The biggest news last week was that the NCAA Baseball Committee has recommended changing the way the RPI is calculated for the 2013 season. The revised RPI formula will value each road victory as 1.3 instead of 1.0. Each home win will be valued at 0.7 instead of 1.0. Conversely, each home loss will count 1.3 against at team’s RPI and each road loss will count 0.7 against a team. This is similar to the changes made in Division I men’s and women’s basketball where road wins are weighted as 1.4 and home victories are weighted at 0.6. That was based on statistical data that consistently showed home teams in Division I basketball winning about two-thirds of the time.
College Baseball Daily was able to catch up to coaches from around the country to get their thoughts on the new rules and what changes they might have for their 2013 schedules if they are adopted by NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel meeting on August 11th. You can check out the coaches comments below and the NCAA did a study on what the changes would have done for the 2011 season if they were in effect which can be checked out by clicking here. Continue reading
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson junior shortstop Brad Miller and Virginia junior pitcher Danny Hultzen head up the 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
Miller was selected the ACC Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches, while Hultzen was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 21st.
#14 North Carolina 3 #1 Virginia 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – No. 13 North Carolina capped off a three-game series sweep of top-ranked Virginia (44-12, 22-8 ACC) as the Tar Heels (44-12, 20-10 ACC) used a three-run fifth inning en route to a 3-2 win over the Cavaliers Saturday afternoon on senior day at Boshamer Stadium. Continue reading
College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a Facebook page which can be joined by clicking here. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 20th
#14 North Carolina 2 #1 Virginia 1
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Freshman left-hander Kent Emanuel withstood the test from No. 1 Virginia (45-8, 22-7 ACC) Friday night and No. 13 Carolina (43-12, 19-10 ACC) picked up a pair of eighth-inning runs to claim a 2-1 victory over the Cavaliers. Carolina’s two and three hitters, Levi Michael and Colin Moran, each drove in a run in the go-ahead eighth inning. The Cavaliers drop a series for the first time all season and the Tar Heels will look for the sweep on Saturday. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 19th.
#14 North Carolina 6 #1 Virginia 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – As was expected a pitcher’s duel broke out Thursday evening at Boshamer Stadium as No. 1 Virginia’s (45-7, 22-6 ACC) Cody Winiarski and North Carolina’s (42-12, 18-10 ACC) Patrick Johnson twirled five innings of shutout ball. Winiarksi would be the first to buckle as the Tar Heels exploded for five runs in the sixth inning to take the lead and Patrick Johnson went on to throw the first complete game shutout by a Tar Heel since Alex White in 2009 as he improved to 10-1 on the year. Continue reading
The ACC enters the tenth and final weekend of conference play this week. The Virginia Cavaliers lead the ACC Coastal Division by two games over second place Georgia Tech. UVA will visit North Carolina to try to wrap up the conference title while Georgia Tech visits Virginia Tech. The Atlantic Division is led by the Florida State Seminoles with a 18-9 conference record as they have a three game led over second place Clemson. The two squads will face off this weekend to determine the division winner. The other conference matchups see Duke visiting Miami (FL), NC State at Boston College, and Wake Forest at Maryland. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 15th
#2 Virginia 5 #24 Miami (FL) 4
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Will Roberts (Jr., Richmond, Va.) worked into the eighth inning in an outstanding pitching performance, and the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team scored four runs in the seventh inning in a 5-4 victory over No. 16 Miami Sunday afternoon in front of a season-high 4,700 fans at Davenport Field. Virginia honored its six fourth-year student-athletes as well as manager Rod Larson in Senior Day ceremonies following the game. Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 14th.
#2 Virginia 3 #24 Miami (FL) 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Tyler Wilson (Sr., Midlothian, Va.) gave up just one hit and struck out 11 over 7.2 innings of dominant work to propel the No. 1-ranked Virginia baseball team to a 3-2 victory over No. 16 Miami Saturday afternoon at Davenport Field. Wilson (6-0) allowed only two baserunners on a hit and a walk and tied his career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts. Continue reading
The ACC enters their second to last weekend of action with two series matching up ranked squads with #24 Miami heading to #2 ranked Virginia and #11 North Carolina going to #15 Georgia Tech. The two other ranked teams in action are #7 Florida State at NC State and #13 ranked Clemson at Virginia Tech. The only ACC matchup between two unranked teams is Wake Forest at Duke. Boston College goes out of league play this week with a brief two game series starting on Saturday. Continue reading