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Preseason Poll Roundup

Posted on February 7, 2020 in The Team by Karl Hess.

We're officially one week out from the 2020 season opener. With that, all preseason polls of consequence are now released. And the ACC has released its conference preseason poll as well.

We'll check out how the Hoos did in the polls as well as their ACC brethren. As usual, the league is expected to be strong. As you'll see, Louisville and Miami will be the favorites. But past those two squads, there's little consensus within the league and nationally how things are going to play out.

Polls covered will be: Baseball America, D1 Baseball, Perfect Game, USA Today Coaches, NCBWA (baseball writers), Collegiate Baseball, Twitter personality College Baseball USA (@ColBaseUSA), and the ACC coaches preseason poll. Note that the NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball release Top 40 polls. The other national outlets release Top 25 polls.

In order to avoid one giant table of numbers, we'll look at teams individually. Up first, our Hoos.

VIRGINIA

Baseball America: Not Ranked

College Baseball USA: 24

Collegiate Baseball: Receiving Votes

D1 Baseball: 10 To Watch Outside of Top 25

NCBWA: Not Ranked

Perfect Game: 25

USA Today Coaches: Not Ranked

LOUISVILLE

Baseball America: 2

College Baseball USA: 1

Collegiate Baseball: 1

D1 Baseball: 1

NCBWA: 2

Perfect Game: 1

USA Today Coaches: 2

MIAMI

Baseball America: 5

College Baseball USA: 3

Collegiate Baseball: 4

D1 Baseball: 3

NCBWA: 5

Perfect Game: 7

USA Today Coaches: 7

FLORIDA STATE

Baseball America: 12

College Baseball USA: 12

Collegiate Baseball: 15

D1 Baseball: 12

NCBWA: 14

Perfect Game: 14

USA Today Coaches: 14

DUKE

Baseball America: 15

College Baseball USA: 17

Collegiate Baseball: Receiving Votes

D1 Baseball: 15

NCBWA: 15

Perfect Game: 11

USA Today Coaches: 20

NORTH CAROLINA

Baseball America: 17 

College Baseball USA: 19

Collegiate Baseball: 13

D1 Baseball: 23

NCBWA: 19

Perfect Game: 17

USA Today Coaches: 16

NC STATE

Baseball America: 18

College Baseball USA: 15

Collegiate Baseball: 16

D1 Baseball: 16

NCBWA: 17

Perfect Game: 21

USA Today Coaches: 18

GEORGIA TECH

Baseball America: 21

College Baseball USA: Just Missed

Collegiate Baseball: 28

D1 Baseball: 19

NCBWA: 22

Perfect Game: Not Ranked

USA Today Coaches: 22

WAKE FOREST

Baseball America: 20

College Baseball USA: 20

Collegiate Baseball: 17

D1 Baseball: 18

NCBWA: 23

Perfect Game: Not Ranked

USA Today Coaches: 24

CLEMSON

Baseball America: Not Ranked

College Baseball USA: Not Ranked

Collegiate Baseball: Receiving Votes

D1 Baseball: 10 To Watch Outside of Top 25

NCBWA: Receiving Votes

Perfect Game: Not Ranked

USA Today Coaches: Receiving Votes

BOSTON COLLEGE

Baseball America: Not Ranked

College Baseball USA: Not Ranked

Collegiate Baseball: Not Ranked

D1 Baseball: Not Ranked

NCBWA: Not Ranked

Perfect Game: Not Ranked

USA Today Coaches: Receiving Votes

ACC Preseason Poll

The league's fourteen coaches submitted votes for the league's annual preseason poll. 

Not surprisingly, Louisville was the favorite to win the ACC and the Atlantic. Miami was picked to win the Coastal.

Here's how each division shook out and a composite of the two divisions.

AtlanticFirst PlaceTotal Points
Louisville1397
Florida State079
NC State068
Clemson152
Wake Forest052
Boston College027
Notre Dame017
CoastalFirst PlaceTotal Points
Miami1293
North Carolina168
Georgia Tech166
Duke065
Virginia055
Virginia Tech024
Pitt018

And finally, the composite league poll.

TeamFirst PlaceTotal Points
Louisville1397
Miami1293
Florida State079
North Carolina168
NC State068
Georgia Tech066
Duke065
Virginia055
Clemson152
Wake Forest052
Boston College027
Virginia Tech024
Pitt018
Notre Dame017

 

 

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