NCBWA Baseball Top 30
With two solid weeks of regular season action left in the ACC, the conference owns 40% of the real estate among the top 10 in the NCBWA Baseball Top 30 poll.
Louisville continues to lead the conference in the rankings while North Carolina nips at their heels. Both teams held steady this week.
Clemson continues to grind it out and hold ground in the top 10.
Is Virginia capable of continuing their late season ascendancy? The Cavaliers move up a notch.
The team to keep an eye on in the final weeks of the regular season and, perhaps, more so in the ACC Championship, may well be Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are whittling away at competition. Is the one notch, slow march forward type of progression in the poll an accurate reflection? Or, is it a lack of familiarity with the program and a lack of contemporary success that holds pollsters back? When everyone heads to Louisville, we’ll find out what Wake Forest is made of.
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Here’s a look at this week’s ACC teams in the NCBWA Baseball Top 30.
Breaking It All Down
ACC Divisional Standings (05/08/17)
- Louisville 20-4 Conference 42-6 Overall
- Wake Forest
- Florida State
- NC State
- Notre Dame
- Boston College
- North Carolina 19-5 Conference 37-9 Overall
- Georgia Tech
- Virginia Tech
From a statistical standpoint, numbers change daily, nonetheless we’ll check in to see who the ACC leaders are in pitching and hitting.
Virginia’s Adam Haseley is delivering an impressive .399 batting average at this point in the season.
Wake Forest’s Gavin Sheets is having a knock it in and out of the park sort of season as he leads the ACC in RBI’s (69) and HR’s (17).
His teammate, Jonathan Pryor is delivering at bat as well as he leads the conference with 73 Hits.
On the Pitching side, one can instantly see why both Louisville and North Carolina are having solid seasons.
The Tar Heels J.B. Bukauskas leads the conference with a very solid 1.51 ERA.
The Cardinals’ Brendan McKay is the Strikeout leader, tallying 103 K’s so far this season.
The overall stats for ACC players is even more impressive and provide an indication of the strengths of conference teams. On the other end of that discussion, it also shows the weaknesses.
Headed To Postseason
One of the three game series you should be keeping an eye on this weekend involves Louisville and Clemson. This head to head of Atlantic Division powerhouses has the potential of upsetting the apple cart. The games will be carried on ACC Network Extra.
A full slate of games are on the ACC schedule this week and next with Florida State and Louisville’s three game series (next week) putting the finishing touches on the regular season, Saturday, May 20.
The ACC Baseball Championship will be played in Louisville, May 23-28 and could be an opportunity to watch a team destined for Omaha.