Tigers Picked Second in ACC Preseason Poll


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GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference's nine head
coaches selected Georgia Tech as the unanimous top pick to win the
conference championship in 2001. The Yellow Jackets return nine
starters from their 2000 squad which captured the ACC Championship Title
as well as the regular season crown and finished the season 50-16.
Georgia Tech tallied 81 points, including all nine first place votes.


Clemson comes in second with 69 points, twelve behind preseason
favorite Georgia Tech. The Tigers finished 51-18, 17-7 in the league
last season and ended the 2000 season with a trip to the College World
Series.


The Florida State Seminoles fill the third place slot with 64
points, while Wake Forest placed fourth in the balloting with 55 points.
The Demon Deacons were followed by North Carolina and NC State who tied
for fifth place with 40 points each. Virginia was selected to finish
seventh with 26 points, Duke eighth with 18 points and Maryland ninth
with 12 points.


2001 ACC Coaches Preseason Predicted Order of Finish

1.	Georgia Tech (9)81
2.	Clemson	        69
3.	Florida State	64
4.	Wake Forest	55
5.	North Carolina	40
	NC State	40
7.	Virginia	26
8.	Duke	        18
9.	Maryland	12


(#) denotes first place votes

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