Clemson will be seeded third for the ACC Baseball Championship, which gets underway Tuesday and runs through Sunday in Durham, NC. The Tigers head up Pool C which also features sixth-seeded Boston College and 10th-seeded Virginia Tech.
As the top-seeded team in Pool C, Clemson will have a distinct advantage should the tiebreaker come into play. After the Tigers, Eagles and Hokies play in a round-robin format, the team with the best record advances to the semifinals. If two teams are tied at the completion of pool play, the team with the highest seed in the respective pool will advance.
Once pool play is completed and the field is whittled to four teams, the tournament moves to single elimination to determine the league champion. Clemson’s game days and times will be revealed along with the rest of the tournament schedule, Sunday.
From ACC press release
Ranked atop every major poll and sporting the No. 1 spot in the latest NCAA RPI, Wake Forest (45-9 overall, 22-7 ACC) earned the No. 1 overall seed and will head up Pool A. The Deacons will be joined by eighth-seeded Notre Dame (30-22, 15-15) and 12th-seeded Pitt (23-30, 10-18).
Virginia (44-11, 19-11) prevailed in a tight Coastal Division race and is the top seed in Pool B, along with No. 7 North Carolina (33-21, 14-14) and No. 11 Georgia Tech (30-25, 12-18)
No. 3 Clemson (39-17, 20-10) is joined in Pool C by No. 6 Boston College (34-17, 16-14) and No. 10 Virginia Tech (30-21, 12-17).
No. 4 Miami (37-18, 18-12) drew the top seed in Pool D, which also features No. 5 Duke (35-19, 16-13) and No. 9 NC State (34-18, 13-16).