Atop the ACC Atlantic Division standings after its doubleheader sweep of Georgia Tech on Friday, Clemson's Tigers begin a new week in third place in the division, narrowly behind Florida State and N.C. State.
FSU's weekend sweep of Wake Forest (7-3, 8-6 and 11-2), coupled with Clemson's third-game loss to Georgia Tech, pushed the Seminoles back into first place at 16-8, while the Tigers stand 15-9. N.C. State, which split a pair of games with top-ranked UNC, is at 15-8. The third game of the Wolfpack-Tar Heels series was cancelled by rain and will not be made up.
Several of the ACC's teams take a break from conference play this week, either for academic exams or to play non-conference opponents.
Maryland (25-21, 8-16) will play at Clemson (30-14, 15-9), and Virginia Tech (27-18, 11-13) plays at Boston College (8-25, 2-21). The Clemson-Maryland series will run Saturday through Monday. The Tigers have no mid-week games this week because of exams.
Georgia Tech (28-16, 12-12) is at home against Coastal Carolina; N.C. State (34-11) plays a home series against Presbyterian; Florida State (35-9) is at home against Central Florida; and St. John's plays at Miami (29-18).
Critical series await most of the ACC's division contenders the next two weekends. The weekend of May 11-13, FSU plays at N.C. State, North Carolina visits Georgia Tech; Virginia is at home against the Duke; and Miami plays at Wake Forest. Clemson will play out of conference against Georgia Southern.
On the final weekend of the regular season, Clemson visits FSU, Virginia is at UNC, Georgia Tech plays at Miami, N.C. State visits Duke, and Maryland is at home against Boston College.
In last weekend's series, Boston College took two of three games from Miami, Virginia Tech claimed two of three over Virginia, and Maryland won two of three against Duke.