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ACC Coaches Pick Tech to Finish Second in Coastal Division

Jan. 28, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 19th-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team was picked to finish second in the Coastal Division race according to the 2011 ACC Preseason Coaches Poll, voted on by the league’s 12 head coaches.

Atlantic Division leader Clemson was the overall favorite, finishing with seven overall first-place votes and 68 points in the Atlantic Division. Defending ACC Champion Florida State was second with three overall votes, and 64 points in the same division.

The Yellow Jackets (56 points) followed Virginia (69) in the Coastal standings, with Miami (48), North Carolina (40), Virginia Tech (25) and Duke (14) rounding out the list.

Behind the Seminoles in the Atlantic Division race were NC State (46), Maryland (27), Boston College (26) and Wake Forest (21).

This marks the third straight season in which the Jackets were predicted to finish second in the Coastal Division. Tech finished second in 2010 after a 21-9 record in ACC play.

Georgia Tech will hold its first official practice of the 2011 season this afternoon at 2:45 at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Jackets open the regular season slate Friday, Feb. 18 with a three-game series against Kent State at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The ACC Baseball Championship will be held May 25-29 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

Complete results of the 2011 ACC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll are listed below.

First-place votes are in parenthesis:

OVERALL CHAMPION: Clemson (7)
Also receiving votes: Florida State (3), Virginia (2)

ATLANTIC DIVISION
Team Points

Clemson (8) 68
Florida State (4) 64
NC State 46
Maryland 27
Boston College 26
Wake Forest 21

COASTAL DIVISION
Team Points

Virginia (9) 69
Georgia Tech (2) 56
Miami (1) 48
North Carolina 40
Virginia Tech 25
Duke 14

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