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Where UNC baseball ranks in the latest NCAA Tournament projections

UNC baseball has won the ACC Coastal Division championship and is closing in on the top spot in the ACC Tournament, which will take place May 21-26 in Charlotte.

Entering the final week of the regular season, the fifth-ranked Tar Heels are 39-11, including a 20-7 record in the ACC. Baseball America and D1 Baseball have UNC as the lock to make the NCAA tournament and host a regional tournament.

The Heels, who have won six straight games, will travel to UNC Wilmington (35-17, 19-5 CAA) on Tuesday for a three-game series against No. 9 Duke (34-16, 15-12). ACC) to conclude the regular season.

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The Seahawks, Blue Devils, NC State (29-19), Wake Forest (36-16), East Carolina (37-13) and High Point (29-24) are the other teams in the state expected to participate the 64-team postseason field.

Here’s a look at where UNC stands in the latest postseason projections.

What is the RPI of UNC baseball?

The Tar Heels enter the final week of the regular season ranked No. 5 in the RPI. According to Warren Nolan Baseball, UNC has played the 16th toughest schedule in the country. The Heels are 6-7 against Quad 1 opponents.

D1Baseball’s projection for UNC baseball

D1Baseball predicts UNC will be the No. 6 national seed as regional host, with the chance to host a super regional series as a top-8 seed. No. No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 UNCW and No. 4 Bryant are expected to be the other teams in the Chapel Hill Regional.

Baseball America’s projection for UNC baseball

Baseball America projects UNC to be the No. 5 overall seed. The Tar Heels would open the tournament as the No. 1 seed in the Chapel Hill regional, including No. 2 Nebraska, No. 3 Coastal Carolina and No. 4 Bryant.

2024 UNC Baseball Schedule

UNC baseball’s remaining schedule for the 2024 season.

  • May 14 at UNC Wilmington

  • May 16-18 at Duke

  • May 21-26 at ACC Tournament in Charlotte

  • May 31-June 3 for NCAA regionals

  • June 7-9 or June 8-10 for NCAA super regionals

  • June 14-24 during the College World Series in Omaha

Staff writer Rodd Baxley can be reached at [email protected] or @RoddBaxley on X/Twitter.

This article originally appeared in The Fayetteville Observer: UNC baseball NCAA Tournament projections