Jul 242013

The ACC media poll is out and Pitt was picked fifth in the Coastal Division. Wait, who’s in the ACC Coastal Division? Let’s take a look:

Coastal Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)
1. Miami (65) 736
2. Virginia Tech (27) 654
3. North Carolina (22) 649
4. Georgia Tech (6) 522
5. Pitt 313
6. Virginia 230
7. Duke 228

I can’t say I disagree strongly with these rankings though I’m not sure that UNC or Georgia Tech really deserved any first-place votes. However both programs are in a stronger position than Pitt (for now). Considering that it’s only year two of Paul Chryst’s tenure, breaking in a new starting RB tandem and a new QB, I’ll be happy with 7 wins and a bowl game. Continue reading »