ACC Coaches Pick Tech to Finish Second in Coastal Division

Jan. 28, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech was picked to finish second in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division in a vote by the league’s 12 head coaches Thursday, behind 2009 conference champion Virginia, the coaches’ pick to win the conference title again.

Eleven of the league’s head coaches picked Virginia as the favorite to win the Coastal Division, with defending division champion North Carolina receiving one vote. Florida State was a favored to claim a fourth straight Atlantic Division championship on 10 ballots, while two coaches favored Clemson.

The Jackets finished second in the coastal division in 2009, holding a 17-10-1 mark in conference play. Tech is followed by North Carolina, Miami, Virginia Tech and Duke in the coastal predictions.

Clemson was picked to finish second in the Atlantic Division, followed by Boston College, NC State, Wake Forest and Maryland.

Teams were awarded six points for each first-place vote, five points for each second-place vote, etc.

Virginia, which won a school-record 49 games in 2009, was joined in the College World Series by North Carolina, which made its ACC-record fourth straight trip to Omaha. Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Miami also made the 2009 NCAA field, with Clemson and Florida State joining North Carolina and Virginia in the final 16.

Georgia Tech will hold its first official practice of the 2010 season this Friday, Jan. 29, and open the regular season slate Friday, Feb. 19 with the a three-game series against Missouri State at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The ACC Baseball Championship will be held May 26-30 at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C.

Complete results of the 2010 ACC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll are listed below. First-place votes are in parenthesis:


Team Points 2009 Record

Florida State (10) 70 45-18. 19-9 ACC

Clemson (2) 62 44-22, 19-11 ACC

Boston College 42 34-26, 13-15 ACC

NC State 38 25-31, 10-20 ACC

Wake Forest 21 22-30, 6-24 ACC

Maryland 19 27-27, 10-20 ACC


Team Points 2009 Record

Virginia (11) 71 49-15-1, 16-11-1 ACC

Georgia Tech 57 38-19-1. 17-10-1 ACC

North Carolina (1) 44 48-18, 19-10 ACC

Miami 42 38-22, 18-12 ACC

Virginia Tech 20 32-21, 12-17 ACC

Duke 18 35-24, 15-15 ACC

Overall champion: Virginia (8)
Others receiving votes: Florida State (3), North Carolina (1)


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