Tech picked up a big win over Duke last night in the first game of their three-game series. North Carolina, the second-place team in the Coastal Division, lost to Boston College as well.
The Jackets need to win two more to pass FSU and take the top seed in next week’s tournament.
Coach Danny Hall told me the other day, and I’m paraphrasing, that the top seed is important for two reasons:
1. On paper, and he emphasized “on paper,” it puts the second- and third-best teams in the other side of the bracket. But because the ACC is so tough, just because 2 (FSU) and 3 (UNC) are on the other side, it’s still a deep league. So, you still have to watch out for No. 4 (Clemson).
2. The top seed is a nice reward for a team that played one of the toughest schedules in the country this year. The Jackets have a top-5 RPI, depending upon which one you look at.
3. How about Deck McGuire, who is now 10-0 this year?
Other goings on today: the golf team needs to maintain the steady play it showed yesterday. Softball takes on Boston tonight in the first game of the regional at The Mew.
Track and field hosts the Tech Invitational. There’s tennis, as well.