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ACC baseball power rankings 5/17

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An updated look at the layout of the Atlantic Coast Conference with just one week left in the regular season.

With only one week of the ACC regular season schedule left, most ACC squads know whether or not they will be making the ACC Tournament next week in Durham. Still, some teams are making a late-season surge or collapse, affecting their stance in this week's rankings. Here's how the power rankings look ahead of the final week of the regular season:

1. Miami (40-9, 19-6 in ACC, no change from last week)

A 4-0 week for the Hurricanes ensured they would retain the top spot in this week's rankings. The wins came over Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday and in a weekend sweep of Pitt at home. That being said, the sweep was not overly impressive as the 'Canes won the three games by a combined six runs and two of the three games were one-run victories.

This week: UM will host FGCU on Tuesday before traveling up to Tallahassee and trying to ice the ACC regular-season championship in a three-game series at Florida State.

2. Louisville (42-10, 19-8 in ACC, no change from last week)

Louisville took firmer grasp of the No. 2 position in the power rankings with a spectacular 4-0 week which saw the Cards take wins over No. 7 Vanderbilt on the road and a home weekend sweep of No. 10 NC State. The Cardinals, one of the most talented teams in the nation, seem to be peaking at the right time.

This week: After an extremely challenging week, UL gets Indiana at home on Tuesday before a road trip to Wake Forest for a three-game set to finish off the regular season.

3. Virginia (33-18, 16-11 in ACC, up two spots from last week)

The Cavaliers carried their hot streak into last week, winning their first three games of the week, a midweeker over Liberty and the first two games of a home series with Georgia Tech, before dropping the series finale to the Yellow Jackets. Although that loss snapped UVA's eight-game win streak, the defending national champions remain one of the hottest teams in the nation at the moment.

This week: Virginia spends the week at home, hosting Richmond for a midweek matchup before capping off the regular season with a weekend series against lowly Virginia Tech.

4. Florida State (33-17, 15-8 in ACC, down one spot from last week)

The Seminoles struggled to score runs this week and it showed up in the results as a miserable 1-4 week with losses at Jacksonville, at home against FGCU, and a series loss on the road against Duke have dropped FSU from the top three of the rankings.

This week: Florida State looks to right the ship with a Tuesday game at Stetson ahead of the regular season finale, coming in the form of a home series against the Miami Hurricanes.

5. NC State (32-17, 13-12 in ACC, down one spot from last week)

The Wolfpack came up empty in their weekend series at Louisville, failing to win even one game from the Cardinals and severely damaging their national seed stock.

This week: NCSU has no midweek games this week, allowing the Pack to focus on their weekend series against rival UNC at home.

6. Clemson (34-18, 13-14 in ACC, no change from last week)

The Tigers went 3-2 last week, splitting a pair of midweek games vs. College of Charleston and taking two of three games on the road against Georgia Southern.

This week: Clemson hosts Charleston Southern on Tuesday before trekking to South Bend for a three-game series against Notre Dame to close out the regular season.

7. Wake Forest (31-20, 13-14 in ACC, up one spot from last week)

A 3-1 week for the Demon Deacons moves them up a spot in the rankings. The Deacs won their midweek game against High Point and scored 40 runs in their series win over Virginia Tech which saw them take two of three games.

This week: Wake Forest travels to Marshall on Tuesday before returning home for a weekend series against a red-hot Louisville team.

8. Georgia Tech 33-18, 12-14 in ACC, down one spot from last week)

The Jackets handily beat Savannah State on Tuesday before losing two of three games at UVA over the weekend.

This week: GT will look to avoid being swept by UGA in Tuesday's matchup at Turner Field and then plays host to Boston College for a three-game set this weekend.

9. North Carolina (33-19, 12-15 in ACC, no change from last week)

UNC finished last week 2-2, following up a midweek loss at UNC-Wilmington with a two games to one series win over Notre Dame in Chapel Hill.

This week: No midweek games this week as the Tarheels' final three regular season games come in their weekend series at rival North Carolina State.

10. Duke (31-21, 12-15 in ACC, up three spots from last week)

Duke makes the largest surge up the rankings this week thanks to a 4-1 record last week. The Blue Devils won both of their midweek games over Longwood and Norfolk State and capped off the impressive week with a home series win over Florida State.

This week: The Devils wrap up their regular season by hitting the road and traveling to Pitt for a three-game series.

11. Boston College (29-18, 11-14 in ACC, down one spot from last week)

The Eagles took advantage of a less intensive week, winning both matchups of a two-game weekend set that they played at home against Niagara.

This week: BC finishes the regular season with a home midweeker against Maine on Tuesday before taking a long trip down to Atlanta for a weekend series with Georgia Tech.

12. Notre Dame (27-24, 11-14 in ACC, down one spot from last week)

ND's plummet down the rankings continued last week with two losses in as many games at home against LSU before dropping a weekend series at UNC, resulting in a undesirable 1-4 week.

This week:The Irish look to salvage their season this weekend in a three-game set at home against Clemson. Although they have been struggling mightily in recent weeks, a strong showing in the final weekend could punch Notre Dame's ticket to Durham for the ACC Tournament.

13. Pittsburgh (25-23, 10-16 in ACC, down one spot from last week)

The Panthers began their week well with a Tuesday win over Youngstown State. From there, though, it was all downhill as they dropped a home game to Penn State and were swept on the road by Miami.

This week: Pitt completes its regular season with a four-game week which will see the Panthers take on West Virginia on Tuesday before playing host to Duke for a three-game set.

14. Virginia Tech (19-33, 6-21 in ACC, no change from last week)

The Hokies dropped two of three games at home against Wake Forest, further cementing their place at the bottom of the rankings.

This week: VT will play in four games this week: a midweek matchup with VMI and a three-game series at Virginia in Charlottesville.