Hokies picked to finish third in ACC’s Coastal Division


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech has been picked to finish third in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division, according to a poll of 173 media members who attended last week’s 2019 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The media awarded the Hokies 20 first-place votes in the Coastal. Clemson is the media’s preseason favorite to claim the ACC title for the fifth consecutive year.

The Hokies embark on their fourth season under Justin Fuente who has compiled a 25-15 record in Blacksburg, the most wins by any Tech football coach in his first three campaigns. No other active ACC head coach can top Fuente’s 25 wins in his first three seasons at an ACC school. The Hokies enter the 2019 season seeking to extend a streak of 26 straight bowl appearances – the longest active streak in the nation and the third-longest streak in NCAA history.

Tech returns nine starters on the defensive side of the ball in 2019, a unit that was one of the youngest in the nation last season and the youngest in Bud Foster’s tenure as the Hokies’ defensive coordinator. Offensively, the Hokies bring back four of their top five pass catchers in WR Damon Hazelton, TE Dalton Keene, WR Hezekiah Grimsley and WR Tré Turner.
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Tech opens the season on August 31 at Boston College. That game will be broadcast on ACC Network. Make sure your provider carries ACC Network. Fans can visit getaccn.com to check providers in their area.

ACC Championship Votes

  1. Clemson – 170
  2. Syracuse – 2
  3. Virginia – 1 

Atlantic Division 
(First place votes in parenthesis)                       

  1. Clemson (171) – 1,209
  2. Syracuse (2) – 913
  3. Florida State – 753
  4. NC State – 666
  5. Boston College – 588
  6. Wake Forest – 462
  7. Louisville – 253

Coastal Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)                       

  1. Virginia (82) – 1,003
  2. Miami (55) – 992
  3. Virginia Tech (20) – 827
  4. Pitt (8) – 691
  5. Duke (6) –566
  6. North Carolina (1) – 463
  7. Georgia Tech (1) – 302

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