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.
⭐️ 2022 ACC Football Preseason Poll ⭐️
Who do you think wins the Atlantic and Coastal? 🤔
— ACC Football (@ACCFootball) July 26, 2022
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.
- North Carolina State
- Wake Forest
- Florida State
- Boston College
- North Carolina
- Virginia Tech
- Georgia Tech