The ACC Tournament kicks off on Wednesday afternoon at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Unfortunately, Duke did not qualify once again.
However, the top eight teams in the conference did, including the five teams in front of Duke in the Coastal Division. Baseball America still has six ACC teams ranked in the top 25 (#5 Virginia, #6 North Carolina, #7 Florida State, #9 NC State, #18 Clemson, and #21 Virginia Tech).
The eight teams are broke up into two pools, A and B. Each team plays one game against the other three teams in their pool. The two teams with the best record in their pool advance to Sunday’s championship, which will be televised on ESPN2 at 1pm ET. The ACC champion receives the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The weather forecast for Durham has thunderstorms possible for the first two days, but temperatures over the final three days to be in the upper 70s. That’s perfect baseball weather, though it may get a little chilly for the night games.
Pool A: North Carolina, NC State, Clemson, and Miami.
Pool B: Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech.
Defending ACC Tournament champion Georgia Tech kicks off the tourney at 11am Wednesday as the seven seed (15-15). They play the top seed in Pool B, two seed Florida State (20-10). Six seed Virginia Tech (15-14) faces three seed Virginia (22-8) at 3pm, with five seed Clemson (18-12) against four seed NC State (19-10) at 7pm to finish the first day of games.