Down to the wire, three teams separated by a hair's breadth.
That's how things stand in the ACC's Atlantic Division headed into the final two games of the regular season.
Clemson knotted things up at the top of the standings Thursday night with its 8-2 win over Florida State at Tallahassee, but N.C. State kept pace by beating Duke 5-2 at Bulls Athletic Park in Durham.
The Tigers, 39-15 and 18-10, and winners of nine straight, will face FSU (42-11, 18-10) tonight at 8 p.m., and then again on Saturday at 3 p.m. Both games will be televised nationally by ESPNU.
N.C. State, 40-13 and 17-10, trails the Tigers and Seminoles by half a game. That game - a rainout against North Carolina earlier this season - will not be made up.
Clemson can win the division by sweeping the Seminoles, or by winning one of the next two and having Duke take a game from N.C. State.
FSU can claim the division title only by beating Clemson in back-to-back games.
N.C. State can win by sweeping Duke, and having Clemson and FSU split games.
In the Coastal Division, Virginia beat North Carolina 10-4 on Thursday. Because of rainouts, the Tar Heels (46-7, 20-6) have a mathematical edge that can only be erased by a sweep by the Cavaliers (44-8, 21-7).
In other ACC series openers on Thursday, Miami beat Georgia Tech 8-3, Virginia Team was a 13-2 winner over Wake Forest, and Boston College edged Maryland 2-1.