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Virginia Chosen Second In Preseason ACC Softball Poll



Feb. 14, 2000

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Virginia softball team has been picked to finish second in the 2000 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Softball Coaches Poll as voted by the league's five head coaches. The Cavaliers totaled 18 points in the poll with one first-place vote.

Florida State, the two-time defending ACC champions, has been picked to win the 2000 ACC title. The Seminoles grabbed the remaining four first-place votes and finished with 23 points in the poll. Maryland follows the 'Hoos in third place with 15 points. North Carolina (14 points) and Georgia Tech (5 points) round out the poll.

Virginia finished the 1999 season with a 35-26 overall record and a 4-4 mark in ACC play. The Cavaliers lost to Florida State in the championship game of the ACC Tournament last season.

The Cavaliers begin play in the 2000 season on Thursday, February 17 with a pair of games. UVa opens the season in Las Vegas with a game against UNLV at 3:00 p.m., and then plays Portland State at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Virginia then plays in the UNLV Classic in Las Vegas February 18-20.

The entire ACC Preseason Softball Coaches Poll follows.

2000 ACC Preseason Softball Coaches Poll

1. Florida State (4)23
2. Virginia (1)18
3. Maryland15
4. North Carolina14
5. Georgia Tech5




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