UVa Football Picked to Finish 6th In ACC Coastal Division

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The Virginia football team has been picked to finish 6th in the ACC Coastal Division this season, with Virginia Tech second.

The media predictions were released Monday at the ACC Football Kickoff in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Miami is picked to win the Coastal Division, with Clemson tabbed as the Atlantic Division favorites, as well as the favorite to win the conference championship.

Virginia is coming off a 4-8 season, with just two victories in the conference.

Cavaliers head coach Mike London says, "I feel pretty good about where we are.  We have six seniors pretty much on our roster.  There's a process that's always involved in turning things completely around.  There's positive energy going on on Grounds."

Virginia Tech finished 7-6 last year, with a 4-4 record in the ACC, and beat Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Hokies head coach Frank Beamer says, "We'd got a good defense, we've got a good quarterback, we've got good kickers, and I think that's a good starting point.  We've got some talented players on offense.  Some of them are going to have to come along and play better than they should, with their experience level and maturity.  But how well that develops will determine how well we are as a football team."

UVa will have an unproven starting quarterback this season, with sophomores David Watford and Grayson Lambert slotted #1 and #2 on the depth chart.

London says, "There's two very capable and talented quarterbacks.  One, David Watford, who went into spring, and came out of spring  listed as #1, he's become a phenomenal leader, a great young man, and a great teammate."

Clemson quarterback Taj Boyd has been selected to win the Conference Player of the Year Award for the second year in a row.


Atlantic Division

1. Clemson (102)
2. Florida State (18)
3. NC State 
4. Wake Forest
5. Maryland 
6. Syracuse
7. Boston College

Coastal Division

1. Miami (65)
2. Virginia Tech (27)
3. North Carolina (22) 
4. Georgia Tech (6) 
5. Pittsburgh 
6. Virginia
7. Duke

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