UVa. baseball picked third in Coastal in preseason poll

The Virginia baseball team has been selected third in the Coastal Division in the 2012 ACC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll, which was announced Friday by the conference office. Receiving 47 total points through voting of the conference’s 12 head coaches, the Cavaliers were tied with Miami for third place among Coastal Division teams.

Coming off its second College World Series appearance in the last three years, Virginia returns 18 letterwinners from the 2011 squad which went 56-12 and won the ACC Championship. Virginia has won 156 games over the past three seasons – tops of any program in Division I baseball.

Virginia has won at least a share of each of the last two ACC Coastal Division championships.

North Carolina was picked to win the Coastal Division as well as the overall championship in 2012. Clemson was selected as the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Division.

Virginia opens its season Feb. 17-19 at the Caravelle Resort Tournament, hosted by Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach, S.C.



Team, Points
Clemson (7), 67
Florida State (5), 64
NC State, 46
Wake Forest, 34
Maryland, 27
Boston College, 14



Team, Points
North Carolina (7), 63
Georgia Tech (4), 57
Miami (1), 47
Virginia, 47
Virginia Tech, 20
Duke, 18

Division first-place votes in parentheses

(Six points were awarded for each first-place vote, five points for each second-place vote, etc).

OVERALL CHAMPION: North Carolina (7)
Also receiving votes: Georgia Tech (4), Florida State (1)

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