Of 296 Division I college baseball teams, few will ever be ranked No. 1. Of those, fewer will take on No. 2. Lucky Hurricanes. At 7 p.m. Thursday, top-ranked Miami will play the second-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels at Mark Light Field in the first game of the final regular-season series.
No. 1 Hurricanes to face No. 2 North Carolina
The Miami Herald
Talk about perfect scheduling and a showcase series. Miami's Hurricanes are ranked No. 1 in the nation and the Tar Heels No. 2.
"No. 1 versus No. 2. It doesn't get any better than that until you get to the national championship game," UNC pitcher Rob Wooten said Tuesday after the Heels' 4-1 win over Winthrop. "It's going to be a great atmosphere."
Carolina (43-9, 20-6 ACC) is the ACC's defending champion but needs a three-game sweep at Mark Light Field to move past the Canes (42-6, 22-3) and win the ACC's Coastal Division for the third straight year.
Heels head to Florida for key series
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