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Pitt Ranked Second in ACC Coastal in Preseason Media Poll

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It appears that only three ACC media voters expect Pitt to repeat as conference champions in 2022.

The 2022 ACC football preseason poll was released on Tuesday, as voted upon by the 164 ACC media members, and Pitt is predicted to finish second in the ACC Coastal behind Miami.

Pitt received 911 total points and 38 first-place votes, to go along with three votes to win the ACC outright. For reference, Pitt received a fourth-place prediction in the 2021 preseason poll with just one first place vote.

Miami is predicted to win the ACC Coastal (1,036 points and 98 first place votes), with the top five rounded out by North Carolina (823, 18), Virginia (667, 6) and Virginia Tech (592, 3). Georgia Tech (343, 1) and Duke (220) are predicted to finish sixth and seventh in the division.

Clemson is predicted to win the Atlantic division and ACC (1,080, 111) outright in 2022, and North Carolina State (959, 44) and Wake Forest (783, 6) round out the Atlantic’s strong top three. Louisville (591), Florida State (509, 2), Boston College (469, 1) and Syracuse (201) round out the bottom half of the division.

Clemson is the heavy favorite to win the ACC in 2022, receiving 103 media votes. North Carolina State is a strong in-division contender, receiving 38 votes, and Miami (8), Wake Forest (4), Pitt (3), Virginia (3), Florida State (2), North Carolina (2) and Boston College (1) all received at least one vote to win the conference.

Atlantic Division

  1. Clemson
  2. North Carolina State
  3. Wake Forest
  4. Louisville
  5. Florida State
  6. Boston College
  7. Syracuse

Coastal Division

  1. Miami
  2. Pitt
  3. North Carolina
  4. Virginia
  5. Virginia Tech
  6. Georgia Tech
  7. Duke

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Carter Spruill
Carter Spruill
20 days ago

No respect for a Pitt Panther team that I feel is going to be even better than last year. Pitt has argueably one of the top three offensive lines in the country, a stable of horses in the backfield, one of the best receiving corps in the country and the defense is going to play lights out, I look for Pitt to run the table in the ACC and repeat as ACC champions.

Jim
Jim
20 days ago
Reply to  Carter Spruill

Hope your right… HTP 💙💛

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
20 days ago
Reply to  Carter Spruill

Agreed, but Miami has an established QB who should be a 1st round pick next year. We have a question mark. I can’t fault many for voting the way they did. Just reminder they picked us to finish 4th last year…

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
19 days ago
Reply to  Carter Spruill

now that’s funny…but if duzz would win the BigTen every year how are they 2nd in a much weaker conference? This has to be wrong, just ask duzz. Natty this year!!!
h2p!!!!

SRS
SRS
19 days ago

Weaker conference?

National Champions B10 since 1981; Ohio State 2014 and 2002, Michigan 1997, (Nebraska 1994, 1995, 1997), PSU 82′ and 86 and arguably 94′. Say 9 but one of those is split.

ACC; Clemson 2016 and 2018 plus 81′. FSU 2013, 1999 and 1993. The U. of Miami 83′ 87′ 89′ 91′ and 2001. Say 11.

11 to 8 by my count…

In the past 10 years it is 3 to 1 ACC to B10.

Being part of the CFBP does not constitute on-field dominance, neither does attendance and revenue.

Dukes

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