UNC Baseball: Diamond Heels enter RPI Top 10

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 21: Head coach Mike Fox
OMAHA, NE - JUNE 21: Head coach Mike Fox /

The Diamond Heels have cracked the top 10 in RPI for all college baseball teams

It was a sluggish start to the 2018 college baseball season for the North Carolina Tar Heels but it appears as if they have found their groove.

The Diamond Heels are 17-5 in their last 22 games and are starting to get on a roll at the right time. Currently, the Tar Heels sit at 12-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and are a half game behind Duke for the lead in the Coastal Division.

They are only a game behind NC State for the best record in the entire conference and UNC has won their previous three ACC series.

On Tuesday, UNC is set for a showdown with the Wolfpack at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park but the game wont count towards either team’s ACC records. The two teams will meet in Raleigh at the end of April for a three-game series that will count.

Following Tuesday’s game, UNC will host Georgia Tech for a three-game ACC series. As they enter the week, UNC is ranked as the No. 8 team in the nation and has cracked the Top 10 in RPI.

It’s safe to say they are starting to hit their stride.

UNC has entered the Top 10 in RPI in all of college baseball and is the only ACC team to crack that Top 10 as of games played through Sunday, April 15th. The Tar Heels are 24-12 overall and 14-6 at home. They are just 8-6 on the road but played two tough road ACC series against Louisville and Miami already.

While the Tar Heel are No. 8 in RPI they are only a Top 20 team in the latest Baseball America Top 25 poll released on Monday. UNC climbed to No. 19, up one spot from No. 20 despite winning three-straight series.

NC State is No. 2, Duke is No. 8, Clemson is No. 14 and Florida State is No. 17. The Florida Gators are the top team in the Baseball America poll as well as the RPI.

With just about a month left in the season, UNC is in very good position to make the NCAA tournament and even be a host site.

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