Three ... or four?
Consider the questions answered.
Three Atlantic Coast Conference teams punched their tickets to Omaha over the weekend - and Miami has a shot to make it four tonight in their super-regional rubber match with Mississippi.
Clemson, Georgia Tech and North Carolina all swept their way to the College World Series in impressive fashion - with UNC's run through Alabama coming as the surprise of the weekend to at least a few observers, given that the Tar Heels had to play the Crimson Tide on the road after spending much of the 2006 ranked at or near the top of the national polls.
Given their success, and the seasons put in by Florida State, North Carolina State and Virginia, all of whom spent the better part of '06 making noise on the national scene, we can start talking about 2006 being the year the ACC put its name on the map of the college-baseball world.
- Chris Graham