Wake Forest Picked Fourth in Atlantic Division
Jack Fischer returns this season after posting a 2.84 ERA in 2012

Jan. 25, 2013

By Steven Wright, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Wake Forest has been selected to finish fourth in the ACC's Atlantic Division in the 2013 ACC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll, as announced by the conference office on Friday.

This marks the second consecutive season that the Demon Deacons have been picked fourth in the Atlantic. Last year the preseason poll held true, as the Deacs finished fourth in the division with a 13-17 conference record and the seventh seed in the ACC Baseball Championship.

The Deacs earned 34 points in the voting, ahead of Maryland (22) and Boston College (17). NC State was picked to win the Atlantic Division with 69 points, while Florida State was second with 60 points and Clemson was third with 50 points. The Wolfpack also received 10 first-place votes with the Seminoles and the Tigers receiving one apiece.

In the Coastal Division, North Carolina was picked to lead the way with 69 points and nine first-place votes. Georgia Tech (55) and Virginia (50) came in second and third, respectively, as the Yellow Jackets garnered one first-place vote and the Cavaliers earned two.

Miami with 39, Virginia Tech with 27 and Duke with 12 rounded out the six-team Coastal Division.

NC State was also picked to be the 2013 ACC Champion, receiving six of the 12 votes to determine the conference favorite. Other teams that received votes to win the conference included North Carolina (4), Florida State (1) and Virginia (1).

All 12 ACC teams open their seasons with non-conference games on Friday, February 15. The 2013 ACC Baseball Championship is scheduled for May 22-26 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

2013 ACC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll

Overall Champion: NC State (6), North Carolina (4), Florida State (1), Virginia (1).

Atlantic Division
1. NC State (10), 69
2. Florida St. (1), 60
3. Clemson (1), 50
4. Wake Forest, 34
5. Maryland, 22
6. Boston College, 17



Coastal Division
1. North Carolina (9), 69
2. Georgia Tech (1), 55
3. Virginia (2), 50
4. Miami, 39
5. Virginia Tech, 27
6. Duke, 12
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