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Virginia Men, Women Cross Country Picked to Finish Second in ACC

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By a vote of the ACC's head coaches, both the Virginia men and women were picked preseason to finish second in the conference.

On the men's side, Syracuse, the reigning ACC champions after their first year of conference play, was the unanimous pick to finish first. After Virginia came North Carolina, Florida State, NC State and Virginia Tech.

For the women, reigning league champions Florida State received all but two of the first-place votes, with UVA earning the remaining two.

The preseason rankings are as follows:

ACC Men ACC Women
1. Syracuse 1. Florida State
2. Virginia 2. Virginia
3. North Carolina 3. Syracuse
4. Florida State 4. Duke
5. NC State 5. North Carolina
6. Virginia Tech 6. Notre Dame
7. Notre Dame 7. NC State
t-8. Duke 8. Virginia Tech
t-8. Louisville 9. Boston College
10. Wake Forest 10. Wake Forest
11. Georgia Tech 11. Louisville
12. Clemson 12. Clemson
13. Pitt 13. Georgia Tech
14. Boston College 14. Pitt
15. Miami 15. Miami

Five of the men's teams are nationally ranked (No. 8 Syracuse, No. 14 Virginia, No. 15 NC State, No. 20 North Carolina and No. 24 Florida State), as are six of the women's teams (No. 3 Florida State, No. 10 Virginia, No. 13 Syracuse, No. 17 Boston College, No. 21 Virginia Tech, No. 27 NC State).

For funsies, you can follow the men's cross country team's tumblr, maintained by head coach Pete Watson.