In the seventh installment of the NCAA RPI the Tar Heels are No. 6 last week, while Virginia Tech checks in at No. 31.
The ACC has 10 programs in the top 40 of this week's RPI rankings.
Entering Thursday the Tar Heels are No. 5 in Warren Nolan's RPI and the Hokies are at No. 29.
The Boyd's World RPI pegs the Tar Heels No. 6 entering Thursday and has Virginia Tech at No. 31.
North Carolina-Virginia Tech Series
Carolina leads the all-time series against Virginia Tech with a 56-23-2 mark since the series began in 1907.
The Tar Heels swept the season series with the Hokies a year ago with wins of 10-4, 5-4 and 7-6 in Blacksburg.
Carolina has won 12 straight over Virginia Tech and have won 17 of 18 since the Hokies joined the ACC prior to the 2005 season.