Unsurprisingly, Boston College baseball was swept by the no. 9 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets over the weekend down in Atlanta. I suppose the Eagles playing the Jackets close on Friday and Sunday count as moral victories of sorts. That's the good news.
The bad news is that BC is now on the outside looking in at the ACC Tournament. The weekend sweep, combined with a Hokies sweep of the Terps and a Wake win over Clemson, puts the Eagles in 10th place.
Here's a look at the current ACC standings:
1. Virginia 18-3 (1st Coastal)
2. Florida State 14-7 (1st Atlantic)
3. Georgia Tech 17-4
4. Miami 15-5
5. North Carolina 13-8
6. Clemson 11-10
7. N.C. State 9-12
8. Virginia Tech 7-14
Wake Forest 7-14
Boston College 6-14
The Eagles are battling Virginia Tech and Wake Forest for the eighth and final ACC Tournament playoff spot. I suppose you could throw Maryland in that mix too, as the Terps have a manageable schedule down the stretch.
Here's a look at the last five teams' remaining schedules:
Virginia Tech (7-14) -- at Duke, Clemson, Georgia Tech
Wake Forest (7-14) -- Boston College, at Duke, at Maryland
Boston College (6-14) -- Virginia, at Wake Forest, N.C. State
Maryland (4-17) -- at N.C. State, at North Carolina, Wake Forest
Duke (4-17) -- Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, at Miami
If the Eagles are to make this year's ACC Baseball Championship, they would be best served finishing higher than 8th. If the season ended today, the eighth and final playoff team would play Virginia, Miami and North Carolina in pool play. In the other Pool, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Clemson and N.C. State would face one another in what is shaping up to be the much easier of the two Pools.
But I suppose beggars can't be choosers, and BC would be fortunate just to get the nod to play in Durham this year. Here's to the ACC's race for eighth -- and the right to lose to Virginia in pool play -- heating up with only three ACC series left to play.