Pack’s win over Pirates raises RPI rating to #5

Updated: Pack wins 7-6. NC State now sitting at #5 in this updated RPI Rating.

NC State (23-11, 10-7) is hosting East Carolina (26-9, 2nd place in Conference USA) tonight @ 6:30 pm in Doak Stadium. There might be a few tickets remaining only available to WPC members. If you are interested in going, then call 919-865-1510. It will be a packed house tonight at Doak with much of the stadium filled with purple and gold.

This represents a huge game for the two schools battling to host a regional and possibly even a super-regional. The Pack won 4-3 a few weeks ago in Greenville. Current projections have the Wolfpack and Pirates neck and neck for hosting this year. In fact, has these two teams projected as the #1 and #2 seed in the Greenville Regional:

Greenville Regional
Host: East Carolina
1. East Carolina (CUSA at large)
4. Canisius (MAAC Automatic)
2. NC State (ACC at large)
3. Auburn (SEC at large)

While both teams have been hovering just in or out of most top 25s, ECU and NC State are #6 and #9 respectively in this particular RPI.

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After going the better part of a month without winning a weekend series and struggling offensively, even against midweek opponents, NC State currently is 23-11 and on a hot streak. The Wolfpack has won nine of its last 11 games, taking five of its last six weekend games (vs. Wake Forest and Duke), and winning three of four games vs. ranked teams. NC State now has a 6-6 record vs. ranked teams this season entering the game vs. East Carolina .

Check here later for live stats. Also, the Wolfpack radio crew will be broadcasting live on WKNC-FM 88.1. You can get a live radio feed from their website for most games if you cannot pick up the feed locally.

This year is a real opportunity for Coach Elliot Avent. With football and basketball having stumbled in recent years by not making the post-season, Coach Avent just might have the best program of the three major sports right now.

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16 Responses to Pack’s win over Pirates raises RPI rating to #5

  1. RabidWolf 04/15/2008 at 2:48 PM #

    Go PACK!! Let’s keep those bats hot!

  2. 66pack 04/15/2008 at 3:05 PM #

    Big game unranked NCSU & ECU . UNC CH & UNC W are ranked.These rankings for various local ACC teams are interesting.Now i see why LEE received a “major award”.

    BB-M 1 - 9 -
    BB-W 2 - 9 -
    BASEBALL 4 - - -
    X-COUNTRY - 18 - -
    FIELDHOCKEY 1 - - -
    GOLF-M - - 12 17
    GOLF-W - - 2 11
    GYMN - 21 - -
    LACROSS-M 8 - 2 -
    LACROSS-W 9 - 8 -
    SOCCER-M - - - 1
    SOCCER-W 6 - 15 -
    SOFTBALL 13 - - -
    TENNIS 11 - - -
    TENNIS-W - - 7 -
    SWIM-M 15 - - -
    SWIM-W 11 - - -


  3. 66pack 04/15/2008 at 3:07 PM #


  4. melikesncsu 04/15/2008 at 5:53 PM #

    After 2, 2-0 Wolfpack.

  5. melikesncsu 04/15/2008 at 6:06 PM #

    oops, after 2 it’s 4-0.

  6. wolfpack n da house 04/15/2008 at 8:17 PM #

    any updates on the game? My Gamewatcher hasn’t updated in 30 mins

  7. tulsapack 04/15/2008 at 8:34 PM #

    Pack takes it 7-6, real nailbiter, Gilheeney loaded the bases on walks in the ninth but struck out the last guy (who had hit a grand slam to make it that close) to finish it.

    Good, good win, and an important one for regional hopes. Now it’s all about taking care of business against the bottom of the conference.

  8. tulsapack 04/15/2008 at 8:51 PM #

    Also, I’m not holding my breath for a super-regional. Barring a huge upset in the regionals or a major collapse in the season, there’ll be three ACC teams hosting them: Miami, FSU, and UNC. There won’t be a fourth.

    And there’s the matter of advancing out of the regional–that’s why it’s so important to get one, not just having it at Doak but also it’s a huge difference between playing the 3 seed and the 4 seed in your first game.

    At least if we do get through we won’t get stuck with Miami again.

  9. packfan4ever 04/15/2008 at 9:32 PM #

    Whew….nice of us to let them back in just to stomp their hopes of winning in the 9th with the bases loaded. Way to go pack!

  10. SaccoV 04/15/2008 at 10:11 PM #

    Great win for the team. Hopefully, this can propel them into a big finish to the ACC season. I honestly believe that this team is capable of winning the ACC title, given that the hitters stay hot. Great win and we still need to handle our business in the conference. Wilmington and FSU are the only tough games remaining. Must keep the winning contagious.

  11. RickJ 04/16/2008 at 7:50 AM #

    The Pack has beaten the Pirates 9 out of the last 10 in baseball. Many of the games were close.

  12. StateFans 04/16/2008 at 8:05 AM #

    This is GREAT info. Thanks so much for posting. Very nice to see this.

  13. MrPlywood 04/16/2008 at 9:06 PM #

    I’m guessing that the polls do not yet reflect the latest win and jump in RPI? Doesn’t seem right that the Pack would be ranked so low. Anyway, it would be nice if they could make some post-season noise and send some Wolfpack momentum into football season.

  14. wufpaxno1 04/17/2008 at 1:53 PM #

    tulsapack, UNC can not host a super-regional this year, at least not on their own turf, their stadium has been leveled and is undergoing reconstruction. They are traveling, even for home games and their attendence is way down, I don’t think they are averaging over 500 fans per game. I guess they could host at the DBAP based upon availability as State did in Wilson several years ago when Doak was undergoing it’s facelift.
    But considering UNC is upfitting both Kennan Stadium and its B Ball stadium, I guess LF will no longer be able to make the facilities argument when touting himself. Maybe he is the one that needs the face lift.

  15. gopack968 04/17/2008 at 6:48 PM #

    We beat Radford last night to follow up the ECU win. Only about 1,000 in attendance, but a great night for baseball and fans got to see 11 Wolfpack runs!

    Fans should really make it a point to get out to one of the remaining home games. There is a weekend series remaining with BC and some midweek games as well. Nice stadium, great sightlines, free parking, good hotdogs, and a Pack team headed for postseason play – what more can you ask for?

  16. tulsapack 04/19/2008 at 1:32 AM #


    Thanks, for some reason it hadn’t registered with me that they were playing ALL their home games in Cary.

    Barring a huge collapse, they’ll still be a 1 seed, even if the actual regional gets hosted in Greenville. Don’t know what that would mean for a super-regional if they’re one of the 8 national seeds–the DBAP would probably be the easiest solution. Has that situation happened since the NCAA went to the superregional system?

    Anyway, we comfortably won the first game with VT, despite some sloppy play. Really ought to sweep this series: the Hokies are awful.

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