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Despite a two-loss week that was capped with a rainout, the University of North Carolina maintained their No. 1 ranking in the the majority of the college baseball polls for the 11th consecutive week.
At 41-4, the Tar Heels held off Vanderbilt (39-6) for the top spot in each of the Baseball America, USA Today and the Perfect Game polls released Monday. Vandy had a perfect 4-0 week and leap-frogged LSU (39-6) in all three polls while making the full climb to No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll, edging out UNC by one-point in the voting.
On a rainy Sunday when North Carolina would end one lacrosse drought, another continued.
Marcus Holman capped a record-setting day with the MVP award as second-seeded North Carolina withstood a determined effort from fourth-seeded Virginia (7-8) to claim its eighth ACC title – and first since 1996 – with a 16-13 victory at Kenan Stadium.
Elijah Hood of Charlotte, NC a four star Running Back has decided to leave the state and join the Irish of Notre Dame instead of playing for the hometown Tar Heels. ESPN lists Hood as the #8 RB in the 2014 class and the #1 back in the state of North Carolina, a four-star prospect ranked No. 49 overall in the ESPN 150
They had every right to celebrate. But after scoring a fifth straight ACC women’s lacrosse championship, sitting on a bus zooming north from Chapel Hill, the Maryland women’s lacrosse team was dead silent. Rather than shout and holler and sing their way home, the Terps kept their eyes trained on the televisions watching, of all things, season two of “Dexter.”
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