GREENSBORO, NC. (theACC.com) — Led by No. 5 Wake Forest, seven Atlantic Coast Conference baseball teams are among the top 25 of Perfect Game’s 2023 preseason poll released Wednesday morning.
The Demon Deacons are joined among the top 10 by No. 7 Louisville and No. 9 Miami. Defending ACC champion North Carolina is at No. 13, followed by No. 15 Virginia Tech, No. 19 Virginia and No. 21 NC State.
The season opens for all Division I teams on Friday, Feb. 17. ACC teams wrap up regular-season play on Saturday, May 20, with the ACC Baseball Championship set for May 23-28 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.
Perfect Game 2023 Preseason Rankings
5. Wake Forest
13. North Carolina
15. Virginia Tech
21. NC State
Collegiate Baseball 2023 Preseason Rankings
10. Wake Forest
11. North Carolina
23. Georgia Tech
28. Virginia Tech
30. NC State
32. Florida State
Collegiate Baseball 2023 Preseason All-America Team
RHP – Rhett Lowder, Wake Forest
RP – Andrew Walters, Miami
3B – Jake Gelof, Virginia
OF – Vance Honeycutt, North Carolina
C – Jack Payton, Louisville
3B – Yohandy Morales, Miami
3B – Brock Wilken, Wake Forest
OF – Jack Hurley, Virginia Tech.
RHP – Drue Hackenberg , Virginia Tech.