With spring games over and basketball a far way away, there’s one main thing going on in the ACC: Baseball. And it’s good stuff too, with all the great teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Let’s take a look at the situation of ACC Baseball, one month away from the postseason beginning:
If you take a glance at the ACC standings, You’ll see that FSU is leading the Atlantic Division, and Georgia Tech is leading the Coastal division (and the whole ACC.) It looks like GT is in good position right now to be the overall #1 seed in the ACC Tournament, and will move on quite far after that. But they’re not the only ones. Almost half the AC could be put in that position, too. Florida State, Virginia, and Miami are all right up there as well, as are they every year. You can place as much money as you want on them hosting regionals, and there’s a very good chance they will all be hosting super regionals too. It will be interesting to see how all 4 teams finish off the season. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if one of them is #1 in America at the end of the season.
The only other teams that are doing good and actually have a chance of making some noise in the Regionals and Super Regionals are Virginia Tech and Clemson. Just because I didn’t put them in the paragraph above doesn’t mean they’re not doing well. Actually, they both are doing pretty good. Virginia Tech upset Virginia in baseball this past week and took the series vs UVA, and has been striving as of lately, also winning series vs Miami and FSU. Clemson got swept the past weekend, but it was by Georgia Tech, and Clemson is on their road to the postseason anyway.
One thing I’d also like to point out about ACC Baseball this year, is how good the league is overall. Not just in terms of talent, which the league also has a surplus of, but in terms of national success. Take a look at the Baseball America rankings. 6 teams from the ACC are in the Top 25. Half of the ACC is in the Top 25. I don’t know what you take from that, but I think that it’s amazing. They’re like BigEast basketball of college baseball, except much better. And that is saying something. Plus, not only is there 6 teams in the Top 25, 3 of them are in the Top 10. It rounds out like this- Virginia #2, Georgia Tech #5, Florida State #6, Miami #15, Clemson #17, Virginia Tech #20.
I don’t know what you think, but I think ACC Baseball is the best league in any college sport. Which means a great 1 month of ACC baseball is ahead of us.