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Blue Devils Picked to Finish Second in Coastal
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/08/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke baseball team was picked to finish second in the 2019 ACC Coastal Division in a poll of the conference’s 14 head coaches, announced Friday by the league office.

Thirteen coaches picked North Carolina to win the Coastal Division, while Virginia received the other first place vote. The Tar Heels tallied 97 points, ahead of both Virginia and Duke, who tied for second with 64 points apiece. Miami placed fourth with 61 points, while Georgia Tech (59), Pitt (24) and Virginia Tech (23) rounded out the teams in the division.

Louisville, picked as the overall champion, led the way in the Atlantic Division with 90 points, followed by Florida State (86), Clemson (71), NC State (53), Wake Forest (49), Notre Dame (24) and Boston College (19). The Cardinals were selected as the division favorites by seven coaches, while Florida State received six first place votes and Clemson received one.

Nine different ACC teams have been ranked in the five national polls that have been announced to date. Heading into the 2019 campaign, Duke is ranked No. 20 on Collegiate Baseball’s preseason list, No. 22 in Baseball America’s Preseason Top 25, No. 25 in the NCBWA poll and No. 31 on Perfect Game’s list.

The Blue Devils open the 2019 season Feb. 15-17, hosting Lehigh for a three-game home series.

2018 ACC Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll
Atlantic Division
1. Louisville (7) - 90
2. Florida State (6) - 86
3. Clemson (1) - 71
4. NC State - 53
5. Wake Forest - 49
6. Notre Dame - 24
7. Boston College - 19 

Coastal Division
1. North Carolina (13) - 97
2. Virginia (1) - 64
    Duke - 64
4. Miami - 61
5. Georgia Tech - 59
6. Pitt - 24
7. Virginia Tech – 23 

Overall Champion
Louisville

() – First Place Votes

 

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