Last week, we debuted our preseason ACC Power Rankings for the Atlantic division. Now, here are the much-more tentative power rankings for the utterly unpredictable Coastal division.
Preseason ACC Power Rankings: Coastal Division
No. 7 Virginia Cavaliers
The Virginia Cavaliers finished in last place in the Coastal division last year and look like the likely bottom-dwellers for 2014, as well. Even if the Cavaliers improve they could still finish last, thanks to their difficult schedule. The Cavaliers have the misfortune of crossing divisions for games with the Florida State Seminoles and the Louisville Cardinals.
The Cavaliers have recruited fairly well under head coach Mike London, but even that could suffer if Virginia doesn’t get off to a strong start this season. London be heading for lame-duck status and, if nothing else, it may be interesting to see how the Cavaliers perform this year, knowing that they are likely playing for London’s job.