Pack Baseball Sinks Teeth Into Rankings

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Pack Baseball Sinks Teeth Into Rankings

It’s an all Carolina team lead in the ACC conference division races. NC State and Wake Forest top the Atlantic while Duke and North Carolina lead the Coastal division. The Pack, however make the big splash in conference baseball this week as they leap 11 spots in the D1Baseball.com Top 25 Poll.

With a solid start in conference competition thus far, NC State has become the team that was knocking at the door to the one that is knocking it down. The Wolfpack are 5-1 in conference match ups and 14-3 overall (3/19/18). With a team ERA of 2.86 and solid batting from the likes of Brett Kinneman, Will Wilson, Evan Edwards and Josh McLain the Pack has laid down their marker in the ACC.

Florida State still leads the way for ACC teams in the weekly poll but how much longer the Seminoles hold onto that spot remains to be seen.

In the most recent NCAA RPI, Clemson drops to #3 from #1, North Carolina moves up to #8 from #17, NC State moves to #9 from #58 and Florida State slips from #8 down to #10. Yes, the numbers are correct for the Wolfpack. These are the only ACC teams currently among the top 25 of the RPI.


Pack Baseball Sinks Teeth Into Rankings


D1Baseball Top 25

  • #7     Florida State
  • #13   NC State UP 11
  • #14   Clemson DN 4
  • #15   Louisville DN 3
  • #21   Duke
  • #22   Virginia

Three players lead the conference batting average with a .438 headed into this week. Florida State’s Drew Mendoza and two players from Boston College, Jake Palomaki and Chris Galland are tied for the lead.

NC State’s Kinneman leads the conference in Home Runs with 11 and also holds the lead in RBI’s with 32.

This week’s schedule features a mixed bag of non-conference action during the week before in conference action this weekend. Check your ESPN app for coverage of games available from ACC Network Extra.


 

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