January 19, 2007 - by
Baseball Tabbed Second In ACC Atlantic Division By Coaches

Jan. 19, 2007

Greensboro, NC –
Just two weeks before first pitch, the ACC released its pre-season coaches’ poll Friday. Florida State was picked to finish second in the Atlantic Division behind 2006 College World Series team Clemson. FSU received one first place vote and had the fourth-most total votes from the conference coaches.

While Clemson was the runaway winner for overall votes and as the predicted ACC Champion, Florida State, Miami and North Carolina were all bunched very close together for the 2-4 spots. The Tar Heels barely edged the Hurricanes as the predicted winner of the Coastal Division. Four schools received first place votes in the Coastal where three teams advanced to the 2006 CWS including UNC, which was the National Champion runner-up.

The Seminoles were selected as a solid second place team in the Atlantic with 55 points trailing Clemson’s 71. NC State (48) was predicted to finish third followed by Wake Forest (40), Boston College (20) and Maryland (18).

Florida State is currently preparing for its February 2 opener versus Tennessee. The Seminoles will face the Volunteers for the first time since 1998. Tennessee is coached by Rod Delmonico, a former FSU assistant and close friend of head coach Mike Martin.

Atlantic Division
School Points  Record
1. Clemson (11) 71 53-16, 24-6 ACC
2. Florida State (1) 55 44-21, 16-13 ACC
3. NC State 48 40-23, 16-13 ACC
4. Wake Forest 40 33-22, 16-13 ACC
5. Boston College 20 28-25-1, 9-21 ACC
6. Maryland 18 26-30, 8-22 ACC

Coastal Division School Points Record 1. North Carolina (4) 60 54-15, 22-8 ACC 2. Miami (2) 58 42-24, 17-13 ACC 3. Virginia (4) 54 47-15, 21-9 ACC 4. Georgia Tech (2) 44 50-18, 19-11 ACC 5. Virginia Tech 22 20-33, 4-25 ACC 6. Duke 14 15-40, 6-24 ACC

ACC Overall Champion: Clemson - 9 Georgia Tech - 2 Virginia - 1

NEWS & NOTES: Florida State has been ranked in three national polls to start the season. The Seminoles are ranked 13th in Collegiate Baseball, 15th in the NCBWA poll and 18th by Baseball America.

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