Florida State is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference, receiving eight of 14 votes from league’s head coaches. The Seminoles are seeking a ninth ACC Championship in 2022 and enter the season ranked in the top 15 in the major preseason polls.
Georgia Tech, who the Noles will face in early April in Atlanta, are the favorites to win the Coastal Division.
Florida State also received eight votes to win the Atlantic Division, followed by NC State, Notre Dame, Louisville, Clemson, Wake Forest and Boston College.
In the Coastal, Georgia Tech was followed by Virginia, Miami, Duke, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Pitt.
Preseason All-Americans Parker Messick and Bryce Hubbart anchor the Florida State rotation, while the offense will see a handful of new faces with transfers Alex Toral, Brett Roberts and Jordan Carrion expected to start in the infield. Messick is the reigning ACC Pitcher and Freshman of the Year, just the second player in league history to win both in the same season.
No. 11 Florida State opens the 2022 season Feb. 18 against James Madison at 6 p.m. at Dick Howser Stadium. On Feb. 12, the Seminoles will host Fan Day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. where fans can meet the team and collect autographs.
Full results of the 2022 ACC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll, with first-place votes in parenthesis:
1. Florida State (8) – 88
2. NC State (1) – 76
3. Notre Dame (3) – 70
4. Louisville (2) – 64
5. Clemson – 43
6. Wake Forest – 35
7. Boston College – 16
1. Georgia Tech (8) – 91
2. Virginia (5) – 77
3. Miami (1) – 71
4. Duke – 60
5. North Carolina – 44
6. Virginia Tech – 25
7. Pitt – 24