The weekend series: The Hokies continue their 120th season of baseball with a four-game series at the USA Complex in Cary, N.C. They open with Rhode Island, who after this weekend will have played 10 of 11 games against ranked opponents, and Ohio in a doubleheader on Friday before squaring off with No. 22 Notre Dame on Saturday and the first of two games this year against Tennessee on Sunday.
A return to the Top 25: With its success the first weekend of the season, Tech found itself ranked in the Top 25 in the latest poll released by Baseball America, entering at No. 24. It marked the first time the Hokies have been ranked since the end of the 2010 season, when they were 16th in the BA poll heading into the NCAA Baseball Championship.
Still ranked at No. 25, and with Notre Dame ranked No. 22, it will mark the first time since June 6, 2010 that a ranked Tech team will face another ranked team. They lost that game to No. 8 South Carolina, 10-2, in the regional.
Facing RV teams: Although the Notre Dame game will be the first for Tech this year against a ranked opponent (top 30), Tech is 5-0 against teams receiving votes in various polls - Kent State (2-0), UNCW (2-0) and Radford (1-0).
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