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Louisville, Wake Forest, Miami, Virginia favorites in 2023 ACC baseball season

Chris Graham

ACC Baseball Louisville, Wake Forest, Miami and Virginia are the favorites in the ACC in the upcoming 2023 baseball season.

Louisville edged Wake Forest in the coaches’ vote for the likely Atlantic Division champion, while Miami was the Coastal Division favorite with Virginia slotted in second place.

Louisville placed atop the Atlantic Division last season, while Wake Forest was third. Miami finished second in the Coastal Division, one game behind first-place Virginia Tech. All were among the ACC’s nine-team NCAA tournament contingent, which tied for the most of any conference.

Ten ACC teams have been ranked in at least one major poll during the 2023 preseason, and 19 different ACC players have been named to at least one preseason All-America Team.

The ACC has placed at least one team in each of the last 16 College World Series and at least six teams in each of the last 18 NCAA tournaments.

All 14 ACC baseball teams open their seasons on Friday, February 17, with conference play set to begin on Friday, March 10. The 15-game ACC Baseball Championship will be held May 23-28 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

ACC Network will be on hand for the first five days of the tournament, with ESPN or ESPN2 set to carry Sunday’s championship game.

Full tournament ticket books are now available at DurhamBulls.com or by calling the Durham Bulls Box Office at 919-965-BULL (2855). Please see here for the direct link to online ticket sales.

2023 ACC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll

First-place votes in parenthesis

Overall ACC Champion

Louisville (6)

Wake Forest (6)

Clemson (1)

Virginia Tech (1)

Atlantic Division

  1. Louisville (6) – 89
  2. Wake Forest (6) – 84
  3. NC State (1) – 58, Florida State – 58
  1. Clemson (1) – 47
  2. Notre Dame – 38
  3. Boston College – 18

Coastal Division

  1. Miami (10) – 93
  2. Virginia (2) – 75
  3. North Carolina (1) – 72
  4. Virginia Tech (1) – 64
  5. Georgia Tech – 45
  6. Duke – 26
  7. Pitt – 17

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].