Pitt Places Third in ACC Coastal Division Preseason Poll

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Panthers receive 14 first-place votes from ACC Football Kickoff media

 

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh football team was projected to finish third in the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division this season after voting from 191 media members at last week’s ACC Football Kickoff media days in Charlotte.

Pitt received 14 first-place votes and 859 total voting points in the Coastal Division Preseason Poll, ranking behind only defending division champion North Carolina (1,238 voting points) and Miami (1,108) in the annual poll submitted at the conference’s media days.

The full 2016 ACC Football Kickoff Preseason Poll is listed below:

ACC Coastal Division
(First-place votes in parenthesis) 
1. North Carolina (121) – 1,238
2. Miami (50) – 1,108
3. Pitt (14) – 859
4. Virginia Tech (3) – 697
5. Duke (2) – 597
6. Georgia Tech (1) – 588
7. Virginia – 261

ACC Atlantic Division
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
1. Clemson (148) – 1,293
2. Florida State (42) – 1,176
3. Louisville (1) – 961
4. NC State – 704
5. Boston College – 441
6. Syracuse – 426
7. Wake Forest – 347

Pitt returns 52 lettermen and 18 starters from last season’s team that finished 8-5 (6-2 ACC) to place second in the ACC Coastal Division – four spots above the Panthers’ sixth-place projection in last year’s media preseason poll.

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