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UNC, NC State series will be top-10 encounter

Posted April 22, 2013

Doak Field at Dail Park will be the site this weekend of a top-10 rivalry series, pitting the nation’s two hottest teams after the latest college baseball polls were released Monday. For the 10th consecutive week, the University of North Carolina is the consensus No. 1 team in the nation, claiming the top spot in all four major polls.

After a 5-0 week that included a weekend sweep of Duke, the Tar Heels saw their record move to 39-2 and they are tied with North Carolina State (32-10, 14-7 ACC) with the nation’s longest win streak at 14 games. The two teams will square off this weekend in a three-game set Raleigh.

NC State’s perfect slate last week included a sweep of then-No. 14 Georgia Tech and the Wolfpack were rewarded in each of the polls. They made a nine-spot jump in the Baseball America poll to get to No. 6, a 10-spot jump in the Perfect Game poll that also lists them as No. 6, a five-spot leap in the USA Today poll that has them at No. 11 and a six spot climb in the College Baseball Newspaper poll to No. 9.

The national RPI polls have the Tar Heels as a clear-cut No. 1 with NC State checking in at No. 8.

NC State has never reached No. 1 in the polls, but attained the No. 2 spot in both 1993 and 2003. UNC won two of three against the Wolfpack a year ago in the regular season, then added a third win during the ACC tournament. UNC holds an edge in the all-time series 154-128-1.

Elsewhere around the ACC, Virginia (35-5, 16-5 ACC) checked in at No. 5 in the majority of the polls, Florida State (31-9, 13-8 ACC) lived on or near No. 10 and Georgia Tech (27-13, 11-10 ACC) fell to No. 20. Clemson cracked the top 25 in the Baseball America poll at No. 25.

UNC-Wilmington (30-11) is ranked in three of the four polls this week, getting as high as No. 21 in the Perfect Game rankings. LSU (37-4), Vanderbilt (35-6) and Cal-State Fullerton (34-6) fill the top five in all polls.

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  • corkroast Apr 25, 10:06 a.m.

    I am not as into baseball as I am when it comes to football and basketball,but it is great to see two of our local schools doing so well. I,for one,am really looking forward to the ACC baseball tournament at the DBAP this year,given that I only live about 15 minutes away. The only thing that I don't really like about college baseball are the aluminum bats. It doesn't sound right when the batter makes contact with the ball. I kind of wish they would switch over to wooden bats.

  • kkevin7048 Apr 25, 6:46 a.m.

    Come on pack,Bring home 3 wins this weekend.I hate ESPN3.

  • Toddler10-21 Apr 23, 12:42 p.m.

    Bring home #40. There is alot of Baseball left to play, and alot of teams out there. Anything can happen in the tourney. UNC fans should know that.

  • 75Tarheel Apr 23, 12:24 p.m.

    Don't forget the asterisk next to those titles.

    — Posted by Riddickfield

    because they are women sports?

    — Posted by kmorsreturn

    ... and they cheated to get them. A lot.

    — Posted by Riddickfield

    Proof please.....

    — Posted by 75Tarheel

    And it's funny that I don't see an asterisk beside any of UNC's National Championships in the NCAA record books or the ACC record books. You must using the abridged version printed by the cow manure packing class.

    Actually I'm quite proud of your Bass Fishing N.C. as a kid I taught was a member of the team. I didn't see one asterisk there either.

    GO HEELS!!

  • 75Tarheel Apr 23, 12:14 p.m.

    Let's hope the Heels can bring home NCAA championship #40 for the athletic department this year!... View More

    — Posted by Kenan-FlaglerAlumni

    Don't forget the asterisk next to those titles.

    — Posted by Riddickfield

    because they are women sports?

    — Posted by kmorsreturn

    ... and they cheated to get them. A lot.

    — Posted by Riddickfield

    Proof please.....

  • kornfan2448 Apr 23, 11:11 a.m.

    Should be a great series this weekend, but the Heels need to worry about UNC-W today.

  • Riddickfield Apr 23, 7:52 a.m.

    Let's hope the Heels can bring home NCAA championship #40 for the athletic department this year!... View More

    — Posted by Kenan-FlaglerAlumni

    Don't forget the asterisk next to those titles.

    — Posted by Riddickfield

    because they are women sports?

    — Posted by kmorsreturn

    ... and they cheated to get them. A lot.

  • edorsettii Apr 23, 6:46 a.m.

    pack it is going to be a fun series but not for your pack, your pack havent faced anything... View More

    — Posted by fouroaksboys

    Same for your Holes. GO PACK!!!

    (And no, I still don't care one bit about baseball!)

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Has bass fishing season started wolfack...........

    — Posted by rlewis2

    Nope...but I have heard early enrollment for African-American studies and quilt making with lamb's wool has just started for all your beloved football players to get a early jump on summer classes for your pansies to become eligible for the season....not good to open up a can of worms there bud....

  • 4tarheels Apr 23, 5:46 a.m.

    Go Heels, keep rolling!

  • rlewis2 Apr 22, 9:32 p.m.

    pack it is going to be a fun series but not for your pack, your pack havent faced anything... View More

    — Posted by fouroaksboys

    Same for your Holes. GO PACK!!!

    (And no, I still don't care one bit about baseball!)

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Has bass fishing season started wolfack...........

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