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May 19, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Atlantic Division champion Florida State and Coastal Division champion North Carolina will be the two top seeded teams for the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Championship, which will be held from Wednesday, May 23 through Sunday, May 27, at NewBridge Bank Park.
As the No. 1 overall seed, Florida State (43-12, 24-6) will be placed atop Pool A and will be joined by No. 4 Virginia (36-16-1, 18-12), No. 5 Clemson (32-24, 16-14) and No. 8 Georgia Tech (33-24, 12-18). North Carolina (42-13, 22-8) is the No. 2 seed and will be joined in Pool B by No. 3 NC State (38-15, 19-11), No. 6 Miami (34-19, 16-14) and No. 7 Wake Forest (32-22, 13-17).
Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its division Wednesday-Saturday (May 23-26). The two teams with the best records within their respective division brackets will advance to the title game on Sunday, May 27, with the winner earning the ACC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Game times Wednesday through Saturday are set for 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday’s Championship Game will begin at 12 noon.
Complete pairings, dates and game times for the entire 2012 ACC Baseball Championship will be released by noon on Sunday (May 20). Visit theACC.com for more information.
Fans can still purchase tickets to next week's competition. Complete books to all 13 games are available, as well as individual game tickets. Online ticket information can be found at http://www.theACC.com/championships/12-baseball-tix.html or by calling 336-268-2255.
All 13 games of this year’s ACC Baseball Championship will be televised for the sixth straight year. RSN, a regional network that covers the entire conference footprint, will carry 12 total games on Wednesday through Saturday. Please check theACC.com for local affiliates and stations. Sunday’s noon championship game will televised nationally by ESPN2.
All games will live-streamed via the Internet by ESPN3. In addition, Sirius 93 will broadcast all 13 games live via satellite radio, and every game with exception of the Wednesday and Friday 7 p.m. games will also be broadcast live via satellite radio on XM 190. Live stats will be available at the ACC Baseball Championship site.
All eight teams in this year’s ACC Championship field are ranked among the top 40 of the most recent NCAA RPI report. Florida State held a No. 1 national ranking in two major national polls last week, while North Carolina was ranked as high as No. 7, NC State as high as No. 13, Virginia as high as No. 19 and Miami as high as No. 21.
2012 ACC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDINGS
May 23-27 at NewBridge Bank Park (Greensboro, N.C.)
DIVISION A – No. 1 Florida State, No. 4 Virginia, No. 5 Clemson, 8. Georgia Tech
DIVISION B – No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 NC State, No. 6 Miami, No. 7 Wake Forest
Round-robin pool play will be held May 23-26 (game times 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day). The winner of each division will then advance to meet in the championship game on Sunday, May 27, at noon.