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BC BASEBALL Picked to Finish Sixth in Atlantic Division

BC BASEBALL Picked to Finish Sixth in Atlantic Division
The season starts Feb. 16

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College baseball team was voted to finish sixth in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference by the 14 head coaches, the league announced on Tuesday morning. Florida State was selected as the 2018 overall favorite with North Carolina taking the Coastal Division.

The Seminoles were picked by 10 coaches as the team to beat in the conference. The Tar Heels picked up three votes and Wake Forest received one vote for overall conference champion.

Florida State led the way in the Atlantic Division with 95 points, followed by Louisville (78), Clemson (70), NC State (53), Wake Forest (52), BC (25) and Notre Dame (19). The Seminoles were selected as division favorites by 13 coaches, while Wake Forest received one vote.

Twelve coaches picked North Carolina to win the Coastal Division, with Virginia receiving the other two first-place votes. The Tar Heels tallied 96 points, ahead of Virginia (83), Duke (62), Miami (60), Georgia Tech (46), Virginia Tech (27) and Pitt (18).

The Eagles are coming off back-to-back appearances in the ACC Tournament. They finished the 2017 campaign with a 25-28 overall record, 11-19 in conference play, which was good for fifth in the Atlantic division. Nineteen letter winners are returning from the squad from a year ago.

BC opens the 2018 campaign on Feb. 16 with a three-game series at Santa Clara. The Eagles host FSU starting April 20 and will play the Seminoles at Fenway Park on April 21 in the Seventh Annual ALS Awareness Game. They are scheduled to play the first home game at the newly constructed Brighton Baseball Field on March 13 against Holy Cross.

2018 ACC Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll

Overall Champion
Florida State (10)
North Carolina (3)
Wake Forest (1)

Atlantic Division
1. Florida State (13) – 95
2. Louisville – 78
3. Clemson – 70
4. NC State – 53
5. Wake Forest (1) – 52
6. Boston College – 25
7. Notre Dame – 19

Coastal Division
1. North Carolina (12) – 96
2. Virginia (2) – 83
3. Duke – 62
4. Miami – 60
5. Georgia Tech – 46
6. Virginia Tech – 27
7. Pitt – 18

() – First Place Votes

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