GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference’s nine head coaches selected Georgia Tech as the unanimous top pick to win the conference championship in 2001. The Yellow Jackets return all nine starters from their 2000 squad which captured the ACC Championship as well as the regular season crown and finished the season 50-16. Georgia Tech tallied 81 points, including all nine first place votes.
Clemson comes in second with 69 points, twelve behind preseason favorite Georgia Tech. The Tigers finished 51-18, 17-7 in the league last season and ended the 2000 season with a trip to the College World Series.
The Florida State Seminoles fill the third place slot with 64 points, while Wake Forest placed fourth in the balloting with 55 points. The Demon Deacons were followed by North Carolina and NC State who tied for fifth place with 40 points each. Virginia was selected to finish seventh with 26 points, Duke eighth with 18 points and Maryland ninth with 12 points.
2001 ACC Coaches Preseason Predicted Order of Finish
1. Georgia Tech (9) 812. Clemson 693. Florida State 644. Wake Forest 555. North Carolina 40 NC State 407. Virginia 268. Duke 189. Maryland 12(#) denotes first place votes