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Men's Soccer Picked Eighth In ACC Preseason Poll




Aug 21, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Boston College men's soccer team has been selected to finish eighth in the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference preseason poll, according to a vote of the league's 12 head coaches.

No. 2 Maryland, the reigning ACC champion, earned 10 first-place votes for a total of 142 points to get the top spot in the poll. No. 4 North Carolina followed with 122 points while No. 17 Wake Forest (114 points) and No. 7 Notre Dame (110) came in at third and fourth, respectively. Both the Demon Deacons and Fighting Irish earned a first place vote.

Virginia (106), Clemson (69) and Duke (67) filled out spots five through seven. Boston College received 63 points as it was picked eighth.

The rest of the preseason poll in order was: No. 20 Syracuse (54), NC State (44), Virginia Tech (27) and Pittsburgh (18).

The Eagles finished last season at 8-6-5 and advanced to their sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament where they lost to Northeastern in the first round.

The 2013 season gets underway on August 30 when BC makes the short trip to Boston University for a 5 p.m. match.

	2013 PRESEASON ACC MEN'S SOCCER POLL

School (first-place votes) Points 2012 Record 1. Maryland (10) 142 20-1-3 (6-1-1) 2. North Carolina 122 16-4-3 (6-1-1) 3. Wake Forest (1) 114 11-4-5 (4-1-3) 4. Notre Dame (1) 110 17-4-1 (5-2-1 Big East) 5. Virginia 106 10-7-4 (3-4-1) 6. Clemson 69 6-9-5 (3-2-4) 7. Duke 67 8-8-2 (3-4-1) 8. Boston College 63 8-6-5 (3-2-3) 9. Syracuse 54 14-6-1 (5-3-0 Big East) 10. NC State 44 10-10-0(1-7-0) 11. Virginia Tech 27 7-10-3 (0-7-1) 12. Pittsburgh 18 6-9-2 (0-8-0 Big East)

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