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ACC Coaches Pick Clemson 2nd in Preseason Baseball Poll

ACC Coaches Pick Clemson 2nd in Preseason Baseball Poll

Jan. 18, 2001

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 nine starters from their 2000 squad which captured the ACC Championship Title 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 Poll

1. Georgia Tech (9) 81
2. Clemson 69
3. Florida State 64
4. Wake Forest 55
5. North Carolina 40
NC State 40
7. Virginia 26
8. Duke 18
9. Maryland 12

(#) denotes first place votes