ACC’s Coastal Division may the toughest in the entire nation

Posted by Andy Durham on July 29, 2010 at 10:57 am under College | 6 Comments to Read

You are reading that headline correctly….That is what is coming out of the mouths of not babes, but College Football Experts across the country…..

What these grown men and women are saying, is that the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division may just be, “The Toughest in the Entire Nation”……

It’s being said and talked about all over the land.

The Coastal Division with ACC Conference favorite Virginia Tech, plus Miami, Georgia Tech and North Carolina, will be the toughest division around….

You’ll have those four teams, ranked in the pre-season Top 25 and no other conference will be able to match that, unless the SEC comes up with some big practice sessions, in August….

Nobody else can top this….Watch out, the ACC is on the move and that move is coming from the Coastal Division, in football…..

Virginia Tech, Miami, Georgia Tech and North Carolina and here they are, from the ACC.com, with an additional look at how the media stacks up the ACC teams in the Coastal and Atlantic Divisions….

This might be the most anticipated year in the history of ACC Football……Can you believe it????? Four teams in the Top 25 and you can go ahead and add in Florida State, the ACC’s Atlantic Division favorite….

WOW!!!!! Five teams from the ACC in the Top 25 to start the season…….

******Maybe we’ll get six, if we can sneak Clemson in there.******

Coastal Division
1. Virginia Tech
2. Miami
3. Georgia Tech
4. North Carolina

Atlantic Division
1. Florida State (78) 565
2. Clemson (16) 479
3. Boston College (4) 389
4. NC State 283
5. Wake Forest 203
6. Maryland 139

Coastal Division
1. Virginia Tech (62) 532
2. Miami (20) 444
3. Georgia Tech (11) 408
4. North Carolina (5) 379
5. Duke 169
6. Virginia 126

More from www.theacc.com:

GREENSBORO, NC – The largest electorate in the 35-year history of the ACC Football Kickoff has predicted that Virginia Tech will win the conference’s 2010 championship by defeating Florida State at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., in December.

The Hokies, expected to return two of the nation’s top running backs, received 50 of the 98 votes cast for overall champion during the league’s preseason media availability at the Grandover Resort. They have won three championships in their first six years of league membership.

Virginia Tech prevailed over Miami, Georgia Tech and North Carolina in relatively close Coastal Division balloting. Sixty-two voters picked the Hokies to win the division title, but the Hurricanes (20), Yellow Jackets (11) and Tar Heels (five) also received first-place recognition. Duke and Virginia were picked fifth and sixth, respectively.

The Seminoles, who have been predicted to win the Atlantic Division or the outright league title in 18 of their 19 seasons of membership, received 78 of 98 first-place votes on their side of the league. Twenty-six electors said FSU will win proceed to win the championship game. Clemson placed second in the Atlantic and received 16 first-place divisional votes and Boston College got the other four top citations. NC State, Wake Forest and Maryland rounded out the Atlantic race.

Miami (10), Georgia Tech (eight), Boston College (two) and North Carolina (two) were the other teams tabbed to take the league title.


  • fbfan said,

    Andy I got injured reading this article when I fell out of my chair from laughing so hard, I know not one of these teams could finish in the top 4 of either SEC division, I think BAMA beat VT last year, it was like the JV playing the warsity. keep the articles coming about ACC football we all need to laugh these days.

  • Andy said,

    Wait till that Top 25 Poll comes out and we can all say together, “Welcome to the Coastal Division” and welcome to the ACC…..The TOP Conference on the Atlantic Coast…..

  • Mick said,

    Carolina at LSU soon. That is the real Carolina not poor ol South Carolina who cant really get away with using Carolina or USC.

    I dont think Carolina has much of a shot but that is why the game is played. Go Heels.

    Andy,

    Though fbfan is a bit uppity about it all… he aint that far off.

  • NCAA said,

    LSU will win in the Chick-Fil-A.
    We will guarentee it!

  • Evan said,

    This article is music to my ears. GO HEELS!

  • Dennis said,

    I think Evan is on to something.