In a vote conducted by all 14 head coaches in the ACC, it was announced today that Louisville had emerged as the conference favorite. Not only were they selected to win the Atlantic Division, but to win the conference as well.

The Cardinal Nine narrowly edged out Florida State as the Atlantic Division favorite, nabbing 7 first place votes to FSU’s 6 first place votes. Clemson also received 1 first place vote. Over in the Coastal Division, UNC is the near unanimous favorite with 13 first place votes and Virginia claiming the lone remaining first place vote. Across all major polls, the ACC has ended up with six teams ranked amongst the top 25.

Full Results

Atlantic Division
1. Louisville (7) – 90
2. Florida State (6) – 86
3. Clemson (1) – 71
4. NC State – 53
5. Wake Forest – 49
6. Notre Dame – 24
7. Boston College – 19

Coastal Division
1. North Carolina (13) – 97
2. Virginia (1) – 64
Duke – 64
4. Miami – 61
5. Georgia Tech – 59
6. Pitt – 24
7. Virginia Tech – 23

Following a moderately successful campaign in 2018, going 45-19 and reaching as high as #23 in the rankings, the Cardinal Nine will head into 2019 with lofty expectations. Powered by preseason All-Americans Nick Bennett & Logan Wyatt, the #4 Louisville Cardinals will open up the 2019 season in Lakeland, FL against the #20 UConn Huskies one week from today on February 15th at 6pm. It kicks off a three game series at Joker Marchant Stadium, the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers.

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