Yellow Jackets struggled this week, losing to their rival Georgia Bulldogs in the first of three games between the schools and losing two of three games in their weekend series against NC State, capping off a 1-3 week of games played entirely at home.

This week: GT begins its packed slate with a home showdown with Mercer on Tuesday, travel to nearby Georgia State for a Wednesday game, and make the longer trip up to Clemson for a weekend series between two middle-tier ACC teams desperate for a series win.

10. Wake Forest (22-17, 7-11 in ACC, up two spots from last week)

A 3-2 week may not sound too impressive for the Demon Deacons but when two of those wins come against visiting Florida State, leading to their first series win over the Seminoles in 14 years, it is made significantly more substantial. The Deacs also split a midweek home and home series with UNC-Greensboro.

This week: Wake looks to continue its winning ways this week on the road against Appalachian State before another home ACC series, this time against North Carolina.

11. Duke (20-17, 7-11 in ACC, down one spot from last week)

A 3-2 week for the Blue Devils began with midweek wins over Davidson and NC Central and was finished by taking one of three games from the visiting Miami Hurricanes, putting an end to their 12-game winning streak and handing them their third conference loss.

This week: Duke spends the week in Virginia, first playing at Liberty on Tuesday and then taking on ACC bottom dweller Virginia Tech for a three-game series.

12. Pittsburgh (17-14, 8-9 in ACC, up one spot from last week)

The Panthers went 3-1 last week, taking a midweek road victory over West Virginia before coming back to win their weekend series against visiting Virginia Tech after losing the series opener

This week: Pitt's four-game week begins Tuesday with a road game at Youngstown State and is capped off with a weekend series against the visiting Miami (Ohio) Redhawks.

13. Boston College (18-14, 5-11 in ACC, down one spot from last week)

The Eagles earned a narrow 2-1 midweek win over UMass on Wednesday before failing to win even one game of their weekend series in South Bend against Notre Dame.

This week: Things get no easier this week as BC travels to nearby Northeastern for a midweek matchup before playing host to a red-hot Louisville team that now leads the ACC Atlantic.

14. Virginia Tech (12-25, 3-15 in ACC, no change from last week)

VT won its second ACC game in as many weekends against Pitt, no small feat considering how this team started conference play, but fell to the Panthers in the other two games and lost a midweeker against Radford, falling to 1-3 on the week.

This week: The Hokies travel to Cullowhee, NC for a midweek game at Western Carolina before welcoming in the Duke Blue Devils for a three-game set this weekend.