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Jan
20
2015

Virginia named ACC Baseball pre-season Favorite.

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Virginia came oh so close to winning the baseball national title last year losing 2 games to 1 in the Championship series to Vanderbilt. They are stocked again with a great pitching staff and have been named the ACC Baseball Favorite. Georgia Tech is the defending ACC Champion.

Here is the press release provided by site contributor @HokieSmash

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia has been selected as the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference baseball preseason favorite in a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches.

The Cavaliers were named by 10 coaches as the team to beat for the second straight year, while Florida State received four first place votes.

Virginia, which reached the CWS Finals last year, was named by 13 coaches as the likely Coastal Division winner. Defending Coastal champion Miami received one vote for first place. The Cavaliers totaled 97 points in the voting (seven points for a first place vote, six for second place, etc.), and are followed by North Carolina (78), Miami (75), defending ACC champion Georgia Tech (54), Duke (43), Virginia Tech (24), and Pitt (21).

Florida State was picked to repeat as the Atlantic Division winner, receiving seven of the possible 14 votes for first place while totaling 91 points. League newcomer Louisville (84 points) collected four first place votes, while Clemson (77) received three votes for first place. Rounding out the Atlantic Division are NC State (53), Wake Forest (39), Notre Dame (25), and Boston College (23).

All 14 ACC teams open the 2015 season with nonconference games on Friday, Feb. 13. The 2015 ACC Baseball Championship is scheduled for May 19-24 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

2015 ACC Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll

Overall Champion

1.

Virginia

10

2.

Florida State

4

Atlantic Division

1.

Florida State (7)

91

2.

Louisville (4)

84

3.

Clemson (3)

77

4.

NC State

53

5.

Wake Forest

39

6.

Notre Dame

25

7.

Boston College

23

Coastal Division

1.

Virginia (13)

97

2.

North Carolina

78

3.

Miami (1)

75

4.

Georgia Tech

54

5.

Duke

43

6.

Virginia Tech

24

7.

Pitt

21

 

D1Baseball.com recently released their preseason top 25 poll with 5 ACC Teams in the poll.

#3 Virginia

#6 North Carolina

#11 Louisville

#15 Miami

#21 Florida State

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